I wanted to share with you a review for one of my blogging friends' book, Rachel Morgan!
Author: Rachel Morgan
Publication Date: March 5, 2012
Plot: First, here is the summary of "Guardian (Creepy Hallow #1)" from Amazon -
1. Receive assignment.
2. Save a life.
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.
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!