Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Review: The Torn Wing

The Torn Wing picks up where “The Fairy Ring” left off. Tiki and her family have moved in with Rieker, who goes missing for weeks at a time. One night, they are informed that the king of the Unseelie court, Donegal has hired an ancient creature to hunt down and kill Queen Victoria in his quest to conquer England. As the war escalates, Tiki is forced to learn more about her history and connection to the world of the Fey. 
The best thing about this book is that Kiki has given you just enough of a  back story that you know what happened in the first book without it becoming boring and redundant. She gives you the quick rundown and then takes off with the storyline that allows us to learn more about Tiki and Rieker’s pasts. After the truce has been shaken in the first book, you see the Unseelie court becoming more powerful and begin to take over. They even attempt to take the throne of England. 
I loved all of the action present in this book. Page one starts with the murder of the Seelie King and the drama keeps coming. I loved how dedicated Tiki is to her family and we are able to see her nurturing side in addition to her no nonsense, take charge attitude from the first book. A lot of information is revealed in this book that leads to shocking revelations that leave you reeling. I didn’t want to finish the book because I knew it would be too long until I could find out the rest of the story! As far as historical fiction goes, this is at the top of my must read pile and is the first title that I recommend to my students when they ask for a new book. 
(The Faerie Ring #2)

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