Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Review: Violet's Story: The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CZ9BPHG/     https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17621248-the-faerie-prince?ac=1

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.
Review: Rating- 5+
Yes! This is what I was waiting to read! It is a top favorite for me! It had it all: suspense, intrigue, action, friendship, family, wibbly-wobby-what-just-happened-twists, and scorching romance!

The Faerie Prince is book two in the Creepy Hollow series. It picks up right where we left on in The Faerie Guardian. I thought the first book was fairly predictable. I went into this book thinking the same thing, that it would be overly predictable until the end. Oh, how I was wrong. There are so many twists and turns and loop-the-loops with the plot that it's refreshing to have this blossoming hot romance taking place at the same time.

One more note for those of you that got attached to Nate for a bit, don't worry and just keep reading. Ryn makes Nate look like the wart on a trolls bum.

Beware of the cliffhanger. You're going to get to the last few pages and it's just going to

.... end. You will want to throw your book/kindle in frustration if you don't have book 3 ready. That ending is a doozy.

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: Violet's Story: The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16047078-the-faerie-guardian     http://www.amazon.com/Faerie-Guardian-Creepy-Hollow/dp/0994667906/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437250710&sr=8-1&keywords=the+faerie+guardian

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.
Review: Rating- 4.5
Wow! I wasn't really expecting to love this books as much as I do. I never read books about Fae or Halflings, but I was in the mood to branch out for once and I'm glad I did. If you're looking for a bit of romance, great ribbing remarks, and a huge twist at the end then get ready to read this series.

The book started off abruptly jumping right into the story, which I loved. I don't like taking the time to learn every tiny aspect when I'm reading an action adventure story. I was a bit disappointed with how childish Violet seemed. She's 17 so she shouldn't be as immature as she was acting. I looked past this as much as I could, but it still annoyed me.

I was worried about finishing the novel because I kept guessing every tiny twist in the plot until suddenly I was left screaming at the book. I honestly didn't see THAT twist happening. I probably should have, but I was too happy to see it coming. This is why I think you should read the book. You're going to read and you're going to guess so many things even a big plot twist with Nate. Then that terrible falling off the side of the mountain thing is going to happen and you're going to be left feeling exactly like Violet, broken and betrayed and angry. Keep reading because it only gets better.

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis

Narnia...where horses talk and hermits like company, where evil men turn into donkeys, where boys go into battle...and where the adventure begins.

During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North--to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father.
Review by Patrick:
Finished estimated on July 13, 2015
Not as well known as The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, this book is third in the Chronicles of Narnia series. This book takes place while the Pevensies are ruling Narnia, at the very end of the prior book. It also doesn't have any human children as main characters. Instead, the story is about two native children and two Narnian horses.

I actually really liked this story. It wasn't quite as "epic" as some of the other stories, but it certainly kept you on the edge of your saddle. It also had new places outside of Narnia, but still within that world. It was quite interesting to see these new places and new adventures.

This story seemed to be vary linear. It was going from straight South, to due North, with occasional stops along the way. Several times, it was how fast could they make it to their next destination, and usually for a very important reason.

I think this is a fine addition to the series, and I'm glad to have read it again. 3.5 stars from me; it's a great book.