Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wondrous Strange - January YA BWB Book

Wondrous Strange

Blog with Bite's January YA Feature is Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
The review deadline for the feature is January 30th so pick up your copy today!

Kelley Winslow is living her dream. Seventeen years old, she has moved to New York City and started work with a theatre company. Sure, she's an understudy for the Avalon Players, a third-tier repertory company so far off-Broadway it might as well be in Hoboken, but things are looking up—the lead has broken her ankle and Kelley's about to step into the role of Titania the Fairy Queen in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Faeries are far more real than Kelley thinks, though, and a chance encounter in Central Park with a handsome young man will plunge her into an adventure she could never have imagined.

For Sonny Flannery, one of the Janus Guards charged by Auberon, the King of Winter, with watching over the gate into the lands of Faerie that lies within Central Park, the pretty young actress presents an enigma. Strong and willful, she sparks against his senses like a firecracker and he can't get her out of his mind. As  Hallowe'en approaches and the Samhain Gate opens, Sonny and Kelley find themselves drawn to each other—and into a terrible plot that could spell disaster for both New York and Faerie alike.

This debut novel that puts a fresh new spin on classic fairy lore. Wondrous Strange blends a gripping plot with fully-believable characters, fascinating ideas and just the right amount of romance to create a story that is vivid, thrilling and engaging.  Readers of Herbie Brennan, Holly Black and Melissa Marr will find a new favorite in Lesley Livingston.


Wings said...

ooohh i think that came in the mail for me this morning!!!

excited much :D

Amanda Leigh said...

Sounds like something I need to go pick up!

Jo said...

I already have a copy of this out from the library so I actually might be able to participate! Except I suspect I'll feel super self-conscious about the quality of my review.