Monday, October 28, 2013

The Faerie War Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway



Synopsis:
The fate of the fae world is in her hands ...

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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My Review!
What a conclusion! This series has quickly become one of my favorites, and possibly my favorite books about the fey. The Faerie War was a wonderfully detailed book, with amazing characters, tough choices, and a love that can survive anything. 

At the start of the book, I pretty much had no clue what was going on. I'd forgotten everything that happened in the ending of The Faerie Prince, so I went back to that to familiarize myself with where this novel started. And as with the first two books, I was hooked.

I loved these two characters, Violet and Ryn. In the first book, they're enemies, in the second book their feelings are developing from friendship to romantic, and in the third book, they have some trouble. Trouble as in Violet took a Forget Me potion and now doesn't remember ANYTHING about her life. Except her name and age. Her memories are gone, locked away in the recesses of her mind, and she can't find them. And a month after The Destruction of Creepy Hollow, Violet is living with Reptiscillas, the creatures she used to hunt down as a guardian. While there, Violet makes friends, tries to regain her memory, and realizes that it's her fault Draven is still alive. Though, she definitely shouldn't be shouldering the full blame for that one. However, she does need to shoulder the blame for her not remembering anything, because she took the potion herself. No one made her do it, and Violet hates that she can't even remember what made her so devastated that she just wanted to forget it.

"You wanted to forget everything, Violet. And you know what that says to me? You wanted to forget me too."
Poor Ryn. He finds Violet only to realize she's lost her memory of him and doesn't even remember how she feels about him. And Ryn knows how she felt about him, because he can feel other people's emotions. It's his special talent. I liked the character development that Ryn went through during the series. From arrogance and cruelty to kindness and determination to save the woman he loves. I think he's had the most growth, and it never felt forced or ingenuine. It always felt true and real. Just like his and Violet's relationship, which has taken a huge blow after the forget me potion incident. I enjoyed watching them find each other again, even with all of the confusion and desperation. 
"It was about growing up together. It was about knowing your fears and dreams. It was about forgiveness  It was about making you laugh and being there when you cried. It was about knowing that even if we lived for centuries, I'd never get tired of having you by my side." -Ryn
Because of her love for Ryn, Violet was able to take back her memories. And now many things are clear. Like, why she did it and what happened with Draven. He's still out there, and he will stop at nothing to have the whole world, the fey and human ones combined, in the palm of his hands. And he has the power to do it, to bring on that kind of devastation and destruction. He's already done it to all of the Guilds and to Creepy Hollow, but the fey must band together to stop him from laying waste to the rest of the world. 

The Faerie War was filled with action and suspense. That underlying desperation and determination never slowed down, not even when the plot and the conversations between the characters did. I loved watching Ryn and Violet fall in love again. And I liked that the plot wasn't so full of action scenes that it forgot about its characters. While there's obviously that looming good vs. evil war, the relationships and bonds all these characters form was awesome to see. I thought the action leading up to the climax and to the final battle against Draven were well-written, and I thought they were just the right amount. It didn't get over too fast or too slow. The descriptions and imagery were so very well-detailed, and I felt like I was there right along with Violet, Ryn, Filigree, and all the rest. 

I really, really loved this series! 

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Author Bio:
Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn't for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults. When she isn't writing, she's reading (duh!), catching up on addictive TV series, and baking things that almost always include chocolate.

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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for being part of the blog tour and taking the time to review The Faerie War!

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    1. You're so welcome, Rachel! I love this series. :)

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