Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Creepy Hollow series by Rachel Morgan


For 2013's A to Z Challenge, I am talking about book series, particularly some favorite series as well as series I've been waiting to read for a LONG time.

C is for ... Creepy Hollow series by Rachel Morgan

I've been following Rachel's blog for a while, and I was excited when she was going to release her Creepy Hollow series. The first four of the series, Guardian, Labyrinth, Traitor, and Masquerade, have now been added together in one book The Faerie Guardian with the first part Guardian being offered for free. I absolutely loved this series. Vi is one bad-ass faerie. I'd definitely want her on my side in a fight. And Rachel was excellent about the twists and turns in each novella. I can't wait until the end of May when she releases book two of The Faerie Guardian, called The Faerie Prince.

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 glamour 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.

[This novel was originally published in four separate parts: Guardian, Labyrinth, Traitor and Masquerade. It includes bonus scenes at the end that were not published in the individual parts.]

Click here to read my review of Guardian.

Click here to read my review of Labyrinth.

Click here to read my review of Traitor.

Click here to read my review of Masquerade

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.