Wednesday, 23 October 2013

The Faerie War Book Review

Book: The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan

Source: E-book from author in exchange for review

Genre: Fantasy



Book Review

This is the big conclusion to the Creepy Hollow series. With Creepy Hollow in ruins it seems all might be lost at the start of this now turned tragic tale. Violet has lost her memory and the two boys she loved are on opposite sides. One wants to find her and save the Fae Realm and the other wants to rule it with a mighty hand - weather powers don't hurt. The Faerie War is darker than all the other volumes combined and readers are introduced to the underground fae and other creatures in detail never shown before in the other books. Rachel really outdid herself showing another side to what we were previously introduced as evil or troublesome through the eyes of guardians, namely Violet whose POV we get most in the series. With Draven tearing the realm apart to quash all free will and using a power only defeat-able by a special person n- no one knows- who needs to wield a weapon only he or she can use, how can Violet, Ryn and all the displaced guardians and their allies win this battle for their home and people? You have to get a copy to find out. This epic conclusion will have readers anxious to see how it all ends and if you haven't started, get going.

I have little criticism. Sometimes it can be a bit predictable and Violet can be seen redoing past mistakes but no one is perfect even in fiction taking place in a magical realm. Violet's romantic interest in another guardian in the last volume seemed awfully convenient and in this book he's the one spear heading the search for her. Yet this doesn't take away from the wonderful work of art this book is and to judge it by it's cover would only be a mistake if you don't think words can beat a beautiful image.

Rating: 4 Stars




11 comments:

  1. Mmm.... I'm looking forward to reading this one, although your review doesn't really have me all that optimistic any more. :-/

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  2. Sheena, thanks for taking the time to read and review this book for the blog tour!

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  3. Sometimes predictable is all right. Romantic comedies use the same formula over and over and yet they are still enjoyable.

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  4. Oh, and I love the subject matter!

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  5. The cover of the book matches the title. It gives that fairy world kind of feeling and the words are easy to read (clear).

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  6. I'm looking forward to reading these. The covers are lovely and I love fairy books. :)

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  7. I need to start with her first one then!

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  8. Yup, just been holdin' out for #3, because no one wants to get suspended at the end of a #2. Those tricksy authors who write 5 books and pull the carpet out on book #4, that gets me down right steaming. Then I have to eat cheese. Did I mention how much I love cheese?

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  9. Congrats to Rachel for the great review. And I do love the cover.

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  10. Absolutely love Rachel's covers. Sounds like a great story too.

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  11. This book seems very exciting!

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