Review: The Faerie War by Rachel Morgan
Creepy Hollow #3
Genre: YA Paranormal, Faeries
Driven by action, suspense, and a strong heroine, this deliciously detailed, bestselling YA fantasy will keep you turning the pages right up until the epic conclusion...Violet Fairdale is in big trouble. Her home is gone, her beloved forest lies in ruins, the guy she gave her heart to has deserted her—and she doesn’t remember any of it. The powerful Lord Draven is taking over, brainwashing guardians into fighting for him. No one is safe from the evil spreading throughout the fae world.As alliances are forged between the remaining free fae, Vi struggles to reclaim her identity and figure out where she belongs in this new world. When someone from her past shows up, life gets even more complicated. He brings with him a long-forgotten weapon and an ancient prophecy that places Vi at the center of the fight against Draven. With the future of the fae world at stake, can Vi carry out the prophecy’s instructions before it’s too late?
Hell hath no fury like an ex-boyfriend scorned.
The Faerie War was perhaps the biggest form of revenge for a dumped boyfriend. Oh Violet, running away didn't solve anything. I understood why you had to do that. Heck, I'd also do that myself. But spontaneous decisions on something so grave don't always have happy results.
There were characters that disappeared somewhere down the story like Angelica and characters that pop out of nowhere like Tilly. Was it so that Violet won't be made more important than she really was by making Tilly the destined Star to wield the sword? But in the end, Tilly didn't matter anyway because it was because of Violet that Nate was stopped once and for all.
Ultimately, I love The Faerie War. It's the culmination of everything that happened since the first book - the actions, the decisions, the feelings - with nonstop action and that believable, one-of-the-best (and not over the top) romances in YA.