Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange Series #3)

Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange Series #3)

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by Lesley Livingston
     
 

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"I don't love Sonny Flannery."

That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City.

But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find

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"I don't love Sonny Flannery."

That's the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn't know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that's hidden deep underneath New York City.

But Kelley's not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she's got to find out who's after his magick—and how to use her own. She's got to uncover who's recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She's got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she's got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he's around Kelley.

The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston's ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.

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Editorial Reviews

Booklist
“Livingston’s artistry at creating imaginary worlds that exist side by side with contemporary New York remains strong...fans of the first two entries will gulp this one down with gusto.”
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—In this conclusion to the trilogy, aspiring actress and faerie princess Kelley Winslow faces nearly insurmountable difficulties. She's discovered that her boyfriend, Sonny, possesses terrible powers that even he does not know of; her father, Auberon, is dying of a mysterious ailment; rogue members of the Janus guard are attacking Lost Fey; and her beloved theater company is struggling to recover from the devastating loss of the Avalon Grande. Kelley must carefully balance conflicting priorities as she attempts to discover who is masterminding the unrest. As the action builds to a final conflict, Kelley must decide whom to trust, because she cannot save the world without at least a little help. With so much going on in the Faerie realms, Shakespearean theater takes a backseat in this novel, though the author ties in themes from The Tempest as Kelley and Sonny face storms both real and metaphorical. Livingston brings this trilogy to a strong and satisfying conclusion, and readers will enjoy every minute, while wishing it did not have to end.—Misti Tidman, formerly at Boyd County Public Library, Ashland, KY
Kirkus Reviews

The third and final entry in the series that began with Wondrous Strange (2008), this ends the story just right. Things are a mess in the Faerie realms. Raised-as-a-mortal Kelley's parents, King Auberon and Queen Mabh, are both mysteriously ill, boyfriend Sonny thinks Kelley doesn't love him anymore and Auberon's elite guards are killing Fae who live in New York City. The flaws that plagued the first two novels are still there: The prose never soars, dialogue is often clunky and the flashes of genuine humor ("New Otherworld Order") don't actually suit the rest of the story. But the romance! And the battles! And all the Shakespeare! It's enjoyable, well plotted (elements from the first two volumes play a role in the conclusion) and populated with slightly-too-earnest but consistent characters—anyone who has read the first two won't mind the deficiencies in this one and will enjoy the epic battles (including a dragon in Central Park) and ultimate love-conquers-all resolution. (Urban fantasy. 12 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061740060
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
12/21/2010
Series:
Wondrous Strange Series, #3
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.34(h) x 1.17(d)
Lexile:
840L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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