Book Review of Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston

Title: Tempestuous

Author: Lesley Livingston

Release Date: January 7th, 2011

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

*If you have not read Wondrous Strange and Darklight, this may contain spoilers*

“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.

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My Review: This is the third book in the Wondrous Strange trilogy and I was so excited to get my hands on it!  The end of Darklight left me heartbroken and I could not wait to read the conclusion of Sonny and Kelley’s story.  The previous books in the series have been a build up of tension and mystery so in Tempestuous answers are coming at you pretty quickly.  It was hard to read fast enough to keep up with all the revelations.

Of course as the reader you are privy to a lot of information (since the story is told from multiple perspectives) and the characters are not.  Therefore, I started to put some things together before the end of the book, but definitely not everything.  There were still a couple of curve balls thrown in there, which I of course live for, so I was happy.

In Darklight I felt like we never really got to see a true “happy” moment with Sonny and Kelley and when I finished that book I was left wanting.  In Tempestuous we get to see the couple work through their issues and let their true feelings shine.  It was nice to see them work through their issues throughout the book and not just wait for the very last moment to make things right.

I have always loved all the Shakespearean references that are woven into this series.  I have a little bit of an obsession with Shakespeare so whenever his work gets referenced, I get really excited.  With Kelley being an aspiring thespian there are so many opportunities for life to imitate art and those moments are entertaining.

My only regret about this book is that the adventure is over.    This is a series I have loved getting to know and I am going to miss the world I have grown to adore.  I don’t think I will ever look at Central Park the same way since this book has made my imagination come to life when I visit.  It is always magical when books take you somewhere else and have you look at things differently.  Especially things or places that you see in your everyday life.  Central Park is now one of those places for me, it is mysterious and beautiful and I will always think of this series when I see it.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, go check out this series and join me in my wonderment of Central Park and the lives of Sonny and Kelly.

FTC:  I received this ARC from my super awesome friend James from Book Chic.


3 responses to “Book Review of Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston

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  2. Great review!! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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