Monday, August 26, 2013

ARC Review: Fairies in My Fireplace by R.L. Naquin

We first met the wonderful, charming and quirky wedding planner Zoey in Monster in My Closet, where she was dealing with a lot in her life. Not only did she and her business partner (and BFF) have to plan The Wedding of the year – Councilwoman Alma Dickson daughter was getting married – but Zoey got a visit from a Monster Closet; Maurice. And to make matters worse… An incubus is in town, hunting. His ultimate target? Zoey. But not until he’s gone after each and every woman close to Zoey.

In Pooka in My Pantry, Zoey got her hands full… again. A Pooka comes waltzing into Zoey’s house, acts like it’s a Hotel – and forgets to wear pants (o.O) A Leprechaun Mafia is in Town targeting everyone with a hint of Hidden Blood in them, creatures starts to come to Zoey for help, secrets is being spilled and Zoey’s worst nightmare comes into reality when she realizes her mother’s disappearance years ago wasn’t what anyone thought it was.

Now in Fairies in My Fireplace, Zoey is back, with all of her friends; Maurice – the Closet Monster who loves to cook and clean (and is really, really good at it – can’t you persuade him to come by my home Rachel? Pretty Please?), Andrew and Milo – Zoey’s good friend, herbalist and his little fox, Sara – Zoey’s BFF and business Partner, Iris – Zoey’s bodyguard and a skunkape, not to forget Riley – a Reaper and Zoey’s boyfriend. And how can I forget all the new ones? A yeti, Djinn, Merman and a Mothman!

Things are looking more dire this time. The Hidden(magical creatures) are being targeted, they are disappearing. Nobody knows why. Not even Bernice who is the head of the Hidden Board (well, the only one LEFT) knows what is happening. All they know is that Hidden from all over the US is disappearing, including the Aegis. (The Aegis is a…   well, kinda of a caretaker for the Hidden. It’s where all the Hidden go when they need help.) Right now, Zoey is the ONLY functioning Aegis in the ENTIRE US. Can you guess what happens? Yup. Every Hidden creature that needs help in one way or another finds their way to Zoey’s soon very crowded home. But where do the Aegis go for help when she is attacked and her friends are kidnapped? Time is running short and Zoey is desperate to find her friends before it’s too late.

 I fell in love with Rachel’s Monster Haven Series from the first book; Monster in My Closet. I fell even harder when I read the sequel; Pooka  in My Pantry. Having just finished the third book in the series; Fairies in My Fireplace… I’m finding myself utterly engulfed by this amazing tale. I’m addicted, and PROUD of it. Opening a book written by Rachel is like stepping into a world you know and love, and yet nothing is the same. Something new is always happening, something different, and Rachel is sooo damn good at delivering everything you wanted and what you didn’t know you were looking for.

I have no words to describe Fairies in My Fireplace. I loved it. It broke my f*cking heart, and I still wouldn’t want it any other way. Each and every time I open a Monster Haven Series Book, I’m getting a new, a wonderful and absolutely amazing adventure. Fairies in My Fireplace is no different than the rest of the series, although this one is more emotional, more heartbreaking than the previous two. I still love it. It made me cry, made me smile, made my heart jump and made me want to reach into the book and hug them all… it was an amazing read. I loved Monster in My Closet, I really did, Pooka in My Pantry made me so furious (on the bad guys), made me laugh out loud several times, and I loved it even more than Monster in My Closet, and now… Fairies in My Fireplace is even better than Monster in MY Closet and Pooka in My Pantry. Believe it or not. I loved every second of this book and couldn’t put it down.

If you haven’t read this series, then you’re seriously missing out on a wonderful, amazing, freaking awesome adventure – and you really should get yourself a copy… like NOW!

About the Author:

Rachel is the author of the urban fantasy Monster Haven series from Carina Press. She believes in magic, the power of love, good cheese, lucky socks, and putting things off until stress gets them done faster at the last minute. Her home is Disneyland, despite her current location in Kansas.

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