Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Review - "The Fairie Gaurdian (Creepy Hollow #1)" and "The Fairy Prince (Creepy Hollow #2)" by Rachel Morgan

The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1)

Protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures is all in a day’s work for a faerie training to be a guardian. Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale knows this better than anyone—she’s about to become the best guardian the Guild has seen in years. That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamor follows her into the Fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild Law, a crime that could lead to her expulsion.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the boy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the Fae realm. Easy, right? Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

The Faerie Prince (Creepy Hollow #2)

Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.

Tanya's Review:

This is a combined review for both Book 1 and 2.

Violet is a guardian in training (the best one in the Guild to be exact); an individual who protects human from magical creatures that venture into the real world.  Things are going great until one mission where she is seen through her glamour by a human boy who then proceeds to follow her into the Fairy Releam.  Now Violet has broken so many Guild laws that could lead to losing everything but she is starting to feel something for Nate.  Before long it’s too late for Vi to go back and correct what she has happened and things start happening and she finds herself fighting for Nate and for all of the Fae.

When things couldn’t get any worse for Vi; with the betrayel of Nate she is forced to accept help from one of the most unlikely individuals Ryn, a fellow fae who will do anything and everything to ridicule Vi because he blames her for his brother’s death. Who is the Unseelie that is trying to harm Vi and all those she knows and what is happening going on that is so important that the older Gaurdians don’t’ want to share with her.

Right from the beginning I was drawn into the life of Vi and her goal to become the top of her class just like her parents.  She had a lot going on in her life with both of her parents being decesased she is then living on her own (with the supervision of Tor).   I can see why she would be drawn to Nate with these sort of circumstances going into the mission but I just didn’t like Nate from the beginning.  To me Nate seemed very immature, clingy even and because of that I didn’t want her getting involved with him.  I absolutely loved the dynamic of Vi and Ryn even the negative attitude towards each other; it made for some fun reading.

Right from the beginning there was action involved and it never lessened throughout the story.  The flow of the story, to me; was perfect and I found myself not wanting to put the book down to much of anything else.  I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.

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