Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tempestuous (For the Love of Fey)


Author: Lesley Livingston

Publisher: HarperTeen

Pages: 361

Read Time: Two Sittings

Tag Words: Faeries, Shakespeare, Wondrous Strange Series, For the Love of Fey, Irish Magick, Love story, Triumph, The Tempest, acting

My Summary:

“I don’t love Sonny Flattery.”

With those words Kelly Winslow sets Sonny free, but to what end?

Will love triumph over all, or is some magick too potent to overcome...

My Review:

I was not disappointed by this book. I’m of the mind that you can never be disappointed by your favorite series, or authors. If you are, how can they be your favorites, right?

I still wish that Livingston had done more with Kelley saying she didn’t love Sonny, it felt so pointless because Kelley admits she lied in the first third of the book! Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want Kelley and Sonny apart, I love Sonnelley, still, I felt like Livingston broke my heart in book two, Darklight, for no reason.

The Shakespeare correlations continue to be the genius, and brilliance, in the Wondrous Strange series. I can never get over how fabulously Livingston executes her own plot as it reflects the themes of the Bard without compromising either story.

I am sad to let this series go. It truly is one of my favorites and I cried when I closed the cover, some books just feel like good friends; this series is one of my best.

Notes on the Names:

I have nothing new too say, other than I love Livingston’s use of names. I want to know what Sonnelley would name their kids, I bet they would be awesome baby-namers.

Thoughts on the Cover:

One of the most gorgeous covers I have ever seen. I really can’t get over this one, every time I look at it I get mesmerized and look up minutes later with a smile on my face. One of those I wish I could claim as my own work.

Parental Book Review *spoilers*

A la Reading Teen, thanks Andye!

Sexual Content:







Good vs. Evil warfare.

Other Notables:

Characters get drunk off of Faery wine, which has different properties than Human alcohol.

1 comment:

Amy (ArtsyBookishGal) said...

I just got the first two books in this series from my first EVER trip to Books-A-Million. It sounds like I'm in for a treat.