Saturday, 25 September 2010

Book Review: Darklight - Lesley Livingston

Faerie can't lie... or can they?
Much has changed since autumn, when Kelley Winslow learned she was a Faerie princess, fell in love with changeling guard Sonny Flannery, and saved the mortal realm from the ravages of the Wild Hunt. Now Kelley is stuck in New York City, rehearsing Romeo and Juliet and missing Sonny more with every stage kiss, while Sonny has been forced back to the Otherworld and into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the remaining Hunters and Queen Mabh herself.
When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring, and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. Caught in a web of Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next step could topple a kingdom... or tear them apart.
- From the back of the book.

Darklight is even better than Wondrous Strange. As a lot of Wondrous Strange was setting up the story, Livingston could start right away with the story and action in Darklight. Also, a lot of the secondary characters in Wondrous Strange played bigger parts in this book, and that gave you an insight into them. I enjoyed learning about them, and also the Courts of Faerie too. There were some ends left open at the end of the book, and hopefully these secondary characters and their stories will make another appearance in the third book.

Kelley and Sonny's love grew in Darklight, though there was a lot of tension. From the end of Wondrous Strange and the beginning of Darklight, they had been separated, and so, even though they did end up together again at the end, there were some rocky situations along the way. Which just makes everything more interesting.

The writing of Darklight was engaging and easy to read, making it easy to get lost in the world of the Faeries. The characters are written well, and some sinister Leprechauns make the writing that much better.
At the end of Darklight, a big secret is revealed. This left me anxious for the nest book, and I can only think that the last book in this trilogy, Tempestuous, will be as good as the first two.

I give it 5 Feet!

1 comment:

  1. I had mixed feelings on this review here are my thoughts if your interested!


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