Book Review: The Faerie War (Creepy Hollow Book 3) by Rachel Morgan

Violet, Ryn, and the remaining fae team up after disaster strikes, fighting to survive, to fulfill an ancient prophecy, and to take down Draven. But with Creepy Hollow destroyed, an enchanted storm raging within the faerie paths, Lord Draven in rule, and Violet not even remembering who she is or anything that happened, will they able to stop Draven before it's too late?

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Title: The Faerie War
Book Number: Book 3 of TBA in Full Series, Book 3 of 3 in Violet's Story
Pages: 334
My Rating: 4 Stars
More Info: Goodreads


As much of a bookworm as I am, it’s still not often that I read two whole books in one day. But once I finished the second book in this series, I just had to keep going. And once I started this one, I just had to know how it would end! So my nocturnal, binge-reading mode activated, and there was no turning back. But anyway, as for why I liked the book so much that I had to activate my binge-read mode…

For one thing, even though a war was going on in this book, I loved that the story stayed tightly focused on Violet and Ryn rather than sacrificing character depth for the large scope.

I also really liked getting to see through Ryn’s perspective this time. Not only is he a favorite character of mine, I had never read about *SPOILER ALERT* an empath *END SPOILER ALERT* before, so that completely fascinated me, especially since I got to experience what it would feel like to have that ability through him. Then there was the added emotional turmoil that the situation with Violet and the potion she took created. I have to admit I did miss Ryn’s snarky side, but he made up for it by being brave and mature, taking a position of leadership and risking his life for others.

Something else I noticed was that this book had a lot of interesting concepts to think about. Maybe it was just me because I just think too much, but, between Ryn’s ability, Violet’s memory loss, the difference between Violet’s relationship with Nate and her relationship with Ryn, and everything else going on, I was loving the extra chances to be all introspective and philosophical.

“And I think the reason you’ve forgotten so much is because nothing in life is isolated. Everything is interlinked somehow. The things we care about are always mixed up with things we don’t care about.”

Overall, this book was action-packed, thought-provoking, and filled with lovable characters, magic, and, of course, faeries. It wasn’t the end of the full series, but it was a great ending to Violet’s story!


Book Blurb

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?

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  1. Bookworm Brandee

    Two books in one day? I’m not sure I’ve *ever* done that. But it says something about the story, the characters, the action. And I like that this one was so thought-provoking. I think a lot about books’ deeper meanings to. Whether or not I get that meaning ‘right’, it’s what the story said to me and I like that in a book. Yep, definitely going to be reading this series, Kristen. :D

    1. Kristen Burns

      Lol I think I’ve done it a couple time, but when you’ve got the time and the books are great, it’s like a bookworm’s dream! And yeah, I don’t think there is a right or wrong when it comes to deeper meanings or thought-provoking things. Everyone views books differently anyway, based on our own experiences :-)