I love this series more than I love rainy days and cups of tea (seriously, it’s wonderful).
I first read the Creepy Hollow series a year ago and since then have met the author *cries 37 happy tears* and reread the books 4 (5?) times each. It’s SO GOOD and frankly, I NEED MORE PEOPLE TO BE OBSESSED WITH IT.
So, here is the link to get book 1 free (that’s right: FREE!). If you’re thinking ‘what’s it about?‘ Don’t worry: I’M GOING TO TELL YOU RIGHT NOW with a review! (more accurately, I’m going to give you the blurb, and spend the rest of the time flailing.)
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.
Violet is such a tough, sassy heroine and so easy to like. Realistic reactions to magic. I love, love, love books that depict characters being wary of magic (because it seems so much more realistic to me than someone just diving into a magical world with no concerns or questions).
Character feuds!! I know they’re predictable sometimes, but I’m still more than willing to invest my time (and heart) into a well executed feud – especially when said feud is with a well developed, well motivated character like Oryn – Ryn – who (don’t hate me) I absolutely adore (even though he’s a bit of a jerk).
Fighting and blood and magic and injuries and dark, evil creatures. (#SignMeUp)
The ending (oh my goodness, I WASN’T PREPARED. And you probably won’t be either.)