OKAY. So I just finished reading the first three books of ‘The Creepy Hollow’ series by Rachel Morgan. These three books follow the life of the faerie Violet Fairdale. Morgan manages to create a descriptive, beautiful universe that involves much action, romance and even a slight bit of humour. I’ve always been a lover of faerie stories so when I found Morgan’s books on Goodreads I couldn’t resist buying these books. And I’m so glad I did as it meant I spent the majority of my holiday being cooped up reading this magical story!
So I don’t plan on writing a detailed review as I don’t want to ruin the whole story for people who haven’t read the books and may after reading this review fancy reading them. But I would like to express my love for my favourite character Ryn. I just love his character so freaking much. He strong will-powered, entertaining but also so caring towards the most important people in his life. Him and Violet together create like this proper ass-kicking super couple. And their story is epic. I love both these characters so so so much!
Another thing I have to mention is the way Morgan makes being a faerie sound so cool. Like we all know they have magic and that it’s a massive help towards daily tasks but Morgan actually takes the time to describe how the magic helps them. For example, the use of their weapons magically appear in their hands when needed so they don’t have to carry them around with them al the time. OR the way faeries can apply makeup using magic and make clothes with it. It’s just so cool I love it.
Thank you Rachel Morgan for these incredible books and I look forward to reading the next three books in the series!
The Faerie Garden (1)
“Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale has one job: protect humans from dangerous magical creatures. It’s a job she’s good at—until her latest assignment, a cute human guy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour, follows her into the fae realm. Now she’s broken Guild law and risked her future as the top graduate of her class.
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 of it alive.”
The Faerie Prince (2)
“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.”
The Faerie War (3)
“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?”
“It was about growing up together. It was about knowing your fears and dreams. It was about forgiveness. It was about making you laugh and being there when you cried. It was about knowing that even if we lived for centuries, I’d never get tired of having you by my side.”
– Ryn, The Faerie War