Sunday, April 19, 2009


WONDROUS STRANGE, by Lesley Livingston (HarperTeen 2009)(12+). Seventeen-year old Kelley Winslow is an aspiring stage actress recently selected to play Titania in an off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Sonny Flannery is a changeling human sent by the faerie king Auberon to guard the Samhain Gate from incursions by the faerie realm into ours.

Their paths meet as Halloween -- the one night of the year the Gates swing open -- approaches. And they find there are secrets to Kelley's past that could provoke the Fae into unleashing the all-out destruction of the Wild Hunt into our world.

Part action-adventure, part romance, WONDROUS STRANGE is a thrilling, fun ride into a world of intrigue and dangerous bargains and where Celtic mythology (and Shakespeare's take on it) might be all too real (Part 2, DARKLIGHT, is forthcoming).

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