A Faerie’s Curse by Rachel Morgan – Creepy Hollow Book 6

27 June 2016

As faithful followers of this blog will know, I love this series. I reviewed the previous books in the past and was absolutely hooked! (See post Book 1-3 and Book 4 and Book 5)I have eagerly awaited this 6th book A Faerie’s Curse,  the conclusion to Calla and Chase’s story. Once again Miss Morgan delivers a riveting tale, packed with adventure, fantasy, suspense, and great romantic tension to keep me hooked on this amazing series!

 

BookA Faerie's Curse

A witch’s curse. A world-ending prophecy. A daring rescue mission. Don’t miss the heart-pounding finale to Calla’s story!

On the run from the Guild of Guardians, Calla Larkenwood and her team of fellow outlaws plan a daring rescue operation into the Seelie Court itself. As if that isn’t enough to keep them busy, the power-hungry Princess Angelica has begun preparations for a horrifying prophesied spell that will forever change both the magic and non-magic realms.

When Calla is blindsided by an unspeakable tragedy before the rescue can be carried out, she struggles to remain focused on her mission. She believes she’s reached her lowest point—until a witch reveals the final blow: she has cursed Calla’s magic. With time running out, can Calla save the one she loves and stop the prophecy from being carried out before the curse claims her life?

Review

This book picks up right where book 5 left off, and Chase is locked away in the Seelie Court prison. Calla and the team are working on an elaborate plan to free Chase, whilst it seems that Calla’s whole family is falling to pieces. She receives blow after blow, and must muster up tremendous amounts of strength to fulfil the whole plan and save the people she loves.

When I first met Calla in book 4, it took me some time to really like her. I was used to the strong, no nonsense Violet who could do just about anything. Calla seemed such a delicate, sweet, naive little girl. And that is the appeal of getting to know Calla. Her whole life she was protected from everyone and everything as she faced such a trauma as a young child. Now she is free to be the real Calla, and throughout the 3 books she discovers more and more that she is not this frail little girl that needs protecting. She is this determined, strong, stubborn young lady, willing to do what is necessary. Yes she gets afraid, and when has her moments of weakness, but that makes her very real. She isn’t perfect, making her thus a perfect heroine in this 3-book continuation. Her struggles, her growth and her choices gives the reader something to connect with and ultimately identify themselves with. I have truly learned to love Calla, for the fierce, strong, loyal, imperfect character that she is.

Chase has gone been a remarkable person. Being the villain in the first section of this series, to becoming the hero of the conclusion. He is the hope we look for in life, the chance at redemption, that second chance, that we all so desperately want, and he went out there, and took it, and boy did he turn it around. It is amazing to see that he has spent all of his days making up for all the wrong that he caused. He is such a loveable character, and one of my personal favourites.

This 6th book gave us readers a lot of suspense, a lot of fantasy, and a nice romantic conclusion to Calla and Chase’s story. I admit to feeling a pang in my chest when ending the book. I have felt very invested in this series, and feel like I said goodbye to some dear friends of mine. It is always sad to say goodbye to a favourite. Luckily we have the knowledge that we can pick them up whenever we miss them just too much!

About the Author

rachel morgan

 

Rachel Morgan is a South African author who spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her–after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults and those young at heart.

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