I recently finished listening to The Faerie Guardian, Creepy Hollow Series #1, by Rachel Morgan. I purchased this book from Audible.com.
This was the first book that I have read or listened to from this author. I devour a lot of YA fantasy, so I often approach a new series with fear that it will be too predictable or chock full of cliches. I’ll admit, after hearing the first few chapters, I really thought this story was headed down that road. The plot felt a little slow in the beginning, though I really liked the world that the story was set in, enough so that it held my interest.
I hate spoilers, so I’m not going to give anything away here. But, about midway through, there’s a plot twist in the book that I totally wasn’t expecting. From that point on, the pace picked up and I got pulled deeper into the story, left wondering what was going to happen next.
I really liked that the main character, Violet, was a tough girl. She had experienced a lot of loss despite her young age, but she wasn’t a withering flower looking for sympathy. There are interesting developments with one of the characters that seemed most annoying to her, and as everything unravels you get to see that the history between this person and Violet runs deep.
I would recommend giving this series a try.