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Starling- Lesley Livingston
I love Lesley Livingston’s faerie series, Wonderous Strange, so when I heard there was going to be a spin-off focusing on the Fennrys Wolf, I was excited. Starling delivers with a stellar new heroine, Mason, who may not be a faerie princess but certainly is something equally as cool (no spoilers, I promise). The Norse mythology is fascinating and the intermingling of mythologies—the hints at the Wonderous Strange fae and the bits of Greek and Egyptian are smartly done. I was always a fan of Fennrys, but even more so here; it’s so nice to see him get a well deserved love interest after that whole self-sacrificing move of being escorted off by a Valkyrie previously. The end, well quite a bit happens and quite a bit is revealed but the cliffhanger will leave you screaming for the next book.Overall: A
Starling is out now from Harper Teen. Get your copy here.  

Starling- Lesley Livingston

I love Lesley Livingston’s faerie series, Wonderous Strange, so when I heard there was going to be a spin-off focusing on the Fennrys Wolf, I was excited. Starling delivers with a stellar new heroine, Mason, who may not be a faerie princess but certainly is something equally as cool (no spoilers, I promise). The Norse mythology is fascinating and the intermingling of mythologies—the hints at the Wonderous Strange fae and the bits of Greek and Egyptian are smartly done. I was always a fan of Fennrys, but even more so here; it’s so nice to see him get a well deserved love interest after that whole self-sacrificing move of being escorted off by a Valkyrie previously. The end, well quite a bit happens and quite a bit is revealed but the cliffhanger will leave you screaming for the next book.

Overall: A

Starling is out now from Harper Teen. Get your copy here.  

Tags:   #i read #books #ya #young adult #ya lit #young adult fiction #starling #harper teen #lesley livingston #wonderous strange #norse mythology



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Thursday, December 30
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"My Library Was Dukedom Large Enough"

Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston

The third and final book in the Wonderous Strange series does not disappoint.  In fact, Livingston has made an art of love and war, in fact at times combining them with brilliance.  Tempestuous manages the entire emotional gamut—fear, loss, love, passion, hate, revenge, temptation.  Our faerie princess and actress, Kelly, has some morally reprehensible decisions (though her motivations be admirable) but Sonny’s heroics more than make up for her shortcomings.  In all, a great conclusion to a must read Fae series.

Overall: A

Soundtrack Song: “Like It Is” by The Damnwells (yes my tumblies, I’m bringing back my soundtrack song feature, get excited!)

Bonus Points: for naming the source of the title quote!

Tags:   #young adult fiction, #faieries, #i read #ya lit #tempestuous #lesley livingston #wonderous strange #theatre



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Friday, April 30
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It’s Beltane Eve! Beware of Fairies.

From the pen of Lesley Livingston:”The Hawthorn trees are in bloom and the Fair Folk ride at midnight! For it is Beltane Eve and, on this night, the walls between the worlds thin and, in places, vanish…In Faerie mythology, Beltane is known as one of the “Days of the Open Doors” — one of the four points on the Celtic calendar when the realm of Faerie comes closest to our own. This is a time for celebration — for lighting bonfires and drinking to the health of your friends and the Good Neighbors. It is a time of high magick!”
Find out more about Beltane here at The Novel Girls.  Be sure to check out Lesley’s apropos fae books Wondrous Strange and Darklight!

Tags:   #lesley livingston #wondrous strange #darklight #beltane


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