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.
Packed with spine-tingling intrigue and swoonworthy romance, the plot thickens in this YA fantasy sequel from Amazon bestselling author, Rachel Morgan.
We’re back in Creepy Hollow with the usual cast of characters. We have Violet who’s so close to graduation she can almost taste it and Ryn her rival. We don’t see much from Nate in this book, but don’t let that lull you into thinking that there’s just not much going on with him. I will say that the developments with him are HUGE and are best left there. Ryn and Violet have to work closer together in this book for their training than they’ve ever had to before and it is their final assignment. So they have to learn to put their differences aside in order to pass their training so that they could be full guardians.
I was a little disappointed in Vi in this story. I would have figured she’d have taken her job as a guardian more seriously, but instead she allowed herself to distract from her job. And it had bad consequences. Also, though the end was good and it set up the next book, how Vi handled it disappointed me too. I would have thought that with everything that she’d been through, she’d have known that the path she chose was poor. But then considering all that she’d been through…maybe she was just tired and ready. I don’t know. I will read the third book and see how that works out.
I will say that there was a turn of events I wasn’t expecting. And boy howdy did it come from left field. I will just say that maybe….just maybe….she should have been nicer to the boy than she was. It might have changed all this. But it’s a little late for that now.
Ms. Morgan is keeping us in the Creepy Hollow and it’s still just as engrossing and her characters are now starting to feel like friends. The side stories like Tora and Oliver, Flint and Raven and the adventures of the underground (that you find in the bonus chapter at the end (Ryn’s POV). I will say that I’m still knee-deep in the Hollow and I’m still loving it. So would I recommend this book? Yes I would! I still am enjoying this and would still insist on everyone reading it. ONLY don’t wait for book three…that would be a killer! Also, there’s smooching in this book and this smooching involves sparks….no really…sparks….yeowza!
Rachel Morgan is a South African author who spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her–after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart.
She is the author of the bestselling Creepy Hollow series, and the lighthearted contemporary romance Trouble series.