Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Faerie Ring (ARC)


Title: The Faerie Ring


Author: Kiki Hamilton


Publisher: Tor Books


Pages: 348


Read Time: 3 Days


Tag Words: Fey Series, Faeries, Historical Fiction, Celtic mythology, Royals, Love Story, First in a series, Debut Author 2011


My Summary: 


Tiki is a pick-pocket during the reign of Queen Victoria, the same queen whose ring Tiki just lifted.

Times are tough, Tiki's ward has fallen ill and she was desperate, little does she know how much worse things will be now. She has stolen the queen's ring alright, the Faerie Queen's ring, and the land of the Fey is hot on her heels to steal it back.


My Review:


It must be a universal law, that the first book in a new Fey series must get off to a slow start by simply introducing readers to the vividly unique concept, the cast, and then that's it. Nothing much else happens between the pages, except redundancy.

Luckily, the second law is always that Faerie books must increase in awesome, therefor this is not a negative review.

I won't go so far as to say it's 100% positive, I think there are still things that could have been done to create a stronger first book, but I'm glad to have read this, and I'll be even happier still to delve into book two.

Go grab a copy! The next three books in this sure-to-be-smashing series will be highly anticipated and worth the wait now that book one is off the ground.

Notes on the Names:


Anyone else love that Tiki and Kiki are so similar? Adorable.


Thoughts on the Cover:


I love it much more when it is before me, rather than just looking at a picture. I've been trying to figure out what the design teams could do for the next three books to stay in keeping with the debut, and though I have ideas for color schemes, I still wonder about the overall product, and what they may look like...


Parental Book Review *spoilers*


Sexual Content: 


Mild.

Kissing.


Language: 


Mild/Moderate

H- 11
D- 8


Violence:


Moderate.

Good vs. Evil skirmishes


Other Notables:

Tiki's uncle was a drunk who had plans for her, so she left his household and ended up on the streets.

1 comment:

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This seems to be the thing with series beginnings...lots of set-up, with no arc to the story until book two. Not sure I like that. I think I need to read a few stand-alone books just to make up for that. :) I'm still looking forward to reading this one, but thanks for reviewing it honestly!