The Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

About the book:

Seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale has one job: protect humans from dangerous magical creatures

It’s a job she’s good at—until her latest assignment, the cute human guy whose life she just saved, follows her into the fae realm.

This is against faerie law, meaning Vi’s future at the Guild of Guardians is now at stake. The last thing she wants to do is spend more time with the guy who got her into this mess, but the Guild requires that she return Nate to his home and make him forget everything he’s discovered of the fae realm.

Easy, right?

Not when you factor in evil faeries, long-lost family members, and inconvenient feelings of the romantic kind. Vi is about to find herself tangled up in a dangerous plot—and it’ll take all her training to get out alive.

Cover of Rachel Morgan's The Faerie Guardian

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Review by Katy Haye:

This was another fabulous chance find. It took some fairly well-worn tropes: faeries, supernatural school, fae protecting humans, and wove them into something new and refreshing. Violet was fabulous, a kickass and delightfully witty heroine.

The relationships were depicted in a deft and convincing manner. Nothing was too glib and Vi is clearly going to have to work if she wants a happy ending (I’m shipping her, but there are no guarantees it’s going to work out the way I want!).

There were plenty of twists and turns and I was pleased when things didn’t end up the way they’d seemed they might at the start. I always like being taken satisfactorily by surprise, and The Faerie Guardian undermined my expectations in the best way.

Highly recommended!

Katy Haye writes speculative YA fiction. Katy’s The Clockwork War, set in an alternate, war-torn 1840s England with a mechanical genius for a heroine, a dastardly duke and a hero who isn’t at all as he appears, is the first novel in her complete steampunk series.


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