Forest of Reading - White Pine Award - Shortlisted
CLA Young Adult Book Award - Finalist
Forest of Reading- White Pine - Finalist
OLA Best Bets (Top 10 Canadian Teen Fiction) - Honourable Mention
Edmonton Public Library's Teen Summer Reading Competition (teenrc.ca) - Shortlisted
Indigo's Teen Read Awards (Best Canadian Category) - Shortlisted
Sunburst Awards (Young Adult Fiction) - Shortlisted
Best Books for Kids & Teens - Winner
CLA Young Adult Book Award - Winner
B.C.'s Teen Readers' Choice Award - Stellar Award - Nominated
BC's Teen Readers' Choice Award - Stellar Award (2011-12) - Nominated
About the Book
Kelley Winslow is living her dream. Seventeen years old, she has moved to New York City and started to work with a theatre company. Sure, she’s only an understudy for the Avalon Players, a third-tier repertory company so far off- Broadway it might as well be in Hoboken, but things are looking up—the lead has broken her ankle and Kelley’s about to step into the role of Titania the Faerie Queen in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Faeries are far more real than Kelley thinks, though, and a chance encounter in Central Park with a handsome young man named Sonny Flannery plunges her into an adventure she could never have imagined.
Sonny is a Janus Guard, charged by Auberon, the King of Winter, with watching over the gate into the land of Faerie, which lies within Central Park. For Sonny, the pretty, young actress is an enigma. Strong and willful, she sparks against his senses like a firecracker, and he can’t get her out of his mind. As Hallowe’en approaches and the Samhain Gate opens, Sonny and Kelley find themselves drawn to each other—and into a terrible plot that could spell disaster for both New York and Faerie alike.
Canadian author Lesley Livingston explodes onto the stage of teen fantasy with a debut novel—the first in a planned trilogy—that puts a fresh new spin on classic faerie lore. Wondrous Strange blends a gripping plot with fully believable characters, fascinating ideas and just the right amount of romance to create a story that is vivid, thrilling and engaging. Readers of Herbie Brennan, Holly Black and Melissa Marr will find a new favourite in Lesley Livingston.
Educator and Librarian Resources
?I absolutely loved this novel. After the first 10?no, four?pages, I was hooked. As soon as I finished Wondrous Strange, I hurried to get my hands on its sequel. This book is definitely the type that readers will not want to put down??
? Richmond Review (Youth Reporter) () —
- ISBN: 9781554682737
- ISBN 10: 1554682738
- Imprint: Harper Trophy Canada
- On Sale: 01/13/2009
- Pages: 336
- List Price: 17.99 CAD
- BISAC1: JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic