Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Book Reporting: "Wondrous Strange" by Lesley Livingston

Happy Tuesday All,

Hope everyone is having a good week so far. My week's been pretty good. I've gotten some editing done, so I'm happy about that.

Okay, last night I just finished reading Lesley Livingston's book, Wondrous Strange. It's a YA novel (although, I don't see why grown up adults wouldn't enjoy it, seeing as how I, and several other adults I know, read YA and like them).

Picture if you will, taking faerie lore, Shakespeare's A Mid-Summer's Night's Dream, add some paranormal elements, and romance and presto! You've got Lesley's book.

Wondrous Strange was awesome. A real page turner. I had to know what was going to happen next. I really had a hard time putting this book down. 

I'm practically chomping at the bit to read the second book, Darklight.

It's different than a lot of things I've read...in the sense that it mixes fairies in a way I've not seen them. They might actually be dangerous creatures.

Oh yeah, and if you're a fan of Puck...you've gotta check this book out. Our lovable and playful fellow makes a grand appearance. (See if you can guess who he is! I had a feeling when I met this one character "Maybe that's him." and I was right!)

The romance is there, and it's a central plot thread, but there's so much more going on, so it's not purely romantic. It's got action, it's got conflict, it's got suspense, it's got gruesomely frightening creatures, it's got magic,  it's got flying, horses, sirens, mermaids, adjacent worlds to the human world, it's got acting, it's got a horse standing in a bathtub eating soap.

It really didn't take me long to finish this book and I love it. The cover is gorgeous, which kind of made me wonder about it in the first place, then I read the synopsis on the back and thought "Hmmm, maybe." Then I read it and I was like "Oooohhhh this is good!"

Anyway, hopefully I can pick up Darklight soon and let you know how that one is!

Have A Tremendous Tuesday!

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