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Wondrous Strange: LOTR’s BOTM

January 10, 2009

 Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston is Like OMG Teens Read‘s Book of the Month for January 2009. Wondrous Strange won by a landslide in our monthly voting by our members. Without further ado, I give you a summary of the book from the lovely

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.

What do you think? If you love fantasy I bet this is the one for you!

I hope you all relish Wondrous Strange and remember that the book is being discussed over at LOTR, click here for the link. Enjoy and discuss!