Review: The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1) by Rachel Morgan
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.
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“Are you serious? Vi’s arm has been magically barbequed and you think she
needs a cupcake?”
My thoughts (Theo):
You will love this story! Trust me!
We are in Creepy Hollow and us – as humans – can never travel there. Why? It is easy: we are not faeries or other magical creature. We will die in our way there, and probably that is why we don’t know so much about it. But then there are guardians: trained fae to protect and cherish the human life. That basically means that if you are in danger of being attacked by an invisible creature that has magic, someone from the Guild will come over and eliminate the threat before you are exposed. You cannot see them, but they see you!
Violet or Vi, is a faerie guardian and in her attempt to save the life of a human – Nate – she finds herself discovered by the human. She help the human, but he clings too her and come back with her on the faerie realm. Sick? Not really! She manages to survive and finds out about the creatures that live beyond out imagination. And he is like any other human put in the face of a creature that he does not understands: he bombards her with tons of questions. Typically for a human, don’t you think? Well, he does find out that faeries are not exactly small, with wings, making wishes come true [they exists, but Vi is not one of them], he discovers that there are faeries trained and going to school in order to get their diploma and become full guardians. Awesome, right?
So, Violet is this girl – 17 years old – ready to make the world change. She is courageous an orphan and someone to rely on any time you want. She does not have friends, but she has an enemy or better said someone that hates her to the moon and back: her colleague Ryn.
Nate is another human trapped in a world he does not know anything about. But wait; didn’t I just say that humans cannot live in that realm? Well, he is not exactly human as we will find out along the novel. He is a Halfling: someone from both sides – a human and someone from the faerie realm. He is strong and willing to find his mother, someone sincere and nice. Or not.
Ryn is doing everything he can to make Vi look like a loser. You might ask yourselves why that is, well he is so desperate to prove that the little girl is helpless because of the loss of his brother Reed – Vi’s best friend. He is driven by rage and hate, and he is always annoying you, but not until the very end of course.
Vi is supposed to take Nate back to his world, but on their way back something happens: they are attacked by Zen and his friend. They are tortured almost to death, but they find a way out. After this Vi is supposed to make Nate forget everything, but she just cannot do that. She finds herself soon enamoured by this beautiful human and spends a lot of her time with him. When she is getting suspended for a week from school you can imagine where she is all the time.
But soon the things are about to change. In a bad manner, because we are going to get a lot of gasps for air when the pieces of the cess table are being moved around. This is not a story for children, this is a story for people ready to believe that there is another world besides our, that we are truly protected by things we do not see. Alliances will be made with people that we never thought would be together and betrayal is still feeling like being home.
Happy readying everyone!
My rating: 4 /5 stars
I would have thought you’d pay more attention to your closest competition.”
“I would—if you were competition worth paying attention to.”