Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: The Wonderous Strange Series

Book Number Two
It's time to share again. Waiting on Wednesday is the awesome meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that allows us to learn what other book lovers can't wait to read. I'm tackling another series this week. This time it's the Wonderous Strange saga. It's all about the fairies.

I just finished the first book and I can't wait to tackle the second, Darklight. I've been fascinated with the cover of Wonderous Strange and the title for over a year. It was published December 2008. Every time I went to the bookstore, I'd look for it and read the description, then tell myself "I'll buy it the next time." Here's the blurb from the back of the book number one, Wonderous Strange:

Book Number One
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.

Of all the paranormal creatures, I haven't had much interest in fairies. I figured "how much can a tiny, little creature do that would be interesting", but there was something about Wondrous Strange that intrigued me. I think it was the focus on Central Park and the whole Mid Summer's Night dream tie-in. It just sounded so magical--and then the cover...gorgeous! They got me, I was hooked...and I hadn't even read it...LOL...Last week, I saw it again and grabbed it. Finished it in short order and loved it. I guess fairies can do a little something after all. Wondrous Strange was full of drama, plenty of action and romance. I can't wait to see how it continues in Darklight,which just released in October 2010 and what's going to happen to Sonny, the hottie changling in the story.

Book Number Three
I'll tackle the third installment, Tempetuous, next year when it releases January 11, 2011. Has anyone else read the series? Think you may? Join the magic!



  1. I've only recently got into the fey, but I've heard this series is great! I really need to read it! Great pick!

  2. Oh I haven't read Wondrous Strange yet! I have both books though, I'm excited for Tempestuous! That's an awesome WoW pick. :)

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  3. thanks for sharing... please visit me back

  4. This is one of my all time favorite series and I so excited about reading Tempestuous I can hardly contain myself.

  5. I really need to read this series, it sounds fantastic. I was never big on Faeries either, but I've read a few good ones and I think these will be right up there with the best of them. Fabulous choices:)

  6. Cool! A new-to-me faerie series. I love these covers.

  7. I've had a fascination with faeries for awhile...although I haven't read any of the books. I have a collection of them....

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  8. I've been looking into this series, it looks really good! I love the covers.

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  9. This series has been on my TBR list for a while... I would really like to read it soon. It's so hard to read all those books out there... Great pick!!

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  10. Too be honest you should read some of the books the rest of us who are heavy into Paranormal do June and you will discover more books with Faeries that are just as good as this one! I have the series on my radar but will wait till it is finished releasing and probably try to get used copies to read from Paperback Swap members...

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW earlier, once again very late start for me today on making my rounds!

    jackie >_<

  11. I have the first book of this series in my TBR pile. Maybe the second book coming out will by the push for me to read it (and the second)
    Drop by to see my list!

  12. I really like her covers. I haven't read the first one yet but it is on my tbr pile. One day, I'll get around to it. :)

  13. I am so glad you have been hooked by the "fae" so to speak...a whole new realm of books is out there for the grabbing...have fun!!!

  14. Just want to say thanks to everyone that stopped by and left your thoughts. It is ALWAYS deeply appreciated!

  15. Wondrous strange is at my library. I'll have to check it out! Thanks.

  16. I read the first book and could not make it through the second. I never give up on a book! Maybe it's just me, but I couldn't get in to it.

  17. Yeah Laura, do that. I got it from the library too!

    Hey Demitria, sorry you couldn't make it through the series. I plan to sink my teeth into it...Lol...thanks for stopping in *smile*

  18. I love those covers, and the books sound fantastic as well!

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