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The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1)
     

The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1)

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by Rachel Morgan
 

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Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, action and romance ...
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

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Enter a hidden world of magic, mystery, action and romance ...
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.

Perfect for fans of The Mortal InstrumentsThe Iron Fey, and Graceling.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940153343051
Publisher:
Rachel Morgan
Publication date:
10/17/2012
Series:
Creepy Hollow , #1
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,565
File size:
724 KB

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Meet the Author

Rachel Morgan is a South African author who spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart. She is the author of the bestselling Creepy Hollow series, and the lighthearted contemporary romance Trouble series.

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The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 101 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.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great reading
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Anonymous 8 months ago
Fae or faerie with all the feelings and needs of the growing and changing young adult.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Excellent thoroughly enjoyed it.this book was great fun it has all the emotions I loved it.cant wait to read the rest of this series.trying to figure out how to get rest of series.
Diane_K More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by Rachel Morgan and it was a good read. I would classify it definitely has young adult. It is the story of Vi and Ren Faerie Guardians as well as Nat who is from the human world. Faerie Guardians spend their lives protecting those that need to be protected from evil. Vi and Ren are in their last years of training. Nat was one of Vi's assignments. It was supposed to be a simple assignment but never say simple - things got way out of hand and thus began a path that had lots of twists and turns and evil always lurking in the background. I found the characters to be real with cockiness, faults, and intelligence. The story takes place for the most part in the faerie world and the world is described in wonderful detail by Ms. Morgan. The reader can visualize everything that is happening. I am looking forward to reading the next book, The Faerie Prince>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Overall, I was surprised by how much I liked this book. Morgan introduces a whole new world with a lot of strange quirks, so there is a lot of time spent explaining the "rules" of this world; however, the majority of the explanation is woven in with the story, so it worked. What I liked: -It's a great start to a series. I want to find out what happens next (although the end does kind of just leave you hanging). -Ryn. I think he's probably one of the best and most interesting characters so far. I would love to see him grow and develop more. It did take a bit to get to know his character, but I liked that he wasn't just a stereotypical classroom bully. -Vi. She's surprisingly relatable. She makes a lot of really stupid mistakes, but the choices she makes are understandable. A 17 year old girl with no parents won't have it all together. It's refreshing to see a heroine who doesn't always do everything flawlessly. -The plot twists. I'll leave it at saying that there is a big curveball about half way through the book. I feel like that's the point where I really got hooked. -Overall, it was a light and entertaining read. What I didn't like -Nate and Vi- their relationship felt so rushed. And for being so level-headed, Vi sure made some bad choices when it came to him. -The beginning was slow. It took about half of the book for me to really get into it. Much of the first half was spent in world development, but there could be more plot points in there to make it more attention-grabbing. -The ending was, in my opinion, way too abrupt. I was a little surprised that it was the end, and was a little disappointed that some of the plot lines were left just kind of hanging there. I'm assuming they'll all be wrapped up in later books (I hope), but it was just a bit of an awkward end. Overall, I would recommend this book for those who like light, clean fantasy. Mixed with a modern element, this story is a fresh new take on creatures that you have seen portrayed in many ways. A solid 4 stars, with the hope that future books continue to expand on the characters and answer all the questions we're left with.
Gothmother More than 1 year ago
Loved the series. Entertaining, always the best with Rachel's books. Just love the author. Read the series, you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sucked me in and didn't let go. Want the next book! RECOMMENDED!!!!
tammyd123 More than 1 year ago
who knew that saving the world and falling in love could cause so much trouble follow violet as her journey begins .an adventure you don't want to miss and continues to keep you drawn in through the whole series I recommend this and all the series to readers as a can't miss journey to save the future and find true love
JBronder More than 1 year 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
megandbooks More than 1 year 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!