The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1)

The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1)

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by Rachel Morgan

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Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale has one job: protect humans from dangerous magical creatures. It's a job she's good at—until her latest assignment, a cute human guy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour, follows her into the fae realm. Now she's broken Guild law and risked her future as the top graduate of her class.

The last thing Vi wants

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Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale has one job: protect humans from dangerous magical creatures. It's a job she's good at—until her latest assignment, a cute human guy who can somehow see through her faerie glamour, follows her into the fae realm. Now she's broken Guild law and risked her future as the top graduate of her class.

The last thing Vi wants to do is spend any more time with the guy 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.

Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, danger and romance in this YA fantasy from bestselling author, Rachel Morgan.

**A 2014 Readers' Favorite GOLD MEDAL WINNER in YA Fantasy**

[Second edition published Feb 23, 2015.]

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The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 92 reviews.
craftymama More than 1 year ago
Wow! There are few books that I would recommend with such enthusiasm (almost to the point of harassment ;) ) as I would this one. The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan had me completely enchanted and I couldn't wait to read the next chapter! Rachel Morgan has created a world filled with magic, love and betrayal, monsters and faeries, humans and halflings, along with plenty of adventure to captivate any audience. Her characters are very well thought out and relatable. Her main character, Violet, is a 17 year old Faerie Guardian trainee. She must overcome many trials, both physical and emotional, to get to where she wants to be in life. I love that this book has love and romance in it, but that the romance isn't what the whole book is based upon. This book is full of plot twists and unexpected turns that will keep you turning pages to find out what happens next. Overall, this book is fabulous! I will highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading, no matter what genre they prefer, because this could cover many
SallySparrowSuperNerd More than 1 year ago
It has been three days since I started this book, and in those three days I have read two thirds of this trilogy. I was so ensnared by the story that when I finished this first book I waited all of five minutes before buying the second one. After I finished the second one it took a good half hour of arguing with myself (and one Facebook post) about not having the time to continue with this story right now before I bought the third book. Which I have already started and am now exerting vast amounts of willpower to write this review instead of reading. I guess you could say I am enjoying the story. It would be more accurate to say that I am completely consumed by this story. It has magic, action, adventure, intrigue, friendship, and romance - everything I could ever want in a book.  The protagonist, Violet, is a teenaged fairie in her final term of training to be a guardian, which is a sort of fae version of the FBI. While on a trainee assignment in the human realm she gets unwittingly involved in a multi-leveled political plot that is decades in the making. There is spying and spies, combat and battles, recon missions and rescue missions, all while Violet is living the life of the teenager that she is with school, boys, and a home life.  The Fairie Guardian - and the other two in the same series - is very well written. Violet is extremely likable and while I cannot see myself in her, she is the kind of person I wished to be while in high school. She is a fierce fighter, incredibly intelligent, and completely disregards the shallowness of the school social scene.  Explaining the many differences between the fae realm and our own human realm could be a daunting task for an author but Rachel Morgan handles this task with admirable skill. Even explaining Violet’s home life, her lack of parents, her unidentified pet, and all of the little things that are unique to fae life are done without obvious explanation to the reader. It is this cleverness in writing, along with the personable characters and an intriguing storyline that have me raving so much about this book.  I generally steer clear of YA books because they can be silly and simple, but other than the age of the main characters and the lack of explicit sex, I wouldn’t pigeonhole The Fairie Guardian in the YA section. It could easily hold its own in the fantasy and paranormal sections.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. It is all about Violet and how one little mistake can change everything. This book can be from 8th grade to any other age. The concept of Violet's world is eas to understand and you can really relate to the characters in the book. I highly recommend The Faerie Guardian to anyone with a feel of magic and yes, there is a bit of romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The romance between Nate and Vi is rushed waaaay to much. The mystery and premise is really interesting and well thought out but the romance is horribly written and makes the story fall flat.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
This is a great book and I think teenagers will absolutely love it! The characters, plot and world were well thought out. We meet Violet a faire guardian assigned to protect a "human" boy and magic happens. As an adult, I sometimes got a little bored with the relationship between Nate & Violet, but I think teen readers will be enthralled!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The explanation of the world in which Violet lives is but a mere scratch on the particular universe's surface. The reader receives very little about the universe, to the point of feeling as though the protagonist is on a need to know basis with her audience, which is a bit off-putting. Subplots become the main plot with a mere turn of the page and without warning. The main character shows little growth over the course of the novel, making her a difficult character with which to empathize. I understand that thid is a series, however, and that more may be explained within the following novels, but, unfortunately, I'm not convinced to read the others in hopes they will be better. While the book is certainly fast-paced, the suspense is contrived and throws the plot off here and there for the sheer purpose of suspense-mongering alone. This being said, if you are looking for a kind of fun, kind of mindless read after a long day - or after reading an entirely too mindful classic novel - this book is not a terrile place to find it, especially for free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm hooked and heading onwards through a wonderful series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series so much I spent four days finishing it-very exciting and the romance was awesome without being explicit or inappropriate Two thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it fell apart for me as soon as Nate and Violet are captured. First, they never question how their captors knew that Nate was in Creepy Hollow. Second, they sit there dialoging instead of trying to escape. While the story is richly inventive, the syllogistic progression is terribly flawed. I don't think I'll have the patience to continue reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot was ok, but a bit too high-schoolish for me. Felt author also went overboard on details in the plethora of fight scenes.
JBronder 3 months ago
Violet, Vi is a fae guardian in training. But on her last mission a human, Nate saw through her glamour and managed to follow her back to Creepy Hollow. Vi wants nothing to do with Nate but she is ordered to take him back to the human world and erase his memory. But this is not going to be a simple task. There are those that want Vi’s secret power and those that were friend that are now out to get her. Both Vi and Nate are going to go on one heck of an adventure. Vi is a 17 year old faerie in her fifth year of training. She plans on finishing at the top of her class just like her mother. Ryn seems to want to stop Vi at every turn and can be such a jerk. But I admit that I come to like him by the end of the story. There is way more to Nate than just him being human. Although he seemed a bit plain for me, Vi just is smitten with him. I admit that I’m not one that likes the insta-love in stories or love triangles. I have to say that was one thing that bothered me was Vi and Nates romance. Over all this is a great book. Almost everything was wrapped up by the end of the story but enough was left open to lead into the next book. If you like young adult paranormal stories, this book is one that you need to get. I received a The Faerie Guardian for free from Refracted Light Reviews in exchange for an honest review.
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megandbooks 7 months ago
This book was absolutely wonderful! I very much enjoyed it! Such vivid writing and relatable, three dimensional characters! It was very fast-paced and never had a dry moment; I was kept on my toes through the whole wild ride! Amazing, unique creatures and a new twist on faeries: colourful hair and eyes, magical guardian weapons, and faerie paths! And, of course, a super-hot nemesis by the name of Ryn. Oh yes. I definitely give this book all five stars! It was an instant favourite, and I cannot recommend it enough!
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MIA6718m More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to go one to the next!!!!!   Very well written.
JenBibi23 More than 1 year ago
I loved this first book of the series, so much in fact, that I'm going to read books 2 and 3 next. I received the first three in a set in exchange for an honest review and I'm so glad that I did. This series is not 100% predictable like some fairy books, and it feels fresh. The characters are lovable even with their flaws. I wish I could train to be a fairy guardian, but alas, I am not even a halfling, so I'll have to live through these books. I can't wait to see where it goes next and I love the extra chapters/scenes included in the set!
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susieread More than 1 year ago
You know how sometimes you hear great things about a book or series and you cant get past the first chapter.The author has to set up all the character and world building and hook the reader early on.Well this is great from the start. I had no problems diving into the story,The characters and the world being built here. I did not think once,Oh that is like LKH or some other Author's story. This is worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and highly imaginative, I couldn't put it down! I can't wait to continue with the next book of the series.
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This was a quick read that has a strong female lead, light YA romance, some very creative paranormal adventures, and an intriguing storyline that draws you right into the next book. I'd recommend this book for paranormal fans beyond just the YA classification.
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