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Review of Scarlett (A Creepy Hollow Story) by Rachel Morgan

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This was a welcome surprise release from Rachel Morgan and a companion story to the Creepy Hollow series.

Horrified for nearly killing her boyfriend when her dormant magic awakens, Beth flees to the fae realm to find sanctuary with her siren mother. But unfortunately she’s cast out again from the community when they realised her deadly powers cannot be controlled. Beth is then rescued by a group of witches who offered to help her, but will they be able to and at what cost …?

It was actually nice to get the backstory on one of the secondary characters in the series. Even though the story was short, it didn’t lack any of the trademark brilliance of Rachel Morgan. The story line had an easy flow, with events and twists following non-stop. Beth had me rooted for her and I had empathy for this strong, magical creature that faced and overcome the one challenge after the other. The book is spoiler free even though there were brief appearance from three characters.

I’m now even more eager to read A Faerie’s Curse (Creepy Hollow Book 6) where Scarlett will apparently play a bigger role.


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Review of The Trouble with Flirting (The Trouble Series Book 2) by Rachel Morgan

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This is the second book in the Trouble series, but it can be read as a stand alone even though it contains some minor spoilers of the previous book.


Alivia (Livi) Howard enters her first year of university (in South Africa) with plans to join the popular crowd and perhaps get hooked up with a hot new boyfriend while leaving the nerd-label behind. But all this wasn’t as she expected.

I started off with Rachel Morgan’s fantasy series (Creepy Hollow), fell in love with her writing and creative mind and decided to try out her romance novels. I wasn’t disappointed! And I must confess The Trouble with Flirting is my favourite of this series. A swoon-worthy contemporary romance with many comical and cheerful moments.

The main character can come across as a bit shallow, but it fits well with the story line of redefining oneself and the road to personal discovery and happiness. There was some really funny situations and the innocence of a first love was beautifully captured (and adorable).


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The suggested reading order for the Trouble Series, is:
–  The Trouble with Flying – click here
–  The Trouble with Flirting – featured in this review
–  The Trouble with Faking – click here

A Review of A Faerie’s Revenge (Creepy Hollow Book 5) by Rachel Morgan

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Yes, I’m a big fan of Rachel Morgan’s work, and the Creepy Hollow series probably sell itself, but I thought let me close off with book 5 before moving on to other book reviews.

And it seems I’m not the only one feeling that way so I’ll reiterate what Cassandra at The Bookish Crypt stated: “This series is electrifying”.

In the second instalment of Calla’s story, Calla is being accused of a crime she didn’t commit and need to save the Guild from a magical and deadly disease while searching for the real criminal. The plot is well thought out and creative as expected from this author, the action fast and exhilarating which will have you cheering and supporting this guardian trainee while she struggles to do the right thing. Other than physical challenges, Calla would also have to deal with some emotional matters.

If you’ve read the previous books, I presume you do not need the extra recommendation and push to get your copy today.

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Review of A Faerie’s Secret (Creepy Hollow Book 4) by Rachel Morgan

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Step into the life of Calla Larkenwood who’s ultimate dream is to become a guardian. As if the pressure to keep her magical ability a secret and the challenges in class are not enough, she obtained a new uncontrollable magical ability during an Underground initiation game.

Calla comes across as a determined and strong character. The book has a great plot with lots of unexpected developments and twists. Another crippling and action-packed story with an ending full of impact. The best and my favourite of the series so far and highly recommended.


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Calla’s story continues in book 5…




Review of The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow Book 1) including Book 2 & 3 by Rachel Morgan

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The Faerie Guardian (Creepy Hollow Book 1)


Book one started with seventeen-year-old Violet Fairdale, a Faerie Guardian trainee close to graduation. Faerie Guardians have certain Guild laws to uphold while protecting humans from dangerous magical creatures. On her most recent assignment, Violet’s troubles and adventures started when a human followed her into the fae realm.

Expect lots of action and a little bit of romance. The main characters are well developed and credible, there’s a great plot and the setting was very creative and relates well to the theme of the book. It just ended too soon!

What a great start to the Creepy Hollow series, and I really liked this book. There’s too many favourite parts to highlight any specific one.

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I can also recommend Creepy Hollow book 2 and 3 which is the complete set of Violet’s story.

The fast-paced intrigue and love triangle continue in Book 2, The Faerie Prince. The Unseelie Prince becomes nearly unstoppable, there’s abductions, murders, and enchanted storms which for sure provides an engaging and creative plot. Another amazing experience with Violet and her friends in Creepy Hollow.

I don’t want to give too much away with book 3, The Faerie War, if you haven’t read the first 2 books yet, but Lord Draven is becoming more powerful while building an army of guardians by brainwashing them. Life is getting more complicated for our strong heroine, Violet, but perhaps a long-forgotten prophecy and weapon could protect Creepy Hollow from the evil Lord Draven. Again an excellent book full of twists and turns which will keep you reading non-stop till the very last page!



And if you didn’t get enough of Violet, you can go back and read short clips of some of her earlier assignments as a guardian trainee in An A to Z of Creepy Hollow Fae.


Luckily for us there’s more from Rachel Morgan! But the review on A Faerie’s Secret (Creepy Hollow Book 4) is for another day. And yes, it’s even better than the previous 3 books! I promise.


PS: The author also wrote a few romance novels. Sweet first loves and swoon worthy!

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