Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring #1)

The Faerie Ring
Kiki Hamilton
343 pages
Released: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Tor Teen
Source: library

You can read the Goodreads summary here.

I was sucked in right away when I started The Faerie Ring, which is a delightful little tale about a girl named Tiki who makes a living on the streets as a pickpocket along with a small ragtag group of friends  she considers family.  Together they live in an abandoned clock shop.  When Tiki accidentally finds her way into Buckingham Palace, she pilfers a unique ring to hawk for some money, but little does she know it's an important ring calling a truce between the mortal and faerie world.

Kiki Hamilton creates a charming little world in The Faerie Ring, which takes place in 1870s London.  It was interesting to go back in time through The Faerie Ring and read about the royals in Buckingham Palace and the grand parties they threw, as well as to take a look at the region and the no-so-rich who inhabited it.

Tiki was, by far, the best part of this book.  She was spunky and independent and even though she had a love interest or two in the novel, she did not rely on a male to save her whatsoever.  More than her spunk and independence, however, I loved her love for family.  Tiki really teaches us that you don't have to be biologically related to be family and family important no matter what.

Of course, the plot on the whole was fantastic and is what kept me reading as it moved along at a fast clip.  It was great learning about the faerie and their ring and how that impacted the human world.  It was a wild goose chase between Tiki "finding" the ring and having to get it back to its rightful owners and I'm looking forward to learning more about it in the next book, The Broken Wing, which was released this past August.

Four stars!  The Faerie Ring is a delightfully charming, light read that all fans of fantasy and fairy should enjoy.  Also, if you're a fan of Oliver Twist you'll enjoy that novel's presence in The Faerie Ring and the parallels between the two.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the review! I've been looking for a new faerie book and heard about this only recently. Your review makes me want to read it for sure now :) Thanks!


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