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Enter a hidden world...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 rEnter a hidden world...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.[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.]...

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the faerie guardian Reviews

  • Ben Alderson
    2019-03-04 13:27

    REALLY enjoyed this book! I read it all within one day during my scottish adventures! Perfect book for the mood of scotland and its beauty! FAST paced also!So what can you expect in this bookSTEAMY ROMANCEMAGICAL ABILITIESEVIL MAGICAL BEASTBACK STABBINGFAEHUMANSHUMANS SEEING FAEDIMENSION TRAVELKIDNAPPINGAND MOREANDMOREAWESOMENESS! I really enjoyed this book and am so excited to carry on with the series in the future! <3

  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2019-02-21 10:40

    First off I love the purple cover!!! But the book sort of fell flat for me. Sooooo many people love it and I was loving it in the beginning and then just. . . nothing. I don't know what happened. I give it three stars for holding my interest in the beginning and I love Violet's character. She's makes a pretty good faerie in training to be a Guardian. She's pretty bad to the bone for being only seventeen but I guess age doesn't really matter in the fae world. I do have the second book and will read it a little later and see if it doesn't pick up for me. There is nothing worse than liking a character but not loving the book! MY BLOG: Melissa Martin's Reading List

  • Andrew Leon
    2019-03-19 13:47

    "The Faerie Guardian" started off on the wrong foot with me. It's not really the fault of the book or the author. I mean, I'm the one with the thing against first person/present tense presentation. But it is first/present, and I couldn't stop myself from groaning inwardly when I started reading it. And this example is pretty typical of the stuff I've read using first/present, so it did nothing to distinguish itself for me. But, you know, I get that that style is popular, right now, so I can hardly fault the author for choosing the style. I'm just not into it.So the main character is a "fairie" girl, and I say "fairie" because she's just like a human teenager down to the pop culture references that, as far as I can tell, she shouldn't have knowledge of. In fact, she seems more conversant in pop culture than she does in the culture of her own people. In fact, in her narration she refers to other fairies as "fairies," as in "the fairie stood there," which would be like me saying, "the human stood there," which is not a thing I would ever say nor have I ever heard any human say. Awkward. All of that to say that I had a hard time buying the protagonist as anything more than a human teenager with some convenient magic. And that doesn't even touch that the purple-haired fairie is named Violet.The other main issue I had with the story also started right up front along with the first/present stuff. Violet is in a boy's room to guard him from a snake fairie thing, and, of course, she sees him sleeping. And, of course, she is smitten by him just from watching him sleeping. Maybe this is just a disconnect because I'm a guy, but the whole romance angle seemed more contrived than realistic to me. There was just no reason for it and it felt out-of-character to for Violet to react that way. I mean, there's no indication that she has a habit of instantly falling in love with sleeping boys, so I need something more from the story than that she arbitrarily had feelings for this one boy because she saw him asleep.From a technical standpoint, the book was fine, and I can see why people like it (and based on the other reviews, I see that most people do like it); it just didn't appeal to me. The writing is fine. It's well edited. But it's not my story. This is one of those where I can see that it's (probably) good, but I don't like it. For this one, I'm being that guy at the party that goes over and gets a helping of whatever it is everyone is raving over, I put it in my mouth, make the yucky face, and spit it out. Everyone looks at me like I'm crazy. Eventually, like, one other person comes over and pats my arm and whispers, "I didn't like it either."

  • Veronica Morfi
    2019-03-14 11:44

    Rating: 4.5/5This is the first book in the Creepy Hollow series. It is also the introduction of the main character, Violet, of the first trilogy. Violet is a Fae guardian in training and in her last mission she finds a human boy,Nate, that can actually see her and to top that he somehow manages to come with her to the Fae world where no humans are allowed. After that a crazy adventure begins, saving kids, discovering Nate's past and Violets own history in the Fae world are only part of it. When I think of this book one thing comes to mind: non-stop action. Vi gets into so many adventures/troubles and has to fight her way through them. She is so kick-ass, I truly found her the perfect MC. Also, I fell in love with Ryn, her nemesis, he started out as a simple-minded jackass but ended up being my favourite character of the book. My only issue was with Nate, Vi's love interest. I found his character a bit simple. I could not, for the life of me, figure out what Vi saw in him, especially since she was pretty awesome herself. I hope we get to see more of him in the future and maybe see another side to his character because so far he's been a bit one dimensional. So, if you are up for a wild Fae ride, with a lot of magic and crazy situations, like a labyrinth and a Masquerade ball you are in for a treat. Also, I listened to the audiobook for this one and it was great, the narrator did an amazing job.

  • Anastasia シ
    2019-03-22 11:53

    First, I want to say that I love, love LOVE, the cover!The story took place in the human realm and in Creepy Hollow. The descriptions of the settings and action scenes were more than I could have hoped for, they were so detailed. The way the author described Creepy Hollow, all of beautiful colors,the tall trees, nature, and paranormal creatures, was very realistic, like Creepy Hollow actually existed. I was super impressed.The main character is Violet [but goes by the name Vi] She's 17-year-old, whose independent, intelligent, and hardworking. She was in her fifth year in training to become a guardian; she learns to protect humans from the paranormal creatures. It was important to her to graduate at the top of her class, as her mother had done before her. Another significant character is Ryn, who was Vi's competition. Ryan was confident, he knew he was attractive. And then we have Nate, the human boy, who was able to see past Violet's faerie charm while she was battling a creature; protecting him. They end up falling for each other.The Faerie Guardian is a fast-paced, and action-packed story! It was really captivating story, it really pulls the reader in! I definitely could not stop reading! There were many features that made this story enjoyable. I liked the setting of Creepy Hollow, how the author presented this new world and especially the characters in the story, learning about the many different types of paranormal creatures for example, Faeries, Pixies, Sprites,… etc. I just had to find out what was happening next. I definitely recommend it. Can't wait to read more, from this author.-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTimeThis review can also be found on my blog

  • Lilia
    2019-03-22 17:33

    This book was seriously so amazing, and I really loved how it was the kind of book that made you want to keep reading one more chapter

  • Sarah
    2019-03-06 13:24

    I had this book recommended by my book bestie. And I wanted to LOVE it. And it was good. But it was also predictable. I was calling things before they happened throughout the book. To save it though, the book did become unpredictable at the end, but it was like the last 20% and that was the best part. Actually I thought the book ended a bit prematurely. And it had all this bonus material at the end, but what I really wanted was more of the book doing what it did in the last quarter. So there was that. I thought the main character was funny, but I never really bonded with her. I thought her relationship with Nate was a little rushed. And then the relationship that transpired at the end of the book was one I had long waited for, but I was left a little unsatisfied. Actually, when all was said and done I was surprised that I really wanted to keep up with series, because it seemed to get better as it went along. This is definitely a fun read. Well done. And with some great details. A few tweaks and it could be a four star in my book.

  • Kevin
    2019-03-14 13:23

    I like the world building that Morgan has accomplished in this rather short novel. Faerie works kinda like the Tardis, the large training facility is a tree from the outside but once you enter It's just like a regular building, except for the magic clouds in the lobby that is.Vi is a likeable lead character and Ryn is pretty good as her bad boy nemesis. Nate is less well defined but he really appears off screen for most of the 2nd half of the novel. I'm intrigued to see where the story goes so I'm off to read book 2.

  • Annika
    2019-03-17 10:49

    The Faerie Guardian completely met my expectations. I have read other books by Ms. Rachel Morgan, and I loved them. This one also adds to my pile of favorites from her.The story is set in the land of Creepy Hollow, and the author does a wonderful job of world-building. You can easily picture how beautiful the magical woods are. It truly takes me to a new place, and it's magical.The characters are unforgettable. Violet is a kick-butt fairy trainee, a girl who every reader can look up to. She's strong and independent, not like the typical fairies you would think of. She is known to have a weapon at hand at all times, and to never let romance interfere with her training to become a full time guardian.Until Nate arrives.A human, who is adorable and hilarious, and every girl's dream boyfriend. Violet is distracted from her training, and the consequences are bound to come.I absolutely loved the plot of the book. It took off into a direction I didn't expect, full of action, romance, and complete fantasy. Imagine a book filled with pixies, trolls, creatures of all sorts, and magic. This is that book, and so much more. I loved this book! However, there were just a few things that stopped me from giving it a full five stars. The writer often writes the thoughts of the narrator (Violet) in a very juvenile way. It sounded like a teenager wrote it, and it was a bit immature. However, the story was amazingly creative, and the world builds so easily, creating a beautiful picture in the readers head. The language and violence also bugged me. It seemed like there was constantly a minor curse word being used, and the violence was pretty intense. It took away from the story, and I felt myself more disturbed and focused on that instead of the plot.Overall, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves fantasy. This is the ultimate fantasy book, and is sure not to disappoint. It could easily be adapted for film. Think Harry Potter, but with a strong female protagonist...In other words, bound to be a classic fantasy novel. Content: PG-13 - Frequent moderate language, heavy violence, occasional kissing

  • Erin
    2019-03-06 11:29

    I wasn't sure I was going to get into this one at first, the similarities to the Iron Fey series made it kind of lag for me for awhile. But Vi grew on me, snarky tough-as-nails guardian that she is, and I ended up really liking her in the end. All of her years of training couldn't have prepared Vi for meeting and falling for the human boy Nate who happens to stumble into the faerie paths. He's not supposed to be there, and it's putting a huge kink in her plans to earn the title of the top guardian in the Guild, but there's just something about him. The more time they spend together, the more the mystery unravels about who he is and what is going on behind the scenes in her own world that she was completely unaware of. Turns out Nate is more than meets the eye, Vi has enemies she never knew about who want to use her special power, and her former best friend-turned- nemesis Ryn may end up being on her side for the long haul. There were some great action scenes and a lot of original magic elements to this story that I really liked. The fae world Rachel Morgan created was beautiful and captivating, and I liked the Guardian concept because it gave the plot a dangerous edge. I wasn't 100% sold on Nate and Vi together, I mean they are young and just starting out their relationship but I didn't really feel a spark. There was more tension between her and Ryn from the very start, and I found him far more interesting as a character. After the dust settled, I was left very torn over the boys. I hate love triangles, and I don't know where this is headed, but I have a feeling there's more to Nate's actions than we're seeing. I'm still Team Ryn either way, though! Overall, this was a fun read and I look forward to moving on to book 2 to find out where things go for Vi and the other guardian fae!

  • Dianne
    2019-03-09 15:50

    From the beautiful cover, that is so faerie-like, to the last page, The Faerie Guardianby Rachel Morgan is a trip into a magical world where Guardian-in-training Violet Fairdale, our wonderfully refreshing heroine rules supreme! What is a Guardian? A Guardian protects humans from the evil of others in the magical realm, unseen by humans, of course. Violet is tough, driven and so alone within the walls she has built, it hurts to read, but she hides it well, uses the losses she has faced in life as a tool to drive her on and make her stronger! (You go, girl!) Violet is smart, funny and a force to be reckoned with in the fae world and beyond! Oh, she also has a secret ability that is not normal to the fae. Imagine her surprise when her current assignment, a human named Nate, can see her...and the action and misadventures begin!Rachel Morgan's mind is full of rich imagination that she shares with us in vivid detail, from each scene, each character, the action and especially, the dialogue! This is just plain fun reading, not too dark, not too goofy, beautifully entertaining!Publication Date: October 16, 2012Publisher: Rachel MorganSeries: Creepy Hollow, #1)ISBN: 0987029088Number of Pages: 298Genre: YA Paranormal/FantasyMy Rating: 5 StarsAvailable at: Amazon / Barnes & NobleFor more reviews check out Tome Tender's Book Blog or find us on Facebook.

  • Carlyle Labuschagne
    2019-02-26 17:40

    Wow! First of all, this is so not my genre. How ignorant of me, assuming all Faerie books would be sweet and girly. How stupid of me as a writer not to consider the possibilities... Rachel I adored this book, devoured it! A very talented author, who works magic with words and scenes. I loved it from page one, action... action.. action... romance... action...romance and some sad and broken scenes, conflict and magic. Everything to keep you on your toes all the way through. I didnt want it to end. I still dont want it to end. Characters were spectacular, the world was amazing. Why I loved this book so so much besides of the obvious mentioned above. I write what I want to read, and here Rachel reminded me of every little element I create to keep readers enticed and begging for more. Well I am begging for more.The plot was brilliantly put together, there was attitude, violence, love, sorrow, guilt and attitude and more attitude. I cannot say enough about this book, just read it!

  • Coco.V
    2019-03-02 17:49

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  • Essie (Midknight.traveller)
    2019-03-04 17:49

    2.5 starsThe story itself was interesting but it's the writing that put me off. I don't have anything against it being in present first person but for some reason it didn't work that well. It was the story itself that made me read further. Some of the obvious plot holes and stupidity on the mc's part had me rolling my eyes quite a bit but the book still had me surprised towards the end and I'm curious as to what will happen next. One of the bigger problems I had with the book was that I didn't feel connected to anything or anyone. Whether it be that someone was betrayed or someone made up, it didn't matter. In the end books are supposed to make you feel something (imo) and this left me feeling just *meh*.

  • Melissa Delport
    2019-02-28 16:53

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! To be honest, I found the beginning a little slow but Nate's betrayal kicked the story into hyperdrive and that's when I become really engrossed!Rachel has also managed to capture the 17-year-old perspective. The dialogue is very "teenish" which validates the characters, rather than being annoying. A fantastic debut novel... Moving on to book 2 now!*reread feb 2017*

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-07 11:41

    Great series! FREE!Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Faerie-Guardian...Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-f...

  • Marianna
    2019-03-23 15:38

    *3.5 stars*-This was so much more fun than I expected!!! -I think I'm rooting for the wrong ship so there's that -I LOVED VIOLET AS A MAIN CHARACTER, she was so snarky and badass GO GIRL -RYN!-I loved the fairie world (don't I always)-GIVE ME THE SEQUEL NOW!-Main problem: I wanted a lil bit more world building

  • Ashley
    2019-03-07 10:30

    I bought this book off of the kindle store when it was free. I am a part of the Review Team @ The Paranormal Bookshelf. Category: paranormal, Young Adult (YA), Fae Spoilers: NONEBook #1 in the Creepy Hollow Series As we are reading this as a group on our blog, I really didn't have any expectations when I began this book. I loved the new cover but had the old cover on my Kindle since I got it a while back ago and just hadn't read it yet. The new cover is way better than the old FYI. I also haven't read many fairy books which I think helped me a bit because I had nothing to compare it to. I enjoyed the book overall though. The writing style is done well and I love the descriptive nature of some of the scenes. There are several note worthy quotes throughout which are always a plus for any blogger and avid reader and a few funny scenes.There weren't many typos I saw which is always a plus. The characters are well developed and leave the reader wondering what next and they have depth which I as a reader look for. I am not a fan of characters that are predictable and do the same old thing over and over. These characters never left me hanging or made me feel bored. I liked the setting and the background the author has created with this book. It's original to me and I find that refreshing. One of the best things I noticed about this book is how the author set the book correctly in regards to the age of her characters and what was going on around them. It is a Young adult book/teen book and it reads as such which is great for the author. That doesn't come off that way sometimes.The only downsides I saw within this book were I had to refrain from skipping ahead a few lines every now and then because it would get a little too descriptive with the surroundings and I had to refrain from doing so. Also the beginning was a little slow for me, but that might be because I'm not as knowledgeable about the fae genre as I should be. Besides that it was a really good read. It was easy to go through and a quick read. So 4 stars out of 5. I look forward to the next book in the series.

  • Norah Una Sumner
    2019-03-07 17:41

    Real rating: 4.5Such a fun book!I loved the characters,the story,the writing-everything was amazing.The main character,Violet,is very funny and charming.You will love her from the very beginning. The whole world of faeries is extremely well explained and you can immediately imagine it in your head.There are a lot of twists in this book,and one moment that will pretty much make you go:The thing that blew me away was the fighting.I usually don't enjoy reading fighting parts,I pretty much get bored,but the fighting here is freaking amazing!It was almost like I am fighting the bad guys myself.Loved the fight between Vi and Ryn,that was INTENSE.I would recommend this book to every fantasy/young-adult lover out here.You won't regret picking this one up.Favourite quotes:“I would have thought you’d pay more attention to your closest competition.”“I would—if you were competition worth paying attention to.” ''Nate lifts his shoulders.''What can I say?Everyone wants a piece of me.''''This isn't a joke,Nate.You really will be in pieces if we don't take this seriously.''''I'd like to meet the idiots who decided to camouflage a torture device as a human fashion item.I'd show them there are far better things one can do with a pointy heel.''''I'm hoping the words of the ancient poets will distract me from my current top three Life Problems:One,I suck at something.Two,my ex-boyfriend recently broke my heart.Three,I'll be risking my life later to help out the person I dislike most in the entire world.I do quite well with number one and three,but,considering many of the poems are about love,I can't quite get rid of number two.''

  • Angi
    2019-02-23 15:49

    Really good! I love stories with faeries and this was a great one. Very interesting ideas about how their world works and the world building was spectacular. It wasn't weird or choppy, it was perfect. I enjoyed the whole story and was excited to finish and start the next book. I did think the story between Violet and Nate could have been developed better, it would have been nice to have more details regarding their interactions. It would have made this a 5 star for me. Just because their relationship happened quickly doesn't mean it needed to feel so rushed and skipped over. The betrayal was fairly obvious, but when it happened it was so tragic. So sad!! And the way it ended...closing one chapter and opening another. It was fabulous!!

  • Tasha (faeriedrugs)
    2019-03-08 17:27

    4.5 starsI LOVED THIS SO MUCH and I'm going to buy the next book NOWSO MANY FEELS

  • Danii
    2019-03-23 15:51

    This book was a huge let down for me. I saw this while browsing on Overdrive for an audiobook to listen to, and I thought it sounded great. I was very wrong.I could barely keep focus on this book. The storyline was dull and boring, the characters were boring, and I just couldn't connect to them.There really was no point to the entire book from what I can see. Everything was just kind of random and all over the place. I also didn't care for any of the characters at all. Violet was annoying, and the instalove in this book killed it for me. It literally revolved around it.There was also barely any backstory for half of the things they talked about in parts of this book. I just could not understand most of it, but that could be because I kept losing interest.Overall, I don't think I'll be continuing with this series. I really wanted to love it, but I just didn't... Not much more I have to say about it.

  • Karissa
    2019-03-07 10:29

    I got this book to read on audiobook. The audiobook was decently done but not wonderful. The main heroine has a very chirpy voice which doesn’t match her character all that well. Additionally a lot of the male voices sounded similar (particularly Nate and Ryn). I really didn’t like the beginning of this book. The story was just too simple and too silly; the beginning is all about Nate following Vi into faerie and getting her into trouble and the chaos that follows when she tries to get him back home. I thought Nate was incredibly unlikable; he came across as selfish and chauvinistic and I truly did not understand what a strong girl like Vi saw in him. I almost stopped listening to this a couple hours in because I just could not stand Nate.The book got a lot better in the second half when Vi starts to unravel the mystery around Nate’s mom and the strange eye tattoo Nate ends up with. Here we get introduced to a lot more of the politics in Faerie and the story gets tons more interesting. Also Nate gets a lot less page space and Ryn gets a lot more (I loved Ryn).I absolutely loved Ryn’s character and really loved the dynamic him and Vi had going on. Ryn comes off as a jerk early on, but as you learn the complicated history between him and Vi things get more and more interesting. In the second half of the book there is a also a lot more discussion about powerful magic items and a plot to collect them and this was very engaging.The action scenes are well done and I enjoyed most of the characters (except for Nate). In the end this ended up being a decent book despite the rough start.Overall an okay read that has a lot of fae magic, romance, and action. I would recommend to those who enjoy paranormal YA reads. The book started rough but got better towards the end. I am unsure if I will continue with the series or not; I’ll have to think about it a bit.

  • Sarah
    2019-03-03 17:46

    Downloaded for free from Amazon.co.ukThis book started out alright, but the pace really dragged! I listened to the first half, and it seemed to take forever to get through it, and when I switched to reading it properly it got even worse! Have to say that I did lose interest in this one, and was glad when it was finished.6 out of 10

  • Zuleeza
    2019-02-21 13:28

    You can find this review plus character bio from this blog postAnother faerie book. Just what I need because I know I haven't read enough of good faerie books. :PFirstly, can I just quickly comment on the blurb. "That is, until a cute human boy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour follows her into the fae realm.". A cute human boy? Well...on normal days, I would just forget about the book straight away if I came across the words 'a cute human boy'. I don't know...it sounds...shallow?Anyway, to be honest it was really hard not to compare The Faerie Guardian to The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. Quoting my dear GR friend, Rebecca, indeed it could be The Iron Fey in reverse. Haha. But fret not, only the initial plot outline is similar to The Iron King and all the details are sufficiently different.The first part of the book was really amazing in my perspective. I even thought that Violet is a better heroine than Meghan. I can connect with her in so many ways, her ambitious, over-achiever personality. In short, she is tough inside and out, practical, determined but she also has the right amount of badassery. If I were to pick my dream cast for Violet, I'd pick Lindsey Stirling. I know she's not an actress but I think she can capture that agility and liveliness in Violet. Plus, she has the right size. :PNate was introduced as this charming guy next door. Violet was assigned to kill a reptiscilla who I don't know...trying to kill Nate perhaps. But somehow, Nate can see Violet even with her glamour on and to make matter worse, he accidentally followed Violet to the fey realm. I think Nate handled himself really well in the fey realm. He reacted just the way I would imagine a high school guy would react. :) I particularly like this quote from him;"Squeeze as hard as you need to,' he says. "But just you know, if there's any blood involved I'll probably pass out."*Squeals* Come on! How often do you find guys that honest?'(view spoiler)[But towards the end of Part 1, I think the relationship between Violet and Nate grew too fast, it was borderline insta-love. They survived the attack from a power hungry faerie, Zell, and voila, they make out in Nate's backyard (or was it front yard?) Moreover, just in a matter of minutes, Violet changed her mind from wanting to give Nate the potion to refusing to give him the potion AND agreeing to the idea of finding Nate's mom. All in one night. And this is Violet we're talking about here, Violet who once thought getting the top spot in her training as her mission in life.In Part Two, Violet went on a quest to find Nate's mother. Unbelievably, she went to the extent of breaking more rules for Nate. Although there were still actions offered in Part Two, I liked it less than Part One. First, because of the reason I mentioned earlier, I still couldn't believe Violet would do such things. Second, the plot went very linear and one-dimensional. But I adore the history of the halflings. I think this is the redeeming quality of Part 2. :)The momentum was plunging down even more with the start of Part 3. It's kind of expected as the book was indeed originally written as four separate novellas. I regain my fangirlsm at Violet a bit when she gave the goblin other option apart from death. The plot continues to plateau as Violet is back for the training. I may interject here that I like the spontaneity in the writing. For example, this line here;"The fish bowl is an enormous orb that shimmers in the far corner of the training Center. It had another name once, but it's been called the Fish Bowl for so long that not even the mentors remember the original name."I bet most of the authors would pick a fancy name for the Fish Bowl and mention that the name originated from a historical event or a legendary person etc. :PThe rest of Part 3 quickly picks up afterwards. More actions, more adventure, and most importantly, a big twist. Like, really, really big. You have to read it twice, thrice, fice (okay, that didn't work) just to make sure you read it correctly.Part 4 makes up almost the second half of the book and this is where the story turns unexpectedly. It's really hard to describe it without giving anything away. Safe to say that from this point on, you wouldn't even remember that this book reminds you of The Iron King at the beginning. But for me, the characterizations weren't perfect. Ryn acted like a fairy version of Daemon Black from the Lux series. I find his reason to be mean to Violet as very immature and unreasonable and his character didn't improve significantly even after he gets to know Violet better in this part of the book.The climax was...well, too planned, I guess? Violet and Ryn broke into Zell's underground prison and somehow Zell gladly told almost everything about the prison's secrets, the metal around the door is to prevent magic from outside...all the people in there have special abilities etc. Besides, the end was very loosely wrapped. There are still too many questions that were left unanswered, it kind of made this read a little less rewarding for me. The bonus chapters? Hmm...they weren't contributing much to the story either. Yea, we learn more about Ryn and Nate but as I said before, these chapters didn't really add much to the existing plotline. (hide spoiler)]My favourite character is none other than Filigree. Not a single line was spoken by him but his dynamic personality easily won me over (keep in mind that I said 'dynamic :P)To sum it up, if I read The Faerie Guardian a year ago, I wouldn't hesitate to give it five brilliant stars but as I've read many other fresh, imaginative YA reads this year, The Faerie Guardian falls a little short in making a lasting impression on me because it simply is not unique enough. But of course, it has all the ingredients to be a fun, quick, enjoyable read for all YA fans out there especially for those who like fairies. :) A solid four stars from me!I received the ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Paige Marie
    2019-03-05 13:29

    This book was addicting. Onto the next one :)

  • Mandy
    2019-03-13 09:25

    Wow was this book great! I'm already reading about Faeries in Sarah J Maas's series, "A Court of Thorns and Roses." These two series really educate me about faeries and now I believe they exist. Before I read these series, I didn't!

  • Kat Silver
    2019-03-22 10:53

    Page one had me on the edge of my seat, completely in love and now that I've reached the end I want to go back and read it for the first time all over again.From the very beginning you're thrown into a magical world that Rachel Morgan has built up beautifully where there's magic and power struggles and characters that will have you rolling on the floor laughing one second and ready to throw your book across the room the next!Violet is a kickass heroine and you pick that up straight away. She's tough, sassy and a Faerie that you'll instantly love! Through the novel I found myself latching onto all the characters obsessively, as in, I LOVED THESE CHARACTERS! They're quirky, relatable and many of them had me laughing out loud.Early on you're introduced to Nate - Nathaniel - the cute human boy who can see through glamor and follows Violet into the fae realm. He's easy to love and epitomises the way I think any human would feel experiencing magic, monsters and a new realm for the first time while being a typical teenage boy. Violet does her best to get this boy out of her life, eager to fix things so that she can get back to training, doing assignments and upholding her feud with her ex-best friend and seemingly totally ass, Oryn - Ryn - who (don't hate me) I absolutely adore! But, as expected, things don't work out the way Violet would like and with evil Faeries hunting her down things get far more complicated than Violet had previously thought possible.The story develops and takes you on an adventure like no other, filled with action, tension, young adult romance and plot twists that will have you wanting to throw your book across the room.I thoroughly enjoyed this book and if it weren't for school could have easily finished it in 12 hours.5/5 stars!I can see this easily being one of my favourite books...it's that good!Yours within the Bookworm Revolution,Kat Silverhttps://katsilver.wordpress.com/

  • Intisar Khanani
    2019-02-22 12:35

    Vi is a faerie guardian in training, but her skills are put to the test when a routine assignment goes wrong: a human boy can not only see her, but follows her home. Not such a bad predicament? Ah, that's only the beginning. Enter an evil villain who turns out to be a lot smarter than than initially expected (and/or hoped), mysteries from the past, and a kick-butt heroine, and you'll barely be able to catch your breath. The story quickly drew me in. I'll admit that a few times it was so fast paced that I kinda figured if the main character, Violet, had had--oh, I don't know, enough time for a twenty minute shower--she might have figured out things that were relatively clear to me. (view spoiler)[ I mean, are there really that many six year old faeries that go missing on a weekly basis? How could Vi not have immediately figured out that the kid Ryn wanted her to track was the same one she'd offered help on a week ago? If she'd been uncertain, about two questions to Ryn would have clarified it for her.(hide spoiler)] There was also a little character inconsistency on her part that did bother me: for someone who was completely centered on being the top of her class, she is pretty easily convinced to break a law...and then go on breaking it again and again and again and then go beyond even that...you catch my drift. You do understand why she did it, but it didn't feel fully convincing to me. Still, it wasn't enough to take away from the enjoyment of the story as a whole.The story is set up in three parts, reflecting the initial novella serial that preceded this volume. As such, each third of the book has it's own twist and turns / story arc and climax or cliffhanger--though, thankfully, the very end was not a cliffhanger! A fun read, with some deeper themes (forgiveness, trust & betrayal) that make it well worth the time it will take for you to rip through this.

  • Beth
    2019-02-26 16:37

    The Faerie Guardian welcomes us to the Creepy Hollow series. We are introduced to the Guardian in training Violet Fairdale. She is at the top of her class until she starts making decisions that break the rules and ultimately threaten her life and the life of those she cares for.I liked the The Faerie Guardian. Morgan writes animated and highly descriptive scenes to make you feel like you are part of the world she is creating. The story started off slow with lots of plot building but increases in speed as the storytelling progresses.This story is an enjoyable diversion to another world...a world where the faeries live among us and they only thing standing between us and their evil side is the Guardians.Written by: Rachel MorganSeries: Creepy HollowSequence in Series: 1Paperback: 298 pagesPublisher: Rachel Morgan Publication Date: October 27, 2012ISBN-10: 0987029088ISBN-13: 978-0987029089Genre: FantasyFind this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble