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.
[This title can be purchased as part of Creepy Hollow: Violet's Story, a boxed set of books one, two & three.]
[Second edition published Feb 24, 2015]
Rachel Morgan has an amazing talent of painting vivid scenarios and not only capturing emotions well, but realistically writing them into a story that encompasses a person's ability to relate and personal experiences. In this story there is no self-gratification, but rewards for hard work and an unrelenting drive to succeed. There's no facade of inhumane strength, but compassion and an involvement with what one might consider flawed. And it's all written into a fantastic fantasy realm filled with endless adventures. Every beautifully painted scene of the Faerie realm can be found in this series. The graphics are not only easily visualized, but simple, leaving room to focus on the action at hand. No matter how many times I've read the Faerie Prince I am always left in a state of awe. It is my favorite in this series. One of my all time favorites period. The direction the author takes with Ryn and Vi's friendship leaves me down right giddy. I am hopelessly addicted to the Creepy Hollow series.