Review- The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 27th 2011 by Tor Teen / Macmillan
Age Group: YA
Challenge: Spooktacular Oct. Paranormal Reading Challenge
Source: Finished Copy from Tor Teen
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Summary (from Goodreads)
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.
Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.
Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…
|I had not read many books about faeries before this weekend. Then, in the past two days I read two and I absolutely loved both of them! I think I need to check out some more faerie books ASAP. Although, I must say, it will be very hard for another faerie book to live up to The Faerie Ring. I was so engrossed in this book that time ceased to exist for me while I was reading it. I didn’t even realize how much time had went by. I didn’t take a single break. That is how much I enjoyed this book.
Maybe it was because I didn’t know much about the fey before picking up this book, but I loved the descriptions about the two faerie courts. It made me want to read more faerie lore and legend. They seem like such interesting creatures.
Tiki was so cool! I loved her. I loved that she wanted to teach everyone to read and how caring she was. It’s so easy to see characters that have had a hard life come off as cold, but that was not Tiki at all! And if I said that I loved Tiki, then I need to come up with an even stronger word for Rieker. He was so loyal and kind and awesome, and just plain cool. It is safe to say I am a big fan of him. I’m actually a huge fan of all the characters. Even the secondary characters had such great detail and development to them, it was a pleasure to read about them.
I thought the idea of a ring holding such an important truce was so unique. I would love to see what such a magical item looks like up close. I kept trying to picture it in my head, and I kept changing what I thought it would look like. I’m also super curious to learn more about Tiki’s birthmark. I can’t wait to see how that is going to develop in future books.
I loved The Faerie Ring so much! It was one of my favorite 2011 releases, and I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next. It is going to be such an awesome series. It has favorite potential written all over it. Go read this book right now! Seriously, go.