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Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
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May 10, 10

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Read in May, 2010 — I own a copy

Good Stuff

• Delightfully imaginative
• Stories about the Fae often irritate and confuse me, but not in this case.
• Tons of magic, suspense and romance
• Interesting characters
• Intelligent and witty dialogue that is very realistic (well as much as you can in a story about faeries)
• Beautiful cover
• Fast paced storyline
• Great secondary characters (Hopefully they will be developed more in the rest of the series)
• wonderful descriptions of the theatre world
• Heroine is wonderfully human. She makes mistakes, learns from them and she is just plain interesting
• Loved the horse in the bath scenes
• Some of the early scenes between Kelly and Sonny are wickedly funny
• Sorry Twilight lovers (I like the books too -- not those horrendous movies) but this is much more age appropriate for the YA category. Also Kelley is far more interesting and less wussy than Bella -- sorry it had to be said, cannot tell you how many times I wanted to smack Bella upside the head
• Author is Canadian : ) and she doesn't write depressing stuff set in the bush

Not so Good Stuff

• Some of the Fae lore information irritated me a little (just a personal observation, nothing against the author)
• Had a sudden urge to read Shakespeare
• The main characters name is Sonny

What I Learned

• The Fae really are not nice creatures for the most part
• That it would be kind of cool to have a horse that lived in your bathtub -- but only if you had more than 1 bathroom of course

Favorite Quotes/Passages

Over my dead, shapely body, the Faerie sneered.

Well. I think it is safe to say that, in my absence, the power grabbing and backstabbing and political intrigue has officially reached an all-time Otherworld high.

I HATE the courts! She spat. Why can't they just leave off with all the stupid homicidal meddling.

Ask that Sir Lancelot creep, Tyffanywy snapped. Wait -- no, don't. It was complicated.

Who Should Read

• Fans of stories about the Fae
• Those who are usually irritated about stories about the Fae
• Young adults -- even as young as 10 will enjoy it
• Lovers of the theatre world


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