Blurb: Guardian trainee Violet Fairdale is just weeks away from one of the most important occasions of her life: graduation. After messing up big time by bringing a human into the fae realm, Vi needs to step up her game and forget about Nate if she hopes to graduate as the top guardian of her year. Everything would be fine if she wasn’t forced to partner with Ryn, her ex-friend, ex-enemy, current ‘sort of friend’. They might be trying to patch up their relationship, but does she really want to spend a week undercover with him for their final assignment? On top of that, the possibly insane Unseelie Prince is still on the loose, free to ‘collect’ as many specially talented faeries as he can find—and Vi is still at the top of his list. Add in faerie queens, enchanted storms, complicated not-just-friends feelings, and a murder within the Guild itself, and graduation is about to become the least of Vi’s problems.
My favorite one in this series so far! I love how they go from enemies to friends in this book. The best part of this story is the way it happens. It happens in slow, bite sized chunks that gave me a chance to adjust to this new dynamic. They truly hated each other in the last book and I didn’t think they were gonna be able to move past it.
Its not all easy and quick, they back-slide a few times. I love how the struggle to make their friendship work is shown; how they manage to compromise in important situations. It’s seems to be a big part of their characters development. And in focusing on that, we get to see how it all interconnects to the rest of their interactions with the rest of the characters. The writing just had a great flow to it and was super easy to relate to.
The characters are very self-aware in this story and are not afraid to confront each other and argue. I think that’s one of my favorite things. The not being afraid to argue, it’s needed in order to deal and move past the issue. It’s also important for closure. The only thing I will say about the end was I was a bit disappointed in Vi and Ryn with how they handled things. I get that it takes work to trust and be there for each other, but it was too soon to do what they did IMO. Made for a great climax though. I can honestly say I was not expecting that.
This is my third read through and it hasn’t gotten old for me. And bonus, I just found out that there are more books in this series! It’s not over like I thought!