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review 2017-04-11 18:53
Glass Faerie (Creepy Hollow #7) by Rachel Morgan
Glass Faerie (Creepy Hollow Book 7) - Rachel Morgan

Rachel Morgan’s GLASS FAERIE is an imaginative and thrilling addition to the Creepy Hollow series.  Emerson Clarke (Em) discovers that she is not human.  She is a Fae with a powerful Griffin Ability that is making her highly sought after, and not necessarily in a good way.  This contemporary fantasy is suitable for young adults.

 

I really enjoyed GLASS FAERIE.  Rachel Morgan does a fantastic job of keeping this series fresh and exciting.  I love that Vi, Ryn, Calla, and numerous others are in this story.  They are the perfect allies for Em as she discovers her new life.  She goes through a lot in this story and has no idea who is trustworthy. 

 

Em is an appealing heroine. Her mother was institutionalized, and she is living with her aunt and cousin.  Her aunt is the typical unpleasant guardian.  She is brave and loyal to her mother.  She has a lot to learn about her new realm.  I found her interaction with Dash amusing and look forward to seeing where their relationship goes.

 

I love Filigree and Bandit.  I totally want a formattra. 

 

The glass fairy is an interesting adversary.  Her power is scary. I cannot wait to discover more about her in the next book.

 

The plot was well-executed.  It was full of mystery and excitement.  I am highly anticipating the next book.  I want to hear more of Emerson’s story.  I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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review 2017-03-21 17:52
The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1) by Rachel Morgan
The Faerie Guardian - Rachel Morgan

 

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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 glamor 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.

 

 

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This was one of those book for me that I wasn’t sure if I like it or not. There were several things that I liked but also several things I disliked about the book. There was one part that made me continue read the book and later actually like it at the end. The book is very fast paced and super easy to read, I read it in a little over 5 hours and one sitting. I really enjoyed the world building and Creepy Hollow and most of the residents there. A few I’m not sure about and for good reason as it turns out in the end. It is really easy to get lost in the world of Creepy Hollow. I liked the concept of the Guild and it kind of reminded of Vampire Academy meets Shadow Hunters and I cannot wait to see and learn more about it. I was not a huge fan of Vi, she seemed a little immature at time even for YA. I also thought for someone who is on top of her class she gets her butt kicked way to many times. I know not all hero win and get the behinds kicked but it seemed to be happening to her way more plus like I said she is the top student and could have handled some of her situations a bit better. We also have her Insta-Love with Nate, which made no sense to me at all. Actually the entire Romance between them made very little sense and seemed a off. I could not at all relate to it. Nate, He seemed forced and while he was funny most of the time, sometimes it just seemed forced to me. There is a lot of backstory to him and yet we know almost nothing about him but I think we will learn a lot more in later books. The person I absolutely loved was Ryn, if not for him would have quit the book about 25% in. It is clear early on that there is some kind of history between him and Vi but it is not revealed until much later in the book… what and why. I think if the book would have concentrated more on the main story line instead of the romance part it could have been much better. But overall it was enjoyable. There are some big plot twists and which made it really good and made sure I will read the second book in the series. Overall it was a good read and I’m curious to see what happens next but I really hope Vi grows up a bit in future books.

I rate it 3★

 

 

Some of my favorite quotes:

 

“Did you really think I wouldn’t look for you?” “Honestly? Yes. You seemed a little busy losing your tongue down someone else’s throat.”

 

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“Whatever game you’re playing, you’re going to lose,” he whispers. “And I’ll be right there to rub your nose in it when it happens.” “Great. Well, at least I have something to look forward to.” I cross my arms. “Now why don’t you go parade your lack of dignity somewhere else?”

 

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“I refuse to let you talk me into a make-out session in a dodgy, underground tunnel. I have standards, you know.”

 

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Rachel Morgan

 

Rachel Morgan spent a good deal of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making, crafting endless stories of make-believe and occasionally writing some of them down. After completing a degree in genetics and discovering she still wasn’t grown-up enough for a ‘real’ job, she decided to return to those story worlds still spinning around her imagination. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart.

Rachel lives in Cape Town with her husband and three miniature dachshunds. She is the author of the bestselling Creepy Hollow series.

 

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text 2017-01-21 22:45
Reading progress update: I've read 298 out of 298 pages.
The Faerie Guardian - Rachel Morgan

not a faviorte but it sure was  an interesting and quick read

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text 2017-01-21 18:48
Reading progress update: I've read 118 out of 298 pages.
The Faerie Guardian - Rachel Morgan

Not a big fan of insta love but we shall see, where this goes

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review 2016-12-18 00:00
The Phantom of Faerie Mountain
The Phantom of Faerie Mountain - E.M. Mc... The Phantom of Faerie Mountain - E.M. McIntyre,L.M. McIntyre This was a cute story!

Abby basically grew up without a mother, and her dad just moved her back to Scotland, a land she doesn't really remember. Good thing her big sister's there to help.

But being so close to where her mother died, Abby decides to do a little digging, and the big green dog demanding that the Red King free him certainly sparks a helping dose of curiosity.

When she goes to Faerie Mountain to look for clues, she encounters the green dog again, but this time he sends her back in time. She's dropped on top of Rory, a young man who has lost everything, and together they must figure out why she's here by digging into their own pasts.

This was a fun story. I love the elements -- the evil faeries, the big green dog, and there's plenty of that lovely brogue to immerse you in the Scottish setting. The characters are endearing, and the story is fast paced and full of mystery.

So why four stars? First, I kinda hate the cover. The drawing is beautifully done, but the upward shadow on the face is kinda creepy, and the overall coloring of the cover doesn't read YA Scottish fantasy to me. The writing was fairly solid, a few typos and such, but not so much as to overly distract from the story. But the characters at times acted a bit odd, even for 14-year-olds (although I don't think Abby or Rory's ages are ever mentioned in the book...) -- at one point, Rory stomps around, pulling his braids, yelling how it can't be true. It was a tad over the top.

But all that aside, I enjoyed the story, the riddle, and the mystery, and there's even a little bit of adorable romance in there. An enjoyable debut novel and start of a series. I look forward to the rest of the Red King trilogy.

I received an ARC of this story with no obligation to review. This is my honest opinion.
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