16 December 2011

The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring, #1)The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

More like 3.5 stars, actually.

*Sigh* I want to go to London. I need an adventure. 'The Faerie Ring' was just that - an adventure.

Tara Kathleen, aka Tiki, is a 16 year old street urchin who, while pretending to be a boy, pickpockets for a living. Having run away at the age of fourteen from her perverted uncle and his wife (as her own had passed away), Tiki was barely surviving until the day she met some other orphans who took her in and eventually became her family. The group survived on the thefts made by each member everyday, with Tiki bringing in the most.

One day, due to circumstances not in her control, Tiki ends up at, guess where? The Buckingham Palace! Seriously. She finds a ring that looks ridiculously expensive and being the thief that she is, Tiki couldn't resist stealing it. Here's where the story starts. This ring controlled a war that has been going on for centuries between the Fae & Mortals. Hence, the name 'Faerie Ring'.

I really enjoyed 'The Faerie Ring', it had this whole historic London with paranormal elements thrown in. While reading this book, for some reason I kept picturing the sets of Sherlock Holmes (yup, the one with Robert Downey) & Pirates of the Caribbean and I loved both the movies! Kiki Hamilton literally takes you through the streets of London and has written about living in the 1800's in a believable way.

Oh and it doesn't end there - throw in a prince & a pauper you've got your very own fairytale love triangle! Well, ok. Not really a triangle but I wanted it to be. I'm totally on Team Leo!

I liked reading The Faerie Ring and I was fond all the characters, even the small ones who're not really a major part of the plot, which is very rare for me because I usually just like the lead ones. However, that's probably why I'm giving the book only 3.5 stars. I liked all the characters but I didn't love any of them! I never got emotionally attached to anyone, not even Tiki. I guess while the book was good, it wasn't enough for me.

That being said, The Faerie Ring is still a pretty good young adult/paranormal book and I will be picking up the next one in the series!

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  1. I would love to go to London. But I didn't find this to be too much of an adventure. I found the book a bit slow and boring. I did like Reiker though. But I wonder why it took him so long to tell Tiki the truth about himself. Especially since she was suffering and starving and he had the money to help her. Well I won't read the next one.

  2. I am currently reading this book and so far so ok Im hoping it will go somewhere. But it had been an enjoyable read it makes me want to finally take a trip to London.

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