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First Impression: Pretty
Synopsis: Orphaned and picking pockets in London’s Charing Cross station to support not only herself, but her ‘family’ of orphans, sixteen year-old Tiki steals the Queen’s ring and thinks she’s solved their problems. That is, until Rieker, a pickpocket from the North End, suspects her in the theft and tells her that the ring is really a reservoir that holds a truce between the British and Faerie courts.
When he warns her that the fey will do anything, including murder, to recover the ring, Tiki is unsure whether to believe him or not. To complicate matters, Rieker seems to know something about the unusual birthmark on Tiki’s wrist. But when Tiki and her family are threatened the game changes.
200 words (or less) review: The fact that this story is set in London during Queen Victoria’s reign is one of the best things about it. Kiki Hamilton’s description of London and Tiki’s life is really well done. You have no problem imagining the world you’ve stepped in. I know London well so for me it just enhanced the whole adventure.
Adventure is what this is. It’s fun, exciting and daring. Tiki is a great heroine, her ‘family’ and Rieker are well written. Personally I would have liked more to read about Shamus, Fiona & company and fingers crossed they will play a bigger part in book two.
I’m always a bit apprehensive about reading books from a series, what if the next one isn’t as good? I don’t believe that will be a problem this time, however The Faerie Ring works great as a standalone so you can always stop after book one knowing you’ve read a great story with a satisfying ending.