Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Book Review: GUARDIAN by Rachel Morgan

Title: Guardian
Series: Creepy Hollow, #1
Author: Rachel Morgan
Format: eARC novelette
Source: Author
Genre: YA Paranormal

Description: 1. Receive assignment.
2. Save a life.
3. Sleep.
4. Repeat.

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 one of her assignments—a human boy who shouldn’t even be able to see her—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? But Nate and Vi are about to land themselves in even bigger trouble—and it’ll take all Vi’s training to get them out alive.

Review: Rachel Morgan’s Guardian delights with a spunky heroine and a cute, sometimes clueless boy.

Violet Fairdale has her life down to a science. She’s near the top of her faerie training to be a guardian until one assignment shatters her ranking, her heart, and nearly her life. Nate, her current assignment, can not only see her, but he also manages to follow her into Creepy Hollow, the fae realm. Vi must find a way to get him back home before she faces expulsion or worse.

Guardian bursts upon the page with magical realms, faeries and other creatures, and a very genuine teen, even if she may belong to the fae realm. Violet’s voice is real and spectacular. She sounds normal, down-to-earth, and right for her age. Nate is adorable. The main characters have great depth to them. The reader glimpses this magical world Morgan has created. The story is fast-paced and filled with unsuspected twists and turns. The touch of romance is sweet and magical in its own right.

Guardian by Rachel Morgan will snatch you into the magical world and hold you enchanted long after. I can’t wait for book two!

Five Bookworms = I loved it!