Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

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Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . .

Seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow always thought faeries were just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery. He's a changeling—a mortal taken as an infant and raised among Faerie—and within short order he's turned Kelley's heart inside out and her life upside down.

For Kelley's beloved Central Park isn't just a park—it's a gateway between her ordinary city and the Faerie's dangerous, bewitching Otherworld. Now Kelley's eyes are opening not just to the Faerie that surround her, but to the heritage that awaits her . . . a destiny both wondrous and strange.

 

About Lesley Livingston

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Lesley Livingston is a writer and actress living in Toronto. She has a master's degree in English from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Arthurian literature and Shakespeare. She frequently per-forms with the Tempest Theatre Group, of which she is a cofounder. She is also the author of Wondrous strange, which won the Canadian Librarian Association Young Adult Book Award in addition to being a White Pine Honor Book, and Darklight.
 
Published December 20, 2008 by HarperTeen. 338 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It turns out the Puck in Kelley’s production is the original Robin Goodfellow of Shakespeare’s time, Sonny is not only smitten by Kelley but key in saving this world from being overrun by Faerie and Kelley’s own gifts are not just mortal.

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Not only does Shakespeare allow Kelley to experience this new world, but also gives Sonny the chance to experience the real world.

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here's the book review). I have to admit that this book pulled me in right from the beginning. I loved the fusion of Kelley's theatre-life and her independent nature combined with the story of Sonny as a Janus warrior, a guard of the gateway between the land of Faerie and the mortal realm, fi...

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It might help if the reader is familiar with the play in the first place, but a simple read through in wikipedia might help to those not wanting to read any Shakespeare.

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