Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Historical Fantasy
Length: 318 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: August 9, 2012
Stand Alone or Series: 2nd book in the Faerie Ring series
Rating: 3/5 stars
I read the Faerie Ring quite some time ago and really liked it. I immediately purchased this book on my kindle (yep it was a few years ago now) and am just finally getting around to reading it. This was an okay book. I enjoyed the historical London setting but thought the plot was incredibly predictable.
Tiki is recovering from the first book and enjoying living in a place where her and her small cobbled together family have warms beds and food to eat. Then the Seelie King is murdered and the fey start to seep over the boundary into London again. With the Queen’s life being threatened by the Unseelie King, Tiki is once again drawn into the affairs of the fey against her will.
While I still enjoyed the historical London setting I felt like this book was just incredibly predictable. The whole story just kind of felt like it was going through the motions.
I also thought Tiki was a bit annoying throughout. She is constantly trying to ignore the fact that the fey are seeping back into her life and that she has some responsibility to help deal with these world-changing issues. Instead she whines about her faerie mark and turns a blind eye to those around her; it was annoying.
There is a love triangle of sorts forming between Tiki and Reiker and another fae we meet. Not a huge fan of love triangles either.
I did enjoy the historical London setting and also really enjoyed getting to visit the different faerie courts and meet some more fae. Larken was by far the most interesting character in this series, she is much more complex and unpredictable than any of the “good” characters.
Overall this was an okay historical fantasy involving fae. I enjoyed the setting and the new aspects of faeries we’re introduced to. I didn’t enjoy the predictable plot or how annoying Tiki was throughout the story. By the end of the book I really just didn’t care much about the characters or the story. I don’t plan on reading the rest of this series.