Book View: Wondrous Strange

Book View: Wondrous StrangeWondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston
Series: Wondrous Strange #1
Published by HarperTeen on September 22nd 2009
Pages: 336
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17 year-old Kelley Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what she thinks... In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelley's off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.

Short & Sweet: Wondrous Strange is novel that I wanted to love… but didn't. I will admit going into the novel I had pretty high expectations. So it was odd that I noticed right away that something about novel didn't click with me. Had a read too many Faerie books in a shortish period of time? Maybe. Since put the novel down I have been trying to pinpoint my issue, but I'm really not sure what it is.

Final Verdict: Sometimes there really is no explaination for why I did not like a certain novel. I will be the first to admit that I am a moody reader, and what I may not connect with one day, I will love the next. At this time, Wondrous Strange remains on my shelf as a DNF (did not finish). Will it stay that way? I certainly hope not.

Kate

Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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2 responses to “Book View: Wondrous Strange

  1. Jill

    This one sounds kind of intriguing. It is always disappointing when a book sounds good but then you end up not really liking it that much.

  2. melissa @ 1lbr

    I’m exactly the same way with my moods. In fact, I’ve been cooking up a discussion post about that very thing. Glad to know I’m not alone 🙂

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