Starling

By Lesley Livingston
(HarperTeen, Hardcover, 9780062063076, 352pp.)

Publication Date: August 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Description

Mason Starling is a champion fencer on the Gosforth Academy team, but she's never had to fight for her life. Not until the night a ferocious, otherworldly storm rips through Manhattan, trapping Mason and her teammates inside the school. Mason is besieged by nightmarish creatures more terrifying than the thunder and lightning as the raging tempest also brings a dangerous stranger into her life: a young man who remembers nothing but his name—the Fennrys Wolf. His arrival tears Mason's world apart, even as she feels an undeniable connection to him. Together, they seek to unravel the secrets of Fenn's identity as strange and supernatural forces gather around them. When they discover Mason's family—with its dark allegiance to ancient Norse gods—is at the heart of the mystery, Fennrys and Mason are suddenly faced with a terrifying future.

Set against the gritty, shadowed back-drop of New York City, this first novel in award-winning author Lesley Livingston's epic Starling Saga is an intoxicating blend of sweeping romance and pulse-pounding action.




About the Author

Lesley Livingston is a writer and actress living in Toronto. She has a master's degree in English from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in Arthurian literature and Shakespeare. She is the author of Wondrous strange, which won the Canadian Librarian Association Young Adult Book Award in addition to being a White Pine Honor Book, as well as Darklight and Tempestuous.




Praise For Starling

“Thrilling and intense; pulls you along like the inevitable rush toward Ragnarok.”
-Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey series

“I’d recommend anything by Lesley Livingston.”
-Claudia Gray, New York Times bestselling author, in USA Today article

“Livingston’s intense novel will satisfy eager readers.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“There are special effects and eye candy galore, making for a quick, pulse-pounding read.”
-Publishers Weekly

Praise for Wondrous Strange:“Enchanting ... Readers will revel in the hints of Shakespeare within the text as they are introduced to faerie creatures both familiar and ‘wondrous strange.’”
-School Library Journal

Praise for Wondrous Strange: “Will capture readers eager for romance, magic, and suspense.”
-ALA Booklist

Praise for Darklight: “Will enthrall fans, and its cliffhanger ending will leave them screaming for more.”
-Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

Praise for Darklight: “Readers will delight in the ongoing romance, the glimpses into the Otherworld, and meetings with all four Kings and Queens of Faerie... in the world of Twilight read-alikes, Livingston’s novels stand out.”
-School Library Journal

Praise for Tempestuous:“The third and final entry in the series that began with Wondrous Strange, this ends the story just right. … The romance! And the battles! And all the Shakespeare! It’s enjoyable [and] well-plotted.”
-Kirkus

Praise for Tempestuous:“Livingston brings this trilogy to a strong and satisfying conclusion, and readers will enjoy every minute, while wishing it did not have to end.”
-School Library Journal

Praise for Tempestuous:“Livingston’s artistry at creating imaginary worlds that exist side by side with contemporary New York remains strong...fans of the first two entries will gulp this one down with gusto.”
-ALA Booklist

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