Author: Lesley Livingston
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: December 22, 2009
Hardcover: 320 pages
Where’d I Get It: Borrowed Beauty from the Library
Synopsis (From Goodreads): 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…
My Thoughts: After reading Lesley Livingston’s Wondrous Strange, I of course had to pick up its sequel, Darklight. I must say, this particular part of Kelley’s story intrigued me even more than the first book. The writing seems more polished, the characters possibly more well defined. The fighting scenes were still a trifle forced and far too fast paced, but overall the story flowed forward with few hitches. I found myself reading into the wee hours of the morning, so I was most definitely interested in what was going on, and what was going to happen. Lesley Livingston is quite good at drawing the reader into the story and keeping you there until she’s good and ready to let you go. What I did find a little distasteful about this part of the series was the sudden uncertainty on the part of Kelly and Sonny. In Wondrous Strange, there was the love and bonding and emotion and an assurance that all would be sparkly and happy. In Darklight, both of them question their feelings at times, and both seem to be seesawing emotionally. Obviously, with all the upheaval happening, a little bit of that is to be expected, but – it really irked me to see a couple who has supposedly found true love wavering like that. At any rate, I’ll be anxiously awaiting the final book in the series, and I’ll be sure to snag it as soon as I can…because I cannot wait to see what happens next!
Rating: 7 of 10
For the review of the first book in this series, Wondrous Strange, go here.