As faithful followers of this blog will know, I love this series. I reviewed the previous books in the past and was absolutely hooked! (See post Book 1-3 and Book 4)When book 5 A Faerie’s Revenge dropped into my mailbox, I stopped my current reading project and got straight onto this book. As always Miss Morgan delivered outstanding adventure, and had me sucked in from page 1!
Still reeling from a shocking revelation, guardian trainee Calla Larkenwood finds the threads of her world unraveling further when she’s accused of a horrifying crime she didn’t commit: A deadly magical disease has entered the Guild, threatening to wipe out every guardian—and someone is intent on framing Calla for it. With the Guild Council focusing their investigation on her instead of searching for the real criminal, Calla watches her dream of becoming a guardian rapidly slipping away. Time is running out, and as the lines between good and bad, right and wrong, begin to blur, whom can she turn to for help?
This book picks right back of where we left in book 4. Calla just found out Chase is Draven, and her world has come falling down.
Chase disappears the moment his identity is revealed, leaving Calla heartbroken, and without her possibly closest friend.
The odds seem to be working against Calla, as she is framed for a crime she didn’t’ commit, and she is forced into hiding. The Guild is after her, and she isn’t sure who she can trust.
On the run for her freedom, and possibly her life, she is saved by whom other than Chase of course, bringing her face to face with all the pent up emotions she has been carrying around since she first found out.
Their journey to try and uncover Calla’s innocence, and protect the Faerie Realm take them on an adventure of a lifetime. I was literally on the edge of my chair throughout the whole book.
When I first truly got to know Calla in book 4 I wasn’t quite sure what to make of her. At first she seemed to be a lot softer, less spunky and less adventurous than Violet. As the 4th book progresses, you see she is indeed different to Violet, but you can’t help but admire and grow attached to her. Book 5 gives you a whole new look at Calla. She is much more complex than you would first ever expect. She has this soft, dainty quality that makes you maybe not take her too seriously at first, but once you see what she keeps well hidden, you see a completely different Calla. She is feisty, brave, loyal and courageous. She won’t tolerate you messing around with her! I loved getting to know all of these aspects of her, and I can’t say Violet is my favourite anymore after getting to know Calla so well.
Chase is also a very complex character. He is living with the weight of the world on his shoulders, constantly reminded of all the bad he has caused in the past. He is trying desperately to right the wrongs he caused, yet realizes he will never be able to do that.
His feelings for Calla run deep, but he also understands there will never be a chance for them. He vowed never to lie to her, and as she also knows the truth, how can she ever look at him and see just Chase?
I loved this book. This was a fast-paced action adventure with a good dose of romance. I loved the main characters, and a return of all the favourites from the past books. I would love to see this series make it to the big screen, as I think it would be a HUGE success!
Once again Miss Morgan has delivered an epic installment of the Creepy Hollow series, one I have grown very, very attached to. I must also add to that, that I have read all of Miss Morgan’s books, and each and every one is a great read! I love that she can give you great YA contemp romance as well as amazing fantasy romance. I must conclude that Miss Morgan is a very gifted writer, and I am a huge fan! I hope I will not have to wait too long for book 6!
About 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.