2010 - Young Adult Reading Challenge #4
3 1/2 - Reading this on the heels of Julie Kagawa's debut The Iron King, I can't help but note the similarities. Both employ inspirations from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, bringing the characters into our world. Both books also imagine a Fae daughter for King Oberon while showing both sides of the Unseelie and Seelie courts.
Although not as engaging as The Iron King nor as action packed, Wondrous Strange takes it time to weave a narrative around actress Kelly Winslow. I listened to this on audio book which was read by the author herself. It was a real treat that I enjoyed, both in the spirited narrative and the passionate reading. This was a fun tale that I think any Fae fan and/or young adult fan would enjoy adding to their collection! I look forward to seeing how the trilogy unfolds.
The Iron King (Iron Fey #1) by Julie Kagawa
Unseelie by Meredith Holmes
Faerie Blood by Angela Korra'ti