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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Review: Labyrinth by Rachel Morgan

Labyrinth by Rachel Morgan
Pages: 70
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Creepy Hollow #2

Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale has officially been suspended for bringing a human into the fae realm. No assignments, no training, and goodbye to that position at the top of the class. While this sucks, it at least allows her time to secretly keep visiting Nate, the human boy who caused her suspension in the first place. It’s not the wisest move to continue breaking Guild Law, but no one’s going to find out. And Nate is worth the risk, isn’t he?

To prevent herself from going into assignment withdrawal, Vi throws herself into investigating Nate’s real mother, Angelica, a woman who seems to be mysteriously connected to the world of the fae. Nate’s never given her much thought, but that was before an insane faerie abducted him in order to blackmail Angelica out of hiding. Now Nate wants answers, and Vi’s got the perfect ability to help him.
This is the second little novelette in the Creepy Hollow series, which I read in quick succession after I finished the first one, Guardian. They're so short, that reading the both of them together made it almost one full book. That's my biggest 'problem' with this series, is that the individual installments are too short to actually sate my reading appetite. Just as I finally start falling into the reading groove, and get into the characters, the story would end! I wanted more details about where they were, what they needed to do, and definitely more details about the Violet being a Guardian.

That being said, I did enjoy this novelette, and the series in general. I think the reason why is because I read both books one right after the other so in my head it all became one story. I did like the characterization as Labyrinth progressed, I feel like we got to see much more of Violet's and especially Nate's personality. There is also some crazy stuff going on, that I don't want to spoil, but I really want to know what will happen! I'll be reading the next one, for sure, and if I'm not mistaken this will have several more novella installations. So I guess that's good.

Overall, I wasn't emotionally invested in this book, or very much with the characters, but it was an entertaining read, and a very quick one. It was something to read late at night, and a nice take on the faeries. There's really not much else I can say about Labyrinth, other than, if it seems like something you'll like, I say you should definitely read it. It's so short, that even if you end up not liking it, you won't have wasted much of your time. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

Memorable Quotes
I put my hands on my hips. “What’s wrong with the way I look?”
“Come on, Vi,” he says, keeping his voice low. “You just need to add your boots and you’re like the forest version of Lara Croft.”
“Excuse me? Lara who?”
“I mean, it’s really sexy and everything.” He pulls me closer and slips his arms around my waist. “But it’s not exactly the way I’d want you to meet my mom.”
* * *
I angle my head down and peer up at him through my lashes in what I hope is an alluring manner. I have zero experience in this area though, so it’s possible I look like a total moron.
* * *
The bathroom door swings open and Nate walks out. He’s toweling his damp hair and wearing nothing but a pair of boxers.
Crap. I should have left this for a more appropriately clothed time of day.
Want to read the book yourself? Check out the links below!

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Other books in the series:
Book #1- Guardian
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