Thanks for stopping by the blog for my Tour Stop for
Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1) by Rachel Morgan!
Creepy Hollow is a series of novelette-length YA paranormal fantasy stories
that will bepublished in ebook form each month,
beginningin March 2012.
So, basically, it's like a mini-series in book form(how awesome!).
And instead of having to wait ages like you do for the next novel in a series,
you get to read one of these each month.
1. Receive assignment.
2. Save a life.
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 one of her assignments—a human boy who shouldn’t even be able to see her—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? But Nate and Vi are about to land themselves in even bigger trouble—and it’ll take all Vi’s training to get them out alive.
** This book was provided to us by the author for an honest review and we were in no way paid for it.
The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author's works**
After reading what Guardian was about, I was really, really (x500) excited to get started. I just couldn’t wait to start reading because I was sure that Guardian would be addictive—but wait! What is this? It is a novelette?! Well don’t let that get you down because I think that with Guardian being a novelette only made the story better and better. And for those of you who don’t know, a novelette is (and I quote): “a brief novel or long short story”- Dictionary.com.
Back to the review! Alright well first of all, Guardian started with a heck of a lot of mystery. As we watch our main character Violet (which is a kind of funny play on a name because her eyes and hair are purple) examines a handsome young man from outside of his window. Despite how creepy and stalkerish that may sound, the story quickly jumps into some action where we get to see just how powerful our faerie main character is and fights a serpentine woman. However, shortly after encountering the snake woman and after she accidentally ends up talking to the same young man she was protecting—we are thrown headlong into the world of faeries.
Author, Rachel Morgan, describe the world in such vivid detail that I could easily see what a pixie should look like in my mind’s eye or what Violet’s bow and arrow should really look like. In fact, Morgan described and wrote everything at such a nerve-racking and addicting pace that the novelette that only consisted of fifty-five pages suddenly felt longer than it really was. Not to mention where all of the characters felt entirely real, which sounds kind of funny since it was a novel(ette) about faeries.
I do wish I could say more but since this review is spoiler free, I guess the last thing I can tell you about is the budding romance that may or may not take place between Violet and Nate. There were so many moments where his cliché comments had me giggling and Violet’s reactions had me grinning. And as for Violet, she definitely is far from a defenseless character. She’s powerful and reminded me a lot of Rose from the Vampire Academy series.
Through all of the action, romance, and the mystery of why the Unseelie fey want Nate’s mother and who this strange Guardian with the ability to find people, I have got to say that Guardian gave me everything I wanted and more.
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a fantasy land of her own making. These days, in between teaching mathematics to high school children, she writes fiction for young adults.
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The Creepy Hollow Series