Saturday, May 8, 2010

Book Review: Darklight

by Lesley Livingston

From Goodreads:
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.

With breathtakingly high stakes, the talented Lesley Livingston delivers soaring romance and vividly magical characters in
Darklight, the second novel in the trilogy that began with Wondrous Strange.

From me:
When a book follows the text of another story - a tragedy - particularly Romeo and Juliet, you know the main characters are going to have problems. Look at New Moon - poor Bella had a whole lotta issues with her boyfriend that she had to deal with that paralled R & J. This book had a similar feel. Though, like New Moon, you know that no matter where the book is going at any given moment, there will be another book in the series to fix whatever is going wrong in this one. It's *gotta* have a happy ending eventually.

We get to know the characters better in this book, ones that we only got a taste of in the first - impressions change, and we no longer know who is good and who is bad. There is also a lot more action and new threats.

An enjoyable book and an enjoyable series. I look forward to seeing where this story goes.

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