Aug 14, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: The Faerie Prince by @RachelMorgan13 #fantasy


The Faerie Prince 
by Rachel Morgan

Publication Date: May 30, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Creepy Hollow #2
Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review

DeeJay's Rating: 
So much fun!

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 (Goodreads)

The fun continues!

I liked TFP better than TFG and I'm pretty sure it had a lot to do with Ryn. I love Ryn! I did in the first book and to be honest, I was never a fan of Nate so I was happy to replace him with Ryn.

When Violet and Ryn got paired together for their final assignment, I knew we were in for it. The assignment itself was kind of boring, but boy, did the sparks between the partners fly! Old (and new) feelings are exposed, past grievances are hashed out and the result is magical! Loved it! When they end up at the court of the Seelie Queen, things only escalate from there. Good stuff, good stuff.

Violet is the same ol', same ol'. She wants to be the best and the thought of not being so makes her want to shrivel up and die. She's so dramatic but you have to love her for it. More secrets about her parents are revealed and oh boy, one of them is LEGIT! You'll be like, whaaaa??? It's pretty awesome. Ryn is a changed man (for the better) and like I said, I just adored him. He really just had so much resentment toward Vi built up inside of him, and once he was able to let that go, he became amazing. I didn't mention this in my first review, but Filigree is the most adorable pet I've ever read about in any book. Seriously. Cuteness=A+.

So I knew who the Faerie Prince was after book one. I'm not sure if we were supposed to know that, but it was obvious. Halfway through the book, the correlation about how this came to be is made. Well, it's hinted at and I figured it out right away. That didn't lessen my enjoyment of the book however. Sometimes I like figuring stuff out and having it confirmed later. Solving plot twists gets me more invested in the story and this plot twist was really great! So I only enjoyed it more.

Though the budding romance between Violet and Ryn was the focus of this book, all the fun and magic was still there. The true underlying scheme behind all that is going on is finally revealed but not until the end. The ending. WOW. Talk about going out with a bang! Usually Violet's headstrong attitude works in her favor, but not this time. She makes a BAD decision that backfires in ways no one was ready for. It was horrible, but it leaves you super anxious for the next book!

Overall, great sequel to a series that I only expect to get better from here!

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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  1. I haven't read the first book but this does sound like a fun book and series. I will have to check it out more.


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