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 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?
Driven by action, suspense, and a strong heroine, this deliciously detailed, bestselling YA fantasy will keep you turning the pages right up until the epic conclusion.
We’re back in Creepy Hollow. Only it isn’t really the Creepy Hollow anymore and there’s a major player who’s going around marking guardians left and right and turning them to his cause. And Vi, well, she doesn’t remember anything. She is lucky to remember her own name at this point. And again, I can’t say much because to divulge information here would be to ruin the prior stories for you.
We still have the same list of characters, Violet and Ryn and a host of new characters who make their presence known like Tilly and Natesa and Jamon. We get to meet Oliver and Em and Max and Fin. All these characters will leave an impression with you. And all of them are important to this story. And it’s a good story and brings Violet’s story full circle. Which is where it should be.
Ms. Morgan brings us back and drops us right smack dab back in the middle of Creepy Hollow. And with the wild changes that have happened, we’re thrown topsy-turvy in this new world with both the familiar and unfamiliar elements in it. I will say that in this story that there is character POV switch ups that didn’t occur in the first couple of books. And normally, that would drive me absolutely crazy. However, in this one, due to Violet’s situation in the majority of the book, it’s good to get Ryn’s POV because it allows you access to the rest of the older characters. Otherwise, you’d not know what was going on with them. So would I recommend this book? I would! This is still a series to not miss. I have fallen in love with the fae creatures of Creepy Hollow and some characters just absolutely grow on you. This is still good for the younger people. There’s smooching involved but there is lots of death, though not gruesome death, there is death.
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.