Thursday, January 15, 2015
Posted by Rhinoa at 11:10 AM
Format : Fiction, Fairy Tale, Teenage Fiction
Reason for Reading : To finish the trilogy
This is the third and final book in the series of dark fairies in our human world. I will do my best to describe it without spoiling the plot of the first two books. It is set at Elvesden Manor in the country following the continuing adventures of Tanya who has the ability to see fairies, Fabian and Rowan. Rowan has been part of a secret organisation trying to right the wrongs caused by fairies towards humans and it would seem that the organisation want her back and aren't quite as secret as they thought they were when members start to disappear. It also looks like an old enemy who vowed revenge on Rowan is back to make good on that promise.
This is a really fun yet dark trilogy and I really loved this final book. After not reading barely anything for two years, it was reading the first book in this series (The Thirteen Treasures) that rekindled my love of books and reading and I read it in one evening whilst travelling for work. The story telling is fast paced and it has a lovely mix of magic and reality throughout which I got swept up in. Even though the fairies in this series are far from the friendly, cuddly cherubs we often see, I still wish I could see and speak to them after reading these books.
If you like authors like Melissa Marr and Holly Black I definitely recommend this series. It's in a similar dark fairy tale vein and very engaging. There is a prequel called One Wish which I am going to get around to this year hopefully as well as some adult fiction that she has written.