Saturday, July 22, 2017

Review: Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston





"I don't love Sonny Flannery."
That's the lie Kelley Winslow is 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 Fenrys 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.




5 STARS


What a fantastic conclusion to a wonderful trilogy! I truly loved The Wondrous Strange trilogy, and the fact that the romance was "safe" for my daughter to read was just an added bonus. It's not often that the two of us are able to share in the experience of being completely engrossed in a series. There's not a lot of plot points that I can delve into without posting spoilers but I will touch on a few things. 

Fennrys Wolf: Sigh, I called it. The story could have carried on perfectly without his unrequited love. His story ending was clearly an attempt at redemption but I think it wrapped things up well for him. 

Mabh: Thi sis the one part of the story that I never got. She made some half-assed attempts to split Kelley and Sonny up but we never learn why. 

Sonny: Double swoon! Just when I didn't think I could love him more, we get details about his past and squeeeee!!! I LOVED this plot line!

The ending battle sequence was great. Usually I can predict who the bad guy is in YA novels, but I was taken totally by surprise with Tempestuous. 

Tempestuous was well-written and the pacing was great. There weren't any slow or boring spots. Revelations are made, battles are fought, and Kelley's story was wrapped up neatly. 


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