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.
Violet must be one of the most fun characters to read about. She’s pretty tough, kicks A, and snarky. The books are written in first person present tense, so another thing I loved was how whimsical and funny Violet’s internal monologue is. Quite often, I found myself snickering out loud.
This series is slightly different from some of the other books I read, in that the main character is native to the fantasy world. I love how Rachel brought in amazing aspects of detail about the world of faeries. I wanna be a faerie now!
There’s quite a bit of action, suspense, and thriller. The series is actually split into 3 parts so far: Violet’s story (the synopsis is above), Calla’s story (the synopsis is below), and Emerson’s story, which will be releasing around April.
Calla Larkenwood wants nothing more than to be a guardian, but her overprotective mother has never allowed it. When circumstances change and Calla finally gets to join a Guild, she discovers guardian trainee life isn’t all she hoped it would be. Her classmates are distant, her mentor hates her, and keeping her Griffin Ability a secret is harder than she thought. Then an initiation game goes wrong, landing Calla with a magical ability she can’t control. She needs help—and the only way she can get it is by bargaining with the guy who just discovered her biggest secret.
Calla’s story, if possible, is even better. The themes get a whole lot more intense, and the action and suspense really piles on. I actually find Calla even more likeable and mature than Violet, and all I can say is that the series goes from good to amazing as you read on.
As for Emerson’s story, it hasn’t been released yet, but I promise you’ll get a review when it does. Or maybe, just maybe before the release date.