Monday, October 28, 2013

Book Review: The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan

Title: The Faerie War
Series: Creepy Hollow #3
Author: Rachel Morgan
Published: October 21, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy

Format Read: Ebook ARC
Length: Novel
Source: Author

The fate of the fae world is in her hands ...

Violet Fairdale is in big trouble. Her home is gone, her beloved forest lies in ruins, the guy she gave her heart to has deserted her—and she doesn’t remember any of it. The powerful Lord Draven is taking over, brainwashing guardians into fighting for him. No one is safe from the evil spreading throughout the fae world.

As alliances are forged between the remaining free fae, Vi struggles to reclaim her identity and figure out where she belongs in this new world. When someone from her past shows up, life gets even more complicated. He brings with him a long-forgotten weapon and an ancient prophecy that places Vi at the center of the fight against Draven. With the future of the fae world at stake, can Vi carry out the prophecy’s instructions before it’s too late?

Teasers: “Welcome to the reign of Lord Draven, supreme commander of uncomfortable weather conditions.” [15% Ebook ARC. I had to laugh at this.]

I burst out laughing when I see the small, purple-stitched words: Property of Violet Fairdale, Most Kick-Butt Guardian of All Time. [32% Ebook ARC. Definitely true.]

Review: Violet Fairdale must relearn what made her forget all she loves in Rachel Morgan’s The Faerie War.

As the third novel in the Creepy Hollow series, this review may have some spoilers, if you haven’t read The Faerie Guardian or The Faerie Prince yet. And if you haven’t read them yet, then why haven’t you?

Morgan’s Creepy Hollow series is one of my all-time favorites. Vi is definitely a kick-butt guardian. She’s strong—sometimes tries to be too strong—but she’s such a real heroine. Her growth through the series is fantastic and natural feeling. Ryn is another kick-butt guardian who grows from jerk to hero throughout the series. Each character is three-dimensional with their own personality and hopes, dreams, and fears. I loved learning more about some of the Underworld fae in this novel, and Morgan peels back the world she’s created throughout the series.

I read The Faerie War in one day. I didn’t want to put it down and had to find out what would happen next. The horror of what is happening with the fae realm is punctuated with great comedic timing to relieve some of the tension before ramping it back up again. Morgan has created a satisfying ending not only for this book but also the series as well that touches the reader’s heart.

I recommend not only The Faerie War but the entire Creepy Hollow series by Rachel Morgan.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!

Other Books in the Series
Click here to read my reviews of The Faerie Guardian.

Click here to read my review of The Faerie Prince.