Jun 6, 2013

The Faerie Prince Blog Tour, Day Two: Review of The Faerie Guardian


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The Faerie Guardian 
by Rachel Morgan


Publication Date: Oct. 27, 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Creepy Hollow #1
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review

DeeJay's Rating: 3.5/5 STARS
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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. (Goodreads)

I love fantasy books and I love Fae fantasy even more, so joining a blog tour where faeries were involved was kind of a no brainer for me. This was a pretty fast read for me as I enjoyed the plot and pretty much read it in my every spare moment.

The writing was good, but simple. No big, crazy words or anything. I wish there had been more description of the faerie realm, but I guess we received enough information about it to get through the book and that's what's important.

Besides a bit of foul language, this book felt a little young for me. I LOVE young adult books, but even though the characters were older, I sometimes felt as though the simple plot and dialogue were geared toward a younger audience, like middle grade. Not a major problem at all. Just an observation.

I thought Violet was a pretty fun and kick ass faerie to read about. Though filled with tons of magic and a really cool secret power, she was just like your average teenaged girl. Full of drama. Enter Nate, the human she gets entangled with and multiply the usual drama by infinity. Won't say too much about Nate, 'cause he didn't really tickle my fancy, though there are some interesting plot twists involving him. Ryn, the "bad boy" of the book, did. Young or old, I like 'em "bad". I really liked how despite him and Vi being enemies for years, he became a bigger part of the storyline as the book rolled on. And then when we find out why they're enemies, well that was just awesome. Really liked that part.

Like I said, there are a few intriguing plot twists that happen in this book, and that epilogue really got me thinking about a few things. Nate's at the center of it all, though Violet is still the central character and extremely important to the storyline. I'm really interested in seeing what's going to happen next and I hope that I get more Ryn in The Faerie Prince. This book ended on a bittersweet note, and I'm anxious to see how Vi works through everything that happened. Overall, a good first book in the series that I would recommend to readers who enjoy faeries as much as I do :D


MEET Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults.


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