Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review- The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring #1) by Kiki Hamilton

Title: The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring #1)
Author: Kiki Hamilton
Published: September 27th 2011 by Tor Teen / Macmillan

Book Description:
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.

My Thoughts:
              Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…

                   After reading the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, my expectations about fairy books became high. I was a bit hesitant to read this book, but the cover blew me away so I bought it. I'm glad that I did! The way the author described Kiki's world blew me away. I was deeply pulled inside her world. The streets of Victorian London , the Palace and the slums was told in great detail in Kiki's POV. It was like being with Tiki, as she navigates her way to the streets of London, stealing , running and being with her orphan friends. The story was brilliantly written. I was really impressed with Kiki Hamilton.
               The story revolves around Kiki, a 16year old orphan and a pick-pocketter. She stole the Queen's ring which holds a treaty between the mortal and fey world, so hell breaks loose. I love Kiki, I like how strong and independent her character is. Reiker is a fellow orphan, who also pick-pockets but there is more than meets the eye. Reiker's character is so mysterious. I was curious about him throughout the story. Then, Leopold who is the Queen's son, he was well... a gorgeous prince. The story had a lot of twists and turns, you will be on the edge of your seat.
Overall, this book is a great read! I never regret buying it. I recommend this book to people who loves history, romance, mystery, orphans and adventure. I was excited because this book is a series, I simply can't get enough of this book. 
I give this book 4 whales.

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