*I received an ecopy of this book from the author. This has in no way influenced my review.*
This was an enjoyable little addition to the Creepy Hollow series. It had a story all of its own though about characters who have been very minor in the overall series (to be honest I didn’t even remember who Raven was), so you don’t need to have read the rest of the series to enjoy this. The only thing that might be a problem is understanding the world and some of the magic, like the Faerie Paths they travel through, but even that probably wouldn’t be that much of a problem.
Raven was a likeable, relatable character, Flint was sweet, and I liked their forbidden romance. It was also fun getting to see a different side of the Creepy Hollow world since all the main books have been about Guardians and battles and saving the world and whatnot whereas this was about fashion and clothes-casting magic and high society (or rather, a girl who lived in high society but didn’t feel like she fit in with it). And there was still a bit of action and mystery in the plot, though it stayed uncomplicated since the book was more focused on the romance and Raven kind of coming into her own instead of following in her parents’ footsteps.
Honestly my only “issue” is that I’m just not much of a novella person. I like to read whole series about the same characters, so a novella just isn’t enough for me. But if you do like novellas, or if you just love the Creepy Hollow world and want to see another side of it or get to know more about one of the minor characters, this was still an enjoyable and well-written story that I can recommend!
Anyone looking for a quick, light read about faeries, forbidden romance, and fashion!
More Books in the Series:
The glittering magic of high society faerie life, with a hint of forbidden romance …
When design student Raven Rosewood, daughter of high society fae, is almost killed in an explosion, her parents insist on assigning a bodyguard to protect her at all times. Raven agrees, but only if she can choose the guard.
Flint’s life couldn’t be more different from that of his employers. He doesn’t agree with their extravagant ways, but he’s admired their daughter Raven since he first met her. When asked to guard her more closely after her life is threatened, Flint is happy to take on the assignment.
Despite the gulf between their stations in life, Raven and Flint can’t help growing close to one another. As the pressure of Raven’s final fashion show builds, along with the threat of her parents discovering her relationship with a guard, Raven and Flint must decide whether their differences will push them apart or bring them closer together.
Raven is a companion story to the bestselling YA fantasy Creepy Hollow series. While it is best enjoyed in conjunction with the rest of the series, it is a standalone story that can be read on its own.