Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.

My how the days get away from me...luckily the reading doesn't!

I added a new "search" option to Reading for Refuge a few weeks ago. As I was playing around with it to make sure it worked, I came across a comment that recommended this book. (I really do read all of my comments and try to respond to them, I must have just forgotten about this book! Sorry Chan.) Anyway, I thought it was high time I picked it up.

I thought this was a well-written book but the story fell a bit short for me. The concept was interesting enough, but at times it was bordering on cheesy. I liked that Kelley was a stage actress doing Shakespeare. It took me back to my theater days. :) I also liked Sonny, even if I wasn't a big fan of his name. I thought the two of them had good chemistry.

Overall, I liked this book and I'd recommend it. That said, I would say this is a pick-up-from-the-library book. It wouldn't be my first choice of books about fairies, but it was still a good one. :)

Happy Reading!

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