Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Pub. Date: September 9th, 2009
Age Level: 14+
Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . .
For seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow, faeries are just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery, whose steel-gray eyes mask an equally steely determination to protect her.
Sonny guards the Samhain Gate, which connects the mortal realm with the Faerie's enchanted, dangerous Otherworld. Usually kept shut by order of icy King Auberon, the Gate stands open but once a year.
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. And Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her but to the heritage that awaits her.
Now Kelley must navigate deadly Faerie treachery—and her growing feelings for Sonny—in this dazzling page-turner filled with luminous romance.
Wondrous Strange is a richly layered tale of love between faerie and mortal, betrayal between kings and queens, and magic . . . between author and reader.
Sonny; pg. 25
Then she began to mutter to herself and gesture to the empty air.
Oh. Sonny sighed. Just another Central Park crazy.
Kelley; pg. 91
"Trust you? You're lurking in an alley, for God's sake. You obviously followed me here from somewhere, and you were looking in my dressing-room window when I was getting changed! I don't think 'trust' is the issue here!"
Exchange between Alec and Kelley; pg. 114
Alec regarded her with a grin. "You are an odd, odd girl."
Kelley smiled back. "That's what I was thinking of writing for my bio in the show program. You know, that and only playing this part 'cause the real actress went snap..."
"Hey! Don't kid yourself--I think you're a smokin' Titania. And just between you and me? Before she went snap? I shuddered at the thought of having to do the bower seen with Crazy Babs every night. With you it'll be fun!" Alec leaned beside her against the wall. "Wanna go practice? It'll only take a second to grab my ass...uh...head. My ass head."
Kelly; pg. 189
Her heart in her mouth, Kelley gripped the reins, white-knuckled, and hazarded a look glance left and right. On either side of her, Herne's hunters rode, starry-eyed and ethereal in their beauty, with excitement-flushed cheeks, streaming hair, and expressions uniform in their fierce elation. Kelley had never seen anything so glorious, never done anything so exciting as ride through the skies with that shining host.
Exchange between Kelley & Sonny; pg. 236
"Sonny! What are you doing here?"
"I came to see you."
"You've learned the art of invisibility?"
"What? No!" She blinked, and stayed behind the door. "Wait. Can I do that?"
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