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Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange #3)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  7,151 Ratings  ·  453 Reviews
"I don’t love Sonny Flannery.”

With a single lie, seventeen-year-old Kelley manages to protect the boy she loves and send him retreating into a haven for Lost Fae hidden below New York City. If she can figure out who’s after Sonny’s magick and uncover the reason why Janus Guards are being recruited to hunt innocent Faerie, Kelley might stand a chance at getting him back…bu
Kindle Edition, 373 pages
Published December 21st 2010 by HarperTeen
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Jan 30, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, own-arc

I was really mad about the whole "I don't love Sonny Flannery." thing, because really I just wanted to read about Kelley and Sonny sharing some lip action. Luckily there is still some hot lip action going on... and Sonny isn't the only one getting some, if you know what I mean...

This is such a marvelous series. Livingston is a brilliant writer... her stories really are a work of art, sometimes I get lost in her descriptions. And I mean that as a compliment.

I think this was probably my least favo
Erica (daydreamer)
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Krista (I remember you, Min) (Critical)
Ugh, so, I don't know what happened with this last book, but I just...didn't like it very much. It was okay. But I'd never want to read it again, that's for sure. I'm not sure if it's because I'm just bored of this trilogy, or if this book just wasn't as good as the others. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it?

First of all, Kelley pissed me off in this book. She makes some really stupid decisions that make me want to shake her and shout, "What are you thinking, you idiot!?" Then, of course, sh
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

My review can also now be found on Reading Lark:

I. N.E.E.D. M.O.R.E.!!!!!

An exhilerating conclusion to the Wondrous Strange trilogy... only it left me wanting--needing--MORE!!!!

Tempestuous starts off literally moments where Darklight left off. Kelley had just told Tyff, knowing that Sonny was listening, that she didn't love Sonny and never did... all in a ruse to drive Sonny and his green magick away for his own safety. The domino affect of this semi-regr
Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
I grabbed at Tempestuous immediately after closing the back cover of Darklight, intent on figuring out how the heck everything would go down in this final installment. Darklight's ending was, to say the least, a real shocker for me...and to be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about the direction the story was taking. In all honesty, I didn't really like a decision the main character made, and so I wasn't sure what to think going into this last book. Well, the author certainly didn't disappoint, ...more
Ok. It wasn't awe-inspiring, but it wasn't annoying, either.
The problem was/is that I couldn't really remember much that happened in the previous two books. Soooo. It took me a little while to catch on. Anyway, that's my fault, not Ms. Livingston's. I've read too many books that are similar to this one. Need, Wicked Lovely, Wings, Tattoo, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception, Tithe, Fairy get the picture. In all of these books someone discovers they are somehow involved with fairies.
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Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
"Kelley orkede ikke flere trusler fra folk som hun faktisk prøvede at hjælpe. Hun slog vingerne ud, og den blændende stråleglans fik det et øjeblik til at flimre for hendes egne øjne..."

Jeg tror, at jeg havde alt for høje forventninger til denne bog. 'Sort lys' sluttede af sådan et spændende og hjerteknusende sted, men da jeg åbnede 'Stormen' var der absolut intet spor af den stærke slutning fra bogen før.
Dette er uden tvivl den bog i trilogien, jeg holder mindst af - bogen manglede simpelthen b
Katieb (MundieMoms)
4.5 stars

Tempestuous is an exciting, action packed ending to Lesley's Wondrous Strange series. With all the plot twists, the "who done it" mystery finally revealed, and Kelley and Sonny finally realizing their powers full potentials, I couldn't have asked for a better ending. The faerie courts are at war, allies are broken, new ones made, new characters are introduced, other character's end their journeys and some make choices that completely surprised me. Tempestuous is non stop action and one
Nov 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My friend won the ARC at the end of last year, and I FINALLY got my hands on it. So technically, I'm not an "advanced reader" of the book but it is the uncorrected proof so I still feel excited! Now, to the review!

WOW!. . . I hate giving anything away, so all I can say is if you like faerie books, read this series! It just got better and better. The first two in the series, Wondrous Strange and Darklight, I would consider a low five stars, but this one blew those two out of the water! Just the r
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick Thinking: Although not as magnificent as anticipated, Tempestuous was a satisfying closing to this amazing trilogy! Love is majorly tested...bad guys turning up most unexpectedly...hateful crimes and killings...intense fighting and spell-casting...griping best friends and roommate...Tempestuous carries all of the qualities that made me fall in love with this trilogy to begin with! From a joyous love to an exhilarating whirlwind of a plot all they way down to the humor pouring out of the ch ...more
Jan 25, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
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Jun 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Note to readers: Ideally this book should not be read if the first two books in the series haven’t been read. There are too many character and plot developments that will be confusing otherwise.


Faeries don’t lie. They can’t lie. So when Kelley Winslow told Sonny Flannery she didn’t love him, that “[she] never did and [she] never will,” he had no reason to doubt her words. Kelley was Faerie after all. A Faerie princess. The daughter of King Auberon and Queen Mabh who was taken from the Otherwo
Dec 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dopo averci condotto nel magico mondo di Wondrous Strange e Dark Light, Lesley Livingston conclude la sua trilogia con il terzo atto di questa storia, Tempestuous, che segna la resa dei conti sia per il mondo fatato che per quello umano.

Tra i vari young adult che ci sono in circolazione sicuramente la trilogia della Livingston ha saputo mettere in campo la sua originalità. Far rivivere in una dimensione urban fantasy i personaggi che popolano lo shakespeariano Sogno di una notte di mezza estate
Sara Grochowski
Aug 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Lesley Livingston left readers hanging with a gut wrenching conclusion to DARKLIGHT... not only was it intense, but readers were left to wait for answers for months. Luckily, Livingston knows exactly what her characters (and readers!) need. Every bit of emotional turmoil inflicted on the characters and readers in the second installment is essential to fully appreciate Kelley's journey and this phenomenal final chapter to her story.

I don't regret reading these books as they were released, but, if
Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms)
Jan 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Readers of YA who like the Faerie
Recommended to Terry (Ter05 TwiMoms/ MundieMoms) by: Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)
The last book of the trilogy and another really good read. These books are loosely based on old characters of the fey who are a part of Kelley's life and of her heritage. As a budding young actress in Shakespeare plays, she fights to understand her powers and to keep Sonny from realizing just who he is. His incredible power and heritage is revealed in the second book, but Kelley has had the memory taken from him to protect him. Was she right in doing this or was it a betrayal of sorts not to all ...more
Eleni ( La Femme Readers )
Lesley's Wondrous Strange series is my all time favorite faerie creation. The sequel, Darklight concluded with a cliffhanger that left me salivating for the last installment, Tempestuous. Once I snagged a copy, my expectations were high for an enchanting and action-packed deliverance. Lesley continued to please me with her sophisticated writing and detailed character definitions. Each individual introduced, especially the lost fae, had their own voice and personality traits. The connection betwe ...more
Aug 24, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm unsure how to start this review... It's been so long since I read 'Darklight', almost 8 months, and I've read a lot of other books in between so I've kind of forgotten what had happened at the end of the previous book. It didn't take me long to get back in to the swing of Lelsey Livingston's beautiful writing, but I felt like something was missing. I think that spark between Kelley & Sonny wasn't there for me or maybe I've read other books since where the connections between lovers is st ...more
Dec 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A satisfying ending to the trilogy. Didn't see the dragon coming! Kind of Sleeping Beauty almost there at the end. There were plot twists that I did not expect, so I enjoyed being surprised. I like how the whole time Kelley thought she would be Sonny's greatest weakness but in the end she was his greatest strength. Aw. Sweet. :)

I like how the parental issues Kelley has with her parents are reunited. I like how Sonny gets to find out who is dad is.

I feel bad for Mabh. I know she's wicked, and she
Jul 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, faeries
Rating: 3.5

An awesome end to this series, and a great pick up from where the last book left off. I am really happy with the balance of the real world, fae world, romance, action, and adventure. There are quite a few twists and turns, but the characters are still truthful to who they are, and you can see the development from book one. I think this was the strongest book of the series. And I loved the ending.

And this little reference to book one:

...Sonny Flannery stared down at her, his face a st
Feb 06, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Tempestuous” is Lesley Livingston’s third and final installment of her “Wondrous Strange” trilogy, and surprisingly, also the best.

I found myself loosing interest in the trilogy about half way through “Darklight” but my interest was renewed by the ending. Luckily, Livingston kept the pace up in this conclusion, and she pulled me into the world she created. I found myself rooting for Kelley in this book whereas I was indifferent to her in the books prior. I really enjoyed this finale. The Shake
Barbara ★
I must say that was disappointed at the conclusion of this entertaining series. The first half of the book is really tedious. Kelley dumped Sonny (for his own good) and he wanders lost for a good 100 pages while Kelley is despondent and mopey for the same 100 pages. We finally get some action around page 125. and for a while it was exciting and dangerous. But the ending was rushed and unlikely given the animosity between the Faerie courts. I think this conclusion could have been handled better a ...more
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Después de casi 3 semanas, me lo he podido acabar y sinceramente, me ha decepcionado. Desde la página 1 ya sabes todo el recorrido de la historia (o la deduces según la vas leyendo) lo que hace que te aburra seguir leyéndola. Pero por fin me la he acabado y me siento orgulloso de mi mismo.
Una trilogía que implanta otro punto de vista al mundo de los duendes y de las hadas, pero se queda en eso, otra historia de duendes y hadas con su tema romántico.
El mejor de los 3 lib
Nov 09, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I began to feel irritated at the dramatically self-sacrificing, yet amazingly arrogant heroine. By the final book, she was rather callously making decisions (many of them hopelessly bad) that impacted all those around her, without stopping to consider that they might like a say in their own fate. Then, she gets her happy ending and everyone still adores her. I would have voted her off the island.

Why did I read the entire series, you might ask? I made myself read all three books because they wer
Oct 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would love to give this a five star rating I really would. I adored this series; but I have to say that toward the end I was somewhat expecting the ending.

Oh Fenn! Arggh!! (all I'm saying)

Sonny and Kelley of course are fantastic together.

I was however shocked how early on in the book the lies started being revealed but such is fiction :-)

Any way it was a good read; some unexpected alliances, some unexpected sacrafices *maybe not so much* but in theory.

A nice closing to the triology; may I just
Aug 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faeries
What a great book to finish up a series. I am a total sucker for Faerie books. Especially when they involve the different kingdoms of the Summer Queen, the Winter King, Mabh and of course Puck/Robin Goodfellow. I think that Lesley Livingston writes in such a way that you can visualise the characters and the setting and are whisked into the world of the Fey and I would be lying if I said that I didn't wish that I was a fairy princess, with purple wings, kicking some butt and kissing Sonny Flanner ...more
3.5 stars. I liked Tempestuous as much as I liked the first book in the series. There is an innocence to Kelley's and Sonny's love that I enjoyed reading. There are no lustful passages in the book, just a nice pure romance that I find refreshing among the YA fiction of today. I don't know why, but when they met in the first book I thought of Thumbelina and Prince Cornelius in the animated movie Thumbelina. I think the way they seemed so fascinated by each other when they met is what reminded me ...more
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
This book took me a bit longer to get into. I think it had to do with the fact that I had jumbled everything from the first two books together, so I couldn't quite remember where I was as this third one started. After I got going I remembered the various characters and why I liked them so much, and then the book flew by. Towards the end I started getting restless...but I think that had to do with tying up all three bits of a story-arch. Overall it was just what I thought it should be--lovely the ...more
Mar 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure why, but in between reading Darklight and Tempestuous I found that I had forgotten who some of the characters were and what was going on in the story. I had to get the first 2 books and flip through them to remind myself. That also happened in between Wondrous Strange and Darklight. I absolutely loved all of the books in the trilogy though, and I thought that the ending was good. Oh, but poor Fenn!!!! I loved him, he was so awesome!
Sep 30, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Completely disappointing. Was looking for more romance between her and Sonny and found practically none. The 2nd book left me at a cliff hanger, wanting more. This series only left me with utter disappointment.
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“Do you stop caring about someone you love - just because they don't feel the same way?” 48 likes
“You can't choose someone else's destiny for them, Kelley. And you shouldn't let anyone choose yours.” 31 likes
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