Title: Wondrous Strange
Author: Lesley Livingston
Published: December 23, 2008
Tags: Fiction, dark fantasy, faeries, magic.
Reading Level: Young Adult
"Up and down, up and down,
I will lead them up and down.
I am feared in field and town.
Goblin, lead them up and down."
Seventeen-year-old Kelley Winslow is just a normal actress in the edge of making her big break in the theater Avalon. For her Faerie stories are just that, stories, that is until she meets the dark but enchanting Sonny. Now Kelley's eyes are openning not just to the Faerie that sorrund her but to heritage that awaits her.
Sonny is one of the thirteen Janus who guard the veil between this world and the Faerie Realm. The Samhain Gate, usually kept shut by order of the ice king Auberon, only stands open once a year, and its the Janus's job to keep the dangerous creatures from the Otherworld where they belong, by any means necessary. This was his first year of service as a Janus and would be his first time guarding the Gate. Sonny could hardly wait.
This year, as the time approaches when the Samhain Gate will swing wide and nightmarish Fae will fight their way into an unsuspecting human world, something different is happening...something wondrous and strange.
This magical story is full of dark enchantment. Its a story about discovering new worlds, but mroe than that, is a story about discovering yourself. In a world where light doesn't always equal good, nor dark always equal evil, Kelley goes thought this story with the strength of a thousand horses and the grace that only belongs to the Fae royalty. I cannot wait for the new book to this series, it is going to be Wondrous.