Monday, March 30, 2009

Enchanting Review: Wondrous Strange

Fantasy YA
ISBN# 978-0061575372
336 Pages
Hardcover--Available Now

Rating: 5 Enchantments

WONDROUS STRANGE has quickly become one of my favorite fantasy books ever. Seventeen year old Kelley Winslow is the understudy at the Avalon Grande Theatre, where she’s suddenly cast as Titania in A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Kelley can’t believe her good luck, finally all her dreams of being on stage are coming true. But when she goes to the park to read over her lines, she could never imagine the turn her life is about to take.

Sonny Flannery, a Jamus, is sworn to protect the mortal realm from the Fae who are attempting to invade it over the next nine nights, when the veil separating the two worlds is the weakest. But before the first night, he meets Kelley, the most unusual girl he’s ever met. Soon he finds himself enamored by the pretty redhead and little does he know Kelley’s true identity, something even she is not aware of. A secret that once its revealed could change everything, for him, for her and the Fae.

I basically adored this book. Filled with well developed characters, an intriguing plot and a world that seems strangely plausible and so detailed it made you feel like you were right there with Kelley and Sonny. The chemistry between Kelley and Sonny was great and I loved every scene between the two of them. Of the other characters, the one that I really enjoyed was Bob, playing Puck in the play, but truly, the real actual Puck The scene where Sonny confronts him backstage still has me smiling just thinking about it. This is one book I didn’t want to put down.

WONDROUS STRANGE is a debut not to be missed, especially if you enjoy fantasy. I can’t wait to read more from this talented author. Visit Ms. Livingston online at

Enchanting Reviews
March 2009

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