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Darklight (Wondrous Strange Series #2)

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Lynn Crow for TeensReadToo.com

Since the frightening events of last Halloween, which ended with her beloved, Sonny, forced to leave her and return to the Faerie world, Kelley has been rehearsing for a new play, testing her powers, and trying to keep hope that she'll see Sonny again soon.

His Janus...
Since the frightening events of last Halloween, which ended with her beloved, Sonny, forced to leave her and return to the Faerie world, Kelley has been rehearsing for a new play, testing her powers, and trying to keep hope that she'll see Sonny again soon.

His Janus friends provide her with protection and company, but they hardly compare. And her unnerving Faerie mother keeps sending her images of Sonny on his violent quest that make Kelley wonder just how well she knows the boy she fell in love with.

But Kelley soon finds she's got far more than romance to worry about. An old enemy of her friend Bob (otherwise known as Puck) is after her, and it looks as though he won't be happy until he's murdered her. And the father Kelley no longer wants to acknowledge is sick - perhaps on the verge of dying.

As Kelley struggles to stay alive and decide who deserves her loyalty, she discovers that a danger far greater than she imagined threatens not only her and Sonny, but all of Faerie.

DARKLIGHT picks up several months after the events of WONDROUS STRANGE, and readers who enjoyed the first book will immediately get wrapped up in the story. Livingston weaves a tale full of twists and turns few will see coming, leaving major villains unknown and everyone's motives except narrators Kelley and Sonny's uncertain.

The new mythology introduced is fascinating, and this book's main villain is creepy and horrifying. The story overall is serious, but bits of humor involving a kelpie named Lucky, Kelley's roommate, Tyff, and Bob keep if from seeming too solemn.

Unfortunately, the book also suffers somewhat from middle-of-the-trilogy syndrome, in which many conflicts are introduced or hinted at and very few are resolved. Of course, this will leave readers ravenous for the final volume!

Recommended to all fans of urban fantasy for a fresh take on Faerie lore; best to read WONDROUS STRANGE first, though, to follow the story properly.

posted by TeensReadToo on October 7, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Good i guess

Ok it was good. I understand it all now. I read the third one first then the first now the second. I was all like what the heck!? Now i will always make sure i read the first book of every series.

posted by Anonymous on May 26, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

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    I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2013

    I didnt know there was more.... :D

    I havent read the firs book or the third but after reading the second, i HAAAAAVVVVEEE to get he other two. It was AMAZING. I love the twist at the end and the strong way that th two lovers Kelly and Sonny connect. Its amazing. Cant wait to get the other two

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Fox

    Next time ill bring you with us. :D i spent 2 days at disney and it was AWESOME. Wish you were here.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Ahh

    This was ughh words cant describe how i feel about this book it was that good
    Also my heart nearly broke at the end... i need to read the third book and i need it now

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

    Well worth it!

    The story line and the description of everything talked about is awesome!! If you're wondering wether or not to buy this book! Get it! You will not be sorry!! I didn't know there was another book coming out after this one but I'm really excited there is!!!

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    Love of Darklight

    I am completely hooked on this series, cant wait for the next one, keeps me wanting for more, and you will be immediately hooked within the first chapter of book 1

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

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    Awesome

    This is an amazing series. This book has everthing. In the first book you are left to believe one thing at the end of the book and in this one you find out that it is wrong! I have to say I am so into this book that I talk about it to everyone. This is a must read for anyone who likes romance, fantasy and much more.

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  • Posted January 15, 2010

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    i absolutely love this series! i picked up Wondrous Strange on a whim when it came out and instantly fell in love. With Darklight, Lesley Livingston continued to keep me absorbed in the story, and ultimately, the characters. I love the twist with Sonny. I knew there was some kind of twist coming, but never did I expect that. However, the ending made me sad (I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic). Now begins the unbearable wait for the next book. ::sigh::

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

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    Wonderful sequel

    I enjoyed this book even more than the first one.

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  • Posted December 29, 2009

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    Darklight

    I loved the first book and this is even better! Kelley is playing in a new play ( R & J ) and it reflects the story just like last time. she meets the Queen of Summer and the King of Spring. Sonny fights the remaining wild hunt in the Otherworld. the leprechauns and their sisters are very scary. Learn more about Sonny. Kelley grows more closer to the Wolf, who may be up to something. Full of laughs and horror. Loved every minute of it.

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