Book Review: Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange #3) by Lesley Livingston

"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.

The intrigue and romance that began with
Wondrous Strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston's ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.
Have you ever noticed that the longer it takes to read a book, the less you want to read it?  That was the case for me with Tempestuous.  I read a few pages out of this book every night before going to bed, and because of my slow pace, it took me about three weeks to get halfway through the book.  I didn't go into Tempestuous with high expectations, just because I was disappointed with Darklight, but I expected more excitement than what I read in the first half of the book.

As much as I wanted to learn the conclusion of Sonny and Kelley's story, I stopped reading halfway through this book.  I was too bored to continue, and I admit that I looked up plot spoilers to find out how the book ends.  I stopped caring about the characters because of the book's slow pace, and I felt like the entire series took itself too seriously, a pet peeve of mine with YA literature.

I would read Lesley Livingston again, but the only way I'd recommend the Wondrous Strange series is if someone could sit down and read all three books back-to-back.  I read them all as they were released, one year apart, and I think that was a big part of the problem for me.




  1. Ugh, this is what *EVERYONE* is saying. That you have to read all the books back to back or else you're just lost. Kinda sucks. :/ I just bought all 3 and I'm waiting for them to arrive in the mail, but I just hope I like them enough to read them all... or else I'll just have wasted $25. OHWELL. Crossing my fingers!


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