So… was I the only one who thought the Creepy Hollow series was over? I was pleasantly surprised to find out it wasn’t though and of course couldn’t resist continuing.
The thing is, now the series is about a teenage Calla, Ryn’s little sister, and I had a hard time adjusting to her. Being so desperate to fit in with the “mean girl” that she was willing to break into someone’s house as some sort of initiation did nothing to endear her to me. I just can’t relate to characters like that. However, she was pretty spunky, I’ll give her that, and she earned some points near the end of the book with her determination and willpower to keep fighting even when everything seemed hopeless. So I can see myself liking her more, I just need to get to know her better. (Update: She did get a lot more mature and likeable as the series went on!)
Chase, the love interest, however, was someone I took a liking to right away, with his clever and amusing yet also sincere personality. He was kind of a tortured hero (which I love because I’m cliche like that) but with less brooding. And “cool, tattooed vigilante faerie” is definitely the best character description ever :-P
I also enjoyed that Ryn and Violet had a good presence in the book, but not an overbearing one since it wasn’t their story.
As for the plot, the writing, and everything else, it kept my attention and kept me guessing, but that ending was the twist to end all twists! WHAT?! I should have remembered Rachel Morgan’s crazy twist skills from her other books.
Overall, this wasn’t my favorite book in the series, but I still look forward to the next book and seeing how things pan out for Calla, Chase, and the whole faery realm!
Fans of Books 1-3 in Rachel Morgan's Creepy Hollow series. Anyone who likes action-packed YA urban fantasy with faeries, lovable, kickass characters, and just enough emotion to make you feel invested!
More Books in the Series:
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.
Join beloved characters and new heroes as the bestselling Creepy Hollow series continues.
Book Author: Rachel Morgan
Publisher: Self Published
Series: Creepy Hollow
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
My Rating: 3.5
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series, Part of a Spin-Off Series