Reviewed by First Mate Keira
Title: Tempestuous (Wondrous Strange, Book 3)
Author: Lesley Livingston
Page Count: 368 pages
Grade Reading Level: Ages 13 and up
Summary: To save Sonny Flannery, Kelley Winslow has to break his heart. If she can get him to overhear her say something he will believe it because faeries can't lie. But Kelley can and she does. Her betrayal sends Sonny down to the depths to join the ranks of the Lost Fae. When they're attacked without provocation from members of the Janus Guard, Sonny defends them instead of joining his brothers in arms. Meanwhile, Kelley has a plan to win Sonny back and keep him safe. But time is running out for both of them as another player draws closer to the secret of unimaginable power.
Why I started this book:
I read this book because it is the last in a trilogy and I have read the previous books. I got this book from the library.
- In this book, we get to really feel Sonny's vulnerability. After hearing that Kelley doesn't love him, he wanders around lost, dazed, confused, and in denial. I also liked that he doesn't fight or go for the kill when it's against his moral code. He isn't swayed to do wrong in order to keep the status quo.
- I'm not really sure why Kelley had to keep Sonny in the dark about his powers or heritage once she figured it out. Surely it would have been wiser and safer to let him retain his knowledge about both, especially since he gets both back about halfway to to two thirds through the book. His memory loss is like a week if that. Probably less. So I felt this whole bit was unnecessary even though I do like angst-ridden breakups. They could have worked together more instead of separately.
Rating: 3 Treasure Chests