Sunday, August 21, 2011

Review: Tempestuous By Lesley Livingston

Title: Tempestuous
Author: Lesley Livingston
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published Date: Dec 2010

"I don't love Sonny Flannery."
That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City.
But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find out who's after his magick—and how to use her own. She's got to uncover who's recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She's got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she's got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he's around Kelley. (Provided By Chapters)

Tempestuous picks up right after Darklight, and Kelley is surely feeling the repercussions of her actions. She’s lost Sonny but she’s determined to find a way back into love but first she must make sure it is safe for Sonny and his power. Sonny is much more than mortal. His birth is something way more than he’s been brought up to believe.
There is a power belonging to someone or something dark that seeks to see the fairy kingdom burst forward into the real world with no gates and is willing to destroy everything and everyone in its path. This power has slowly but surely cracked the Otherworld’s gates, letting the mythical monsters run free from world to world.
Sonny is lost without his light and does not know where to go anymore. Everywhere he knows is filled with Kelley’s light and that is too painful for him to endure. He seeks refuge in the Lost Fae; the place where the supernatural go to live in the real world when they cannot blend in New York.
A rogue attack against the Lost Fae land Sonny and Kelley once again face to face and more importantly straight to who is behind all the mayhem that’s been erupting. They know who to stop now but they may be too late…

At times it was unbearably heart breaking and the next, so filled with love.
I, AGAIN, could have done without the whole Fennrys Wolf and Kelley or the Carys and Sonny but in the end, Fennrys proved to be worthy of my love. ;)

King Auberon and Queen Mahb show what hardship parenting truly is and the sacrifices needed to keep there daughter safe. In Tempestuous, Kelley I think really understands why her parents are the way they are and at the end of the day, they all love each other no matter how dysfunctional they all are. 

The action and fighting in the realms of Tempestuous are phenomenal! Not only is Tempestuous jammed packed with a fury of fighting, it shows us again how much Kelley and Sonny really care for each other and the lengths that they are willing to go for each other! Tempestuous is an amazing finale to the Wondrous Strange trilogy! It shows everything Lesley Livingston’s writing is capable of when it comes to spinning her own fairytale!

I rate Tempestuous by the lovely Lesley Livingston
It is a world wind of magic and high emotions with even higher stakes. There is one thing I’ve learned through reading this trilogy and it’s that magic is a dangerous thing & not knowing is better than knowing!

As Always,



  1. Great book review.I haven't read the Wondrous Strange Series yet-haven't had the time too. The first novel, I believe, is somewhere on my bookshelf, hiding.

    Thanks for the review. I'll make sure to read this series soon.

  2. Thanks for the lovely words!

    I know what you mean by hiding books, one was so hidden once, I found two copies of the SAME book!

    Wondrous Strange will suck you in! Definitely let me know once you read it!