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Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
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Apr 18, 2009

it was ok
Read in April, 2009

** spoiler alert ** Wondrous Strange is another YA fantasy take on the 'normal girl becomes a fairy princess' theme. The setting is New York City, and the scene opens with a 17 year-old living on her own, with a job as an understudy in a way-off Broadway production. Predictably, the star twists her ankle, and the heroine is thrust into the main part, as Titania in Shakespeare's play, and fairy-fueled chaos ensues shortly thereafter.
The main problems with the book are over-used cliches, poorly-drawn characters, wildly improbable settings and happenings, along with overall predictability. There are no surprises for a reader familiar with the genre. And the romance is under-developed.
Good bits: use of Shakespeare, descriptions of Central Park, range of different fairy creatures.
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