Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston, 327 pages

A fantasy romance about a long lost fae and the human-changling that falls in love with her (and of course she with him) while trying to save her life. Kelley is a wannabe actress that finally lands a leading role as Tatiana in an off-off broadway play when the main actor she's an understudy for disappears. She doesn't question things that would make normal people go 'hmm' and pretty much accepts everything she is told. So it's not too surprising that Kelley doesn't realize she is fae and only discovers that fact after one of the Janus guards, a mortal named Sonny, reveals her true identity. (Sonny is the human-changeling I mentioned in the first sentence). Then all hell breaks loose (literally) and more than just Kelley's life is in danger as the Wild Hunt is sent after her (and any human that stands in their way). I thought for sure the book would pick up at that point, but it stayed tepid. I think I struggled through it for the most part because the main character is so absurdly clueless. I am really disappointed that this wasn't an excellent read. The storyline sounded so good.

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