Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton
This story has it all: adventure, history, fantasy, romance -- and the promise of more of the magic to come. I loved the alternate world that Kiki Hamilton created, Victorian England with Faeries. And the family of orphans living on the streets seemed part Oliver Twist, part The Invention of Hugo Cabret (aren't they in an old watchmaker's too? Maybe the same one?!) Loved the mixed meanings of faerie rings. Plus there's the mystery of what the birthmark on Tiki's wrist means. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed my dip into Tiki's world, and look forward to another Victorian romp as soon as I can get my hands on the second book in the series.
I'd like to thank Tor for sending this copy of the book, and for providing a sound alternative for me to give my granddaughters, to show them that there is good reading to be found that doesn't involve sparkly vampires.