Title: The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring #1)
Author: Kiki Hamilton
Release Date: September 27th, 2011 by Tor Teen / Macmillan
Read: January 5th, 2012
- The Faerie Ring
- The Torn Wing
- The Seven Year King
- The Faerie Queen
Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.
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…
What I thought:
I bought this for myself back in November, because I liked the looks of the cover, and I was hearing good reviews for it. I really loved reading this book, it was worth the purchase and I really can’t wait for the next one in the series.
I wasn’t sure at first how they would mix together, but Faeries and old London was a good choice. There was a map included, and I love when authors do that, it helps me visualize their adventures more.
I really liked the character of Tiki, seeing how she had to pick pocket for a life after her parents died, all while dealing with a stolen ring and Faeries that keep popping up. Rieker and Leo were also interesting characters, and they just kept me engaged with the book, not knowing what Rieker was really up to, and Prince Leo who was trying so hard to get the ring back for his family. The other support characters were interesting as well, pick pocket orphans who live with Tiki, helping each other so they can survive.
I would definitely recommend this to anyone who enjoys Faeries, a bit of 1870’s London, and of course adventure. A very good book for a debut author!!