(Creepy Hollow #3)
by Rachel Morgan
Release Date: May 25, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Faeries
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First a very tiny little recap and summary of the series so far. Keeping it spoiler free for those that haven't had the pleasure of reading the first book yet.
Violet is a fae and guardian in training. When sent on an assignment to protect a human, Nate, Violet breaks all the rules when she accidentally returns to the fae world with him. Violet gets suspended from school and continues to see Nate in secret which is forbidden since he is human.
Violet's suspension is over and back to work she goes. Violet continues to kick butt and defend humans. She also heads back to school. I loved getting more into the world building of Violet's classes and the very nifty training scenarios and equipment. Also loved more Ryn, her sarcastic, funny, and highly entertaining competitive classmate who she continues to argue with. Their scenes are gold but no worries, absolutely no love triangle blooming here. It's all snark and hate but still so much fun. I am still hoping to learn more and more about Ryn as the series progresses. Violet tries to learn more about Nate's past and her parents while also continuing to hide her relationship with Nate. There were some interesting discoveries but I am still so curious about what exactly happened to her parents and why she is so determined to finish first in her class which she is now worried about since she missed a week during suspension.
Nate is still an adorable favorite of mine. His humor is always spot on but he was a bit reserved and weird during this book. All the info about his mom that just came out threw him more than he is letting on. Violet wants answers so she decides to try to track down whoever put the little whammy spell on Nate in the last book. What she discovers is an even bigger conspiracy. And later an even bigger shock. As the title suggests there is a traitor and it isn't who you would expect. *Gasp* Now I am really dying for the next one. This series continues to be quick but fun little episodes of romance, action, and humor. I am keeping it short and sweet just like the novelette but they are just the right size to be able to squeeze them into your reading schedule. Also I am loving the covers! All so pretty!
"Didn't your mother teach you it's rude not to wear clothes in public?"
"What, you mean this?" Ryn points to his naked chest. "I'll have you know there are a least ten females in this hall who find my lack of clothing highly attractive."
"Well, fortunately for both of us, I'm not one of them."
Nate grins. "I don't know. Do you usually break branches while making out with guys."
"I feel...like I'm radiating magic out of every pore."
"Awesome. Shall we see how many more branches we can bring down?"
~ Creepy Hollow Series ~