THIS CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST BOOK
Goodreads Synopsis: Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.
Wow. I’m still in shock over the ending.
This picks up shortly after the events of the first book. Vi is having a difficult time getting over Nate, but she’s still determined to do well in school and graduate at the top of her class so she can visit the Seelie Court and find the things her mother hid. Vi and Ryn, who are trying to work on being friends, are partners in the final assignment before graduation. Their mission seems really easy, but ends up being the complete opposite once the Unseelie Queen and her sons come into the picture.
Then there’s the graduation ceremony, the Seelie court, then anonymous letters appear for Vi… There’s so many twists and turns and SO MUCH ACTION! A couple of things completely threw me off guard. That ending literally made my jaw drop. I had to re-read a part to make sure it really happened. Definitely make sure you have the third book handy if you read this!
Rachel Morgan is one of my favourite authors now. She’s an excellent storyteller and her details and imagery really suck you in and make you want more.
I really like Vi. She’s not a flat character, and she’s not perfect either. She made some really stupid decisions that resulted in terrible things happening that could have easily been avoided if she wasn’t so arrogant. Ryn is one of my favourite characters, I loved the chemistry and build up between him and Vi. While I was reading I kept screaming “Kiss already!” in my head. Haha.
Ah, so good. Must devour the third book now.