Tempestuous {mini book review} * * * *

Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston

– YA, modern fantasty –

reviewed by Tara SG

received for review via Star Book Tours

Book Order (Wondrous Strange)

  1. Wondrous Strange * * * *
  2. Darklight * * * * 1/2
  3. Tempestuous * * * *

Links

Author’s Website : www.lesleylivingston.com

Author’s Twitter : @leslivingston

Amazon : hardcover / eBook (14 reviews : 4.5 avg)

Add To Your GoodReads TBR List (303 ratings : 4.12 avg)

In Six Words

LOVED parts and really disliked others

Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?

*Contains spoilers for previous books in series!*

This was the hardest book for me to rate in a loooong time. I really loved aspects of this book and really, really disliked others. Overall, I did like it. The good seemed to outweigh the bad. I just expected more perhaps

I hated the attempt at added love triangles. Sonny and Kelley having relationship issues after the end of the last book was expected. Them suddenly interested in other people? Nope. Didn’t work for me. Maybe because it was such a quick distraction that didn’t really expand into a part of the story.

I also wasn’t a fan of how everything worked out in end. After the twists and turns throwing me for such a loop in the last book, I expected to be shocked to my core. However, I found it to be predictable. I still was on the edge of my seat not knowing how Kelley would save the day, but not being surprised by who the villain was disappointed me.

There seemed to be a continuation error that also bugged me. I could have sworn that Sonny showed off his wood-sword and used it at the end of the last book after having lost his Janus medallion, however, he can’t use it in this book because of his missing magicks? Perhaps that had to do more with his magic, but it wasn’t explained that way.

On to what I loved… I’m still enamored with the author’s writing style and had no issues with falling into the story. Kelley continues to mature and comes to an understanding about her parents that I think all adults learn (maybe not to this extreme). The action is cranked on high and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The supporting characters were a favorite part of the story yet again. The author does an outstanding job of picking each Shakespeare play performed in the books. I also really loved that it was addressed why each one was chosen and how Kelley related to her different roles.

I’m really glad I took the time to read this series and will be looking forward to more by the author!

Brief Summary

“I don’t love Sonny Flannery.”That’s the lie Kelley Winslow told to protect the boy she loves from a power he doesn’t know he possesses. Devastated, Sonny retreats—to a haven for Lost Fae that’s hidden deep underneath New York City.But Kelley’s not about to let things end in heartbreak. To get Sonny back, she’s got to find out who’s after his magick—and how to use her own. She’s got to uncover who’s recruiting Janus Guards to murderously hunt innocent Faerie. She’s got to help rebuild the shattered theater company she called family. And she’s got to do it all without getting dangerously distracted by the Fennrys Wolf, whose legendary heart of stone seems to melt whenever he’s around Kelley.The intrigue and romance that began with Wondrous strange and Darklight come to a stormy head in Tempestuous, the breathtaking conclusion to Lesley Livingston’s ravishing urban Faerie trilogy.

– via GoodReads.com

Favorite Quotes

“Not that there’s anyone else to protect. I haven’t even seen a power jogger all day. And you’d practically have to shoot those freaks in the knees to keep them from running around the park.”

“There are always two sides to every story, Kelley. Something I learned playing Richard the Third and Macbeth: if you’re playing the ‘bad guy’, you never really think of yourself as bad. It’s just that your motives are often… misunderstood by everyone else.”

– Oh Gentleman Jack, you are so smart!

Tara SG
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