Review: The Faerie Prince by Rachel Morgan
The Faerie Prince
Packed with spine-tingling intrigue and swoonworthy romance, the plot thickens in this YA fantasy from Amazon bestselling author, Rachel Morgan...Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.
I may not have liked The Faerie Guardian that much because of the Nate phase but I now understand why it was necessary, even if it wasn't executed smoothly. Perhaps it was because Morgan felt that the Nate background/foundation was now laid then it was time to get the ball really rolling down the street.
And the ball did roll down the street in The Faerie Prince: Violet graduated at the top of he class (tied with Ryn)and she and Ryn finally got over the flirting phase disguised as rivalry. I knew Ryn was ultimately for Violet and I'm pretty happy with their relationship because it had a foundation and they knew each other inside and out. And because of that foundation they could trust, respect and grow.
Violet may be one of the top guardian trainees but her failing -the need to prove herself- pretty much doomed them all. I love kick-ass, intelligent heroines but they endear themselves to me when I discover that they have faults too (although I really hate whinging and stupidity - not that Violet had one of those characteristics).