Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1) - A Review

Finally, a post NOT dealing with letters of the alphabet - I'm having a lot of fun on the A-Z Blogging tour, but it is exhausting.  I will be glad to be done, though I am meeting some great new people! :)

I wanted to share with you a review for one of my blogging friends' book, Rachel Morgan!

Title: Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1)
Author: Rachel Morgan
Publisher: Kindle
Publication Date: March 5, 2012

Genre: Fantasy

Plot: First, here is the summary of "Guardian (Creepy Hallow #1)" from Amazon -
1. Receive assignment.
2. Save a life.
3. Sleep.
4. Repeat.
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.

My first impression of the book - finally faeries that I like!  Ask anyone and they will tell you that I don't like Tinkerbell; she's evil and super annoying.  Right from the beginning the reader is thrown into the story and caught up in the action as Violet is performing one of her duties as a Guardian in training.  I was hooked!  There was no info-dump at the beginning of the story and the reader is thrown into the lives of the characters.  I love Violet's character; she's a very determined faerie and very brave!  Nate is adorable and I might have a book-crush on him after the little scene with the tree sprite. 

Romantic Element:  The love element in the story is definitely a forbidden attraction for Nate and Violet.  Just letting him see her is breaking one of the two main rules.  The forbidden relationship is a little rushed, but it is only a novelette and it's not like they are... wait, they do. :)  I won't ruin it for you.  I am very interested to see how the relationship develops in the second one!

Overall:  I am very excited to read the next one! (Which I will do as soon as this review is done) The world that Rachel has created sounds beautiful and I wouldn't mind spending some time there for a while... just minus the monsters.  It's a very vivid story and even though it isn't very long, the story will take you to a new place and expand your imagination.  The dialogue is very amusing!  Did I mention that Nate is hilarious? I do wish it was a little longer though, so we could have a little more to the story.  :)  I definitely recommend this book!!

Also, if you notice - I've added a new little thing to the side ------>  I joined Twitter!  I am now tweeting!  Mostly I am tweeting about writing and having no idea how to correctly use Twitter, but I'm learning.  I finally jumped on the bandwagon. :)  I'd love if you would follow me!  @kjmclaugh

13 comments:

  1. Sounds cool! I love books about fae. And yeah, I don't like Tinkerbell either, though I have to be careful saying that out loud around the house. Even though my daughter is no longer into Disney princesses and Disney fairies, I believe I'll still earn a stink eye from her if I say I don't like Tink. Heh. :)

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    1. Thank you, fellow Tinkerbell hater! :) My baby sister likes her, so I have to be careful for the stink eye too.

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  2. So glad you shared! I love the cover for this and I've been dying to read it! I've got to mark it for my next order! :)

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    1. I love her cover too! It's perfect for the story! You definitely have to read it. :)

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  3. Thank you so much for the great review!! And for posting it on Amazon! I'm really glad you like these faeries :-)

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  4. Good book review. I'm on Twitter, too, although I follow more than I tweet.

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  5. This looks interesting ....the way you have posted the review I am sure it's going to be very interesting in reading :)

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  6. I love the cover and the book sounds great. I'll have to get it sometime :)

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  7. I've never been a fan of faeries myself but I suppose I may have to look into this one:)

    Also, I definitely know what you mean about being exhausted with A to Z lol. I'll be glad to see the end of it, as much fun as it is.

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    1. I wasn't either, but I heard good things about it and these are not your ordinary, Disney faeries. They are much cooler. :) I will be very glad when A to Z is over. It's fun but way long.

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  8. Oooh, sounds great! Getting preoccupied daily with a letter for the a-z...but I guess I could be preoccupied with more mundane stuff!

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  9. I've been on Twitter for years and you probably already know more about it than I do. haha

    I loved GUARDIAN too, and have already bought #2 to start reading, but haven't started yet ;)

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