Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Review: Darklight By Lesley Livingston

Title: Darklight
Author: Lesley Livingston
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published Date: Jan 2010

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.
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Sonny and Kelley are far from being together in Darklight and this leaves room for trouble because when they aren’t together trouble tends to find them. If it is not a hoard of mythical monsters keeping them apart, its Kelley’s father and mom keeping them worlds apart. 

Darklight is filled with new threats and darker and more powerful secrets. It continues the epicness that began with Wondrous Strange. 

Through the midst of paying the dues he owes for the Wild Hunt, Sonny finds Kelley in the otherworld with another man, another Janus Guard to be exact; muscled bad boy Fennrys Wolf. Before Sonny and Kelley get a chance to rekindle their love, bad news finds them. Kelley’s father, for all intentional purposes, King Auberon, is dangerously ill. Something seems to have poisoned him and he’s getting worse by the minute. He wants to see Kelley but Kelley could care less, Auberon did strip her of her powers. Sonny on the other hand, was like a son to Auberon and he feels the need to visit his king. This is just another wedge that drives Sonny and Kelley a little further from each other. Sonny decides to go pay respect to his King while Kelley ventures back to the real world but not without finding out first that there is something dark and dangerous out there that has the potential to destroy more than a few monsters, it could destroy her beloved home in New York, Sonny, and the fairy realm. 

WHY? – new character Fennrys Wolf!? The start of this love triangle is too much to handle! I’m sure if you’re Team Jacob in the whole twilight debacle, you’d be Team Fennrys … but for me, I am and will ALWAYS be devoted to Team Sonny and Team Edward! I know that there is not a need for teams but I couldn’t help it!
I rate this book
The beginning was a little slow and towards the middle. Not much excitement happens in the city and realms but when it starts to get into the mysterious dangers lurking around, everything seemed to click! The paste got much faster and soon I was finished! The ending, let me warn you, is a little heart wrenching … Kelley can be a fool sometimes, a downright FOOL!
As Always,
-Sherry Lay


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