Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Faerie Prince, Rachel Morgan (4.5 stars)

About The Faerie Prince
(from GoodReads)

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.

Review

Violet is in training to become a Guardian, but she has one final test. She has a long history with her assigned partner, Ryn--they've been friends in the past, but their current status is quite murky.

During their mission, they face an intense battle that leaves them with more questions than answers. Returning home for graduation, they find the battle has only just begun. Surprises lurk around every corner. To complicate matters even more, Violet's feelings for Ryn are definitely leading her outside friend territory and into something much steamier.

With evil lurking, will Violet know who to trust and what to believe?

Rachel Morgan creates an intricate and vivid story with many twists and turns. This is the second book in the Creepy Hollow series, and occasionally I found myself wondering if I was missing something, especially at the beginning. But with each page turn, I was drawn more and more into the story. I've been careful in this review to not include spoilers, but there are some juicy bits I sure would love to share.

By the end, not only was I excited to read the next installment, I was also eager to get my hands on Book One to see what I missed. If you are looking for an enchanting summer read, definitely pick up The Faerie Prince and get lost in the building romance of Ryn and Violet. Just know it will make your summer hotter.

Rating: 4.5 stars
Worthy of rounding up on Amazon & Goodreads

About 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.

For more information, visit Rachel at her blog, on Facebook, and Twitter.

Note: I received a complimentary copy for review purposes. A positive review was not guaranteed or requested; the opinions expressed are my own.

2 comments:

Rachel Morgan said...

Thanks so much for the review, and I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Tia Bach said...

I really did! I need to read the first now. ;-)

And thanks for understanding my goof up. Wishing you all the best!!