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Buddy Read: The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan
Series: Creepy Hollow, #1
Genre: Paranormal | Fantasy
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: ebook, 324 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on October 17th 2012 by Rachel Morgan
Rachel Morgan: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

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.

We didn’t want to stop buddy reading books with Ruby, so we decided to pick another one up! This one has been both of our TBRs forever and we decided it was time. I got The faerie Guardian ages ago because someone in bookstagram was going on and on how much they loved it but I was a little hesitant because of the human love interest. You can read Ruby’s review here.

“Creepy Hollow?” He snorts. “Like Sleepy Hollow?”
“No, like Creepy Hollow. It has nothing to do with sleeping.”

This book didn’t really get interesting to be until like halfway through, so I’m happy we buddy read it. If it had been just me, I would’ve probably given up. I like taking notes while reading and I had like five noteworthy through this whole book and most I can’t even talk about because spoilers.

Violet is kickass and I loved how she always had comebacks to whatever insult Ryn threw at her. I felt bad for her for all the people she has lost and how she didn’t want to go through the pain of loosing someone again, so she just decided not to befriend people anymore.

“You guys dated, didn’t you?”
“Are you insane? Not even if the continuation of our kind depended on it would I be tempted to do something so awful.”

I had no problem with her human love interest but I just didn’t get Nate or what Violet saw in him? He’s cute, sure but I found him pretty plain and I don’t understand why he didn’t talk what was going on with him.

All in all I liked this book but I also found it predictable. I hope to see more Violet/ Ryn dynamics in next book if I decide to pick it up. The Faerie Guardian did make me want to pick more books featuring faeries.

3 stars
You can find Ruby in her: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

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