by Kiki Hamilton
Book: Faerie Ring #2
Publisher: Fair Wind Books
Pub Date: Aug 9 2012
Genre: Fae, Young Adult
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A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation...
As an orphan who stole the Queen's ring - only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court - Tiki’s greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and those she loves, Tiki needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will she be brave enough to face the truth?
My Review: Tiki is just standing outside of her townhome. Since last time they are no longer worried about food or anything. Anyway Tiki is out standing in the storm hoping Toots has enough sense to get home soon. While waiting Fio comes out and they talk. They both feel something, like something bad may happen. Afterward Fio just goes back inside and Tiki waits a bit longer. Tiki looks down the street to see a carriage coming and then Rieker shows himself. He asks if everyone is okay, then mentions he has bad news. Larkin escaped. Before they can speak further, they are requested at the castle. They both arrive there to have the princes mention about Tiki's mark and about the queen recieving threats. After the talk they head back to the house. Rieker and Tiki talk in the study when a guest arrives. This guest turns out to be Larkin using her glamor. However she is there to help. She beings by telling whats going on with the fey world and that she knows how to stop Donegal. She explains about a stone that will roar for the rightful hier and will make the person in charge of fey. It turns out Tiki is the daughter of a king and that makes her the hier. Just as they were going to get more details, clara comes running in. She is upset because of Toots. He hasnt come back and says they took him. Tiki wonders if they really took him. So Reiker and Clara look outside, while Tiki goes back to the house to wait. Within a few days Toots has returned home and explains how some guys took him to be away from the storm and that he had fun hanging out with them. Now a new day Tiki is laying in bed and hears the two little kids outside her room. She calls them in and they tell her about the guest named Johnny. So Tiki rushes downstairs to see who he is and finds that its the same boy who stole her purse the other day. Tiki also notices that Fiona is blushing like crazy and holds a rose. Seems that Johnny fancy's himself some Fiona. They chat and have some breakfast, when Rieker arrives. Tiki gets out of her seat and goes to talk to Rieker. She tells about Johnny, and talks more about what he thinks about her being a fae, and is Larkin was telling the truth. They talk some more and then they go about their day. The following day Tiki, Fiona, Toots, and Clara all head for the crossing. Fi and Toots stay with Johnny, and Tiki and Clara head to the book store. After they leave the store, Tiki notices this guy watching them. Clara speaks up saying it's Dain, the guy who brought Toots home. Tiki walks up to him and has a talk with him before mentioning that he leave them all alone. Later that night Tiki tells Rieker about him, and Rieker slips out that he likes Tiki.(Yay!) Another day Tiki and Rieker are heading home and notice another carriage in the driveway. Its the prince, he comes up to them saying that Leo has been attacked. He's okay except for a cut that won't stop bleeding. After the talk, Tiki and Rieker continue to talk once the prince has left. They mention Larkin, and what do you know, Larkin shows up. After a quick chat, Tiki agrees to go and touch the stone. She can't stand having anyone she cares about be in danger. Larkin puts a glamour on her and on Rieker. They all set off and once at the otherworld, they must hurry. Once in the palace, the King notices Tiki. He calls her up and once she has the chance, she touches the stone. First off nothing happens, then the king gets angry. He has everyone go after Tiki, Rieker, and Larkin. However, the jester grabs Tiki and takes her to safety. He explains that he knows Rieker, he has been the one bringing him here. He also explains that Rieker knows how to come and go on his own now. Right now there isn't much talking they can do. Before he gets Tiki home, he reveals his true self. He is really Dain who looks alot like Rieker. Before Tiki could ask him anything he disappears. Now home, Tiki finds that she has been gone for six days, whats worse is that Rieker still hasn't shown up, and Larkin is a no show to. Right now everything is crazy, but to find out the ending you're gonna have to read the book (: