Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Darklight Review

Darklight by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 310
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From: Library (2010)

Faerie can't lie . . . or can they?
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.
When a terrifying encounter sends Kelley tumbling into the Otherworld, her reunion with Sonny is joyful but destined to be cut short. An ancient, hidden magick is stirring, and a dangerous new enemy is willing to risk everything to claim that power. Caught in a web of Faerie deception and shifting allegiances, Kelley and Sonny must tread carefully, for each next step could topple a kingdom . . . or tear them apart.
With breathtakingly high stakes, the talented Lesley Livingston delivers soaring romance and vividly magical characters in Darklight, the second novel in the trilogy that began with Wondrous Strange.

           In the pervious book I was blown away by the world of the Fae.  This book I was suprised by how defined Kelley's character is.  Her character never faulters, and I'm always sure of who she is.  Sonny comes into prespective as well.  Both of them are faced with challenges that leave them wondering.  Who is Sonny?  How much is Kelley like her mother?  They both change in this novel, realizing more about who they are.
           Mabh becomes an important character.  By the end of the book I was even able to forgive her for what she'd done in the past.  Although  I wouldn't trust her. 
           The story is very fast paced and leaves pieces laying around for the third book while closing chapters in this one.  It was very much like the first one, in feeling and pace, yet unique with it's own plot, a great sequel.
           I actualy saw Narnia themes in this.  If you change your prespective something magical could unearth from something ordinary.  When Kelley really looks at something (or someone) she finds she never really knew about it at all.  She found that sometimes ignoring certian prespectives could get the ones you love killed.

Characters: 8
Plot: 8
Suspence: 7
Theme: 8
Pace: 7
Mood: 8
Cover: 9
Overall: 7.8- amazing sequel, awesome job, Lesley

The last book in this trilogy just came out!

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