Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Book Review

Darklight (Woundrous Strange #2)
By Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperTeen

Summary:(from back cover) Soft purple light flooded the darkness, and Kelley spiraled up into the fly-tower. She felt whole. Free. Faerie. She had her wings back. And now there was only one thing she needed in all the worlds. All she had to do was find Sonny.

Dislikes: There were just a couple of things that bothered me in this book. Bob, not the character, the name. You have all these flowing faerie names in this book Auberon, Mabh, Tyff, etc and then you have Bob. Every time I saw him by this name it caused to pause and and say why. I'm sure there is a tale behind this version of his name that I'm not remembering at the moment but it still bothered me throughout the book. The other thing was, with all the complaining about and from Kelley about how she does not know how to be faerie and needs to learn, everyone still followed everything she said. I kept wanting someone to say "No" and make her learn something and follow their lead or at least try and talk some sense into her. That being said I don't dislike her character, just found this odd.

Likes: I liked the story as a whole and the flow from beginning to end. I like the introduction of the leprechauns in this book. I enjoyed the fact that they weren't the happy, carefree guys that they are in most books. I loved the sense of whodunit from the prologue all the way through to the very end of the book. It really added to the overall book.

Overall: I really enjoyed this book. You learned more about the characters that you were already familiar with and met some new ones, even if they weren't nice. I'm looking forward to reading the next book and finding out who is behind the power plays from this book and seeing what happens with Kelley and Sonny.

Rating: 4

1 comment:

  1. Ha! Bob is a fairly unremarkable name when compared with the others, that would stand out to me as well! I haven't read any in this series yet, but they're definitely on my list and seem really enjoyable. Nice review!