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
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Book Number: Book 3 (Creepy Hollow), Book 3 (Violet's Story)
Pages: 334
My Rating: 4 Stars
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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!

 

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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. 😀

    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 🙂

  2. Anonymous

    Actually, BTW even I think way too much like you. I just keep thinking how else could things have turned out . Oh and I thought you might want to know a book series. The Exiles by Hilary McKay. its sorta young but its based on 4 bookworm sisters and well, I think you might be a bookworm like me. 🙂