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Fairies in My Fireplace (Monster Haven #3)

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A migration of mythical creatures has begun, and more and more of them are landing on Zoey Donovan's doorstep. As the only Aegis left in the country, it falls to her to protect the Hidden and keep them safe—and her house has become a sanctuary for water sprites, goblins, harpies, djinn and more.

Keeping track of her boarders is a full-time job, and Zoey's already got her ha
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Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published September 2nd 2013 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Elspeth
Find the full review with fun links at my MLE and my blog.

Warning: This review will contain spoilers.

First off I want to say that I am trying my hardest not to just squeeee and gush about this book. I will probably fail cause this book was just that good, I just want to point out that I am trying.
This series has easily become one of my top ten favorites, it's a series that I drop all other titles I am reading to pick up the new installment. Possibly to read the whole series again.
These books ma
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Celine
Sep 05, 2015 Celine rated it really liked it
Fairies in My Fireplace is the best book in the Monster Haven series so far. Naquin proves that she has developed from the cute fluff of Monster in My Closet and that she can write a wider emotional range.

Zoey is the last Aegis left, which means that every Hidden comes knocking on her door when they need help. Right now she has her hands full with a harpy on her roof and the goblin children in the living room, but just taking care of them is not enough. Something or someone is hunting the Hidde
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Marsha
Sep 03, 2013 Marsha rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adult Paranormal Mystery Lovers
I just love the world R. L. Naquin creates in her Monster Haven series. So many series lose their luster after the first or second book; however, this is not the case with this series. "Fairies in My Fireplace" is proof that this series just keeps getting better and better.

Zoey has been adjusting fairly well to her new life as Aegis, protector of monsters. However, when a large influx of monsters enters her home seeking asylum everyone knows that something wicked this way comes. Soon it is quite
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Larissa
Sep 02, 2013 Larissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*NO SPOILERS

Zoey is back! The Monster Haven series is so great and R.L. Naquin has created such a compelling and interesting world that I can't help to look forward to the next adventure.

On my Pooka In My Pantry review I mentioned how well balanced the lighter and darker side of these novels. That is specially true with Fairies in My Fireplace, where I found myself laughing and crying throughout the novel.

I love the Hidden Monsters R.L. Naquin has added to this incredible world and I utterly enj
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review Courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

Every time I open up a Monster Haven book I fall in love again with these quirky, loveable characters and this exciting crazy world. FAIRIES IN MY FIREPLACE comes with more fast paced action, humorous dialogue and dangerous new bad guys. Zoey continues to be a brilliant and hilarious heroine with a very questionable dress sense. Basically, she’s someone I would become fast friends with if she were real.

In FAIRIES IN MY FIRERPLACE, Zoey has a lot more on
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Kimber Wheaton
Sep 01, 2013 Kimber Wheaton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
*I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

When I read the synopsis of the book and saw the cover, there was no doubt in my mind that I was reading it. I haven't read the first two books in the Monster Haven series, but you can bet that I will after how much I enjoyed this one. Make me cry and I may remember a book for a little while; make me laugh repeatedly, and I'm a devoted fan for life. I love the whole premise behind the Monster Haven series. Fairies in My Firep
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Mandy Sickle
I received Fairies in My Fireplace in return for an honest review from the publisher Carina Press via Netgalley. This is the third installment in the Monster Haven series. Even though Zoey is learning to be a better Aegis she still has her moments when she loses her shields and is smothered by the Hidden around hers emotions. As a Aegis it is Zoey’s job to protect the Hidden but now they are showing up in waves with loved ones being kidnapped. As if finding the missing Hidden isn't enough she al ...more
Sabina Bundgaard
Aug 26, 2013 Sabina Bundgaard rated it it was amazing
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
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Vilia
Sep 02, 2013 Vilia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Review from Backchatting Books

I’m going to start this review by confessing that I’m biased. I love this series. It’s underlying sweetness radiates outwards and gives you the warm and fuzzies. Zoey Donovan is having a wee bit of trouble at home. The Hidden have invaded her house in large numbers with tales of friends and family that have gone missing. As Zoey’s the only Aegis left, they are looking to her for guidance and protection. Someone is hunting them and Zoey’s determined to put a stop to
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'd got up to 4 on this, and can I get a 'hell, yeah!' on the steamy reaper action!?! I've been thoroughlly enchanted by this series, and can't wait until they get book #4 on audio. I'm really excited about the series-long story that is still going on, and the individual book stories. It was nice to learn more about the hidden, and though it was bittersweet, I liked how 'real' the story played out. It wasn't all happiness, rainbows, and light... even in the world of fae and jinn and closet monst ...more
Maryellen
Sep 03, 2013 Maryellen rated it it was amazing
Cross posted to Amazon, spoilerish items ahead.

This series starts with Monster in my Closet - I'd bet Fairies could be read as a stand alone, but I'd recommend starting with the first book just because they're THAT GOOD.

This installment sees Zoey growing in confidence and ability as an Aegis, even as she's overwhelmed with all the baggage that comes with her role in life. Cool characters reappear, cool characters pass out of the story and new friends emerge and despite the sheer amount of world
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Cst
Feb 09, 2015 Cst rated it liked it
Unfortunately not as good as its predecessor, too many dropped balls let down an otherwise amusing book.

While the overarching plot proceeds nicely it is the actual book that has story problems. Too many situations are introduced and either forgotten or resolved in ways that disappoint. The plot suffers from too many threads that either have not connection to the narrative or simply go nowhere.
At one point there was a conflict introduced that I was sure was resolved in Book 2. Here it served as a
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Anne Odom
I'm still not happy with the lack of sensitivity regarding the situation with Sara's rape -- something that happened in book 1 that's still having repercussions for Sara, but that everyone else in the book seems to think is water under the bridge. Despite other parts of the book (and the series) that are good, this Sara thing has done me in. This will be the last of these books I read.

WHAT I LIKED
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- All the magical creatures were amazing and so much fun.
- I got to hate Alma some more
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Colleen
Apr 21, 2014 Colleen rated it really liked it
Fairies in my fireplace is the third book in the Monster Haven series. In the stories, Zoey Donovan has discovered that she is an "Aegis," a human who provides care and shelter for non-human beings ("the Hidden") in need, and is now learning all of the nuances of both her powers and responsibilities.

Fairies in my fireplace focuses on a gradual but noticeable influx of Hidden into Zoey's life, house, backyard, etc. Most of these Hidden seem to have separate and good reasons for being there, but t
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Monique Timberlake-brady
Jan 01, 2015 Monique Timberlake-brady rated it really liked it
As a previous reviewer said, every book in this series so far has been delightful, pure escapism! In fact, I have to admit, I cried a bit at the end of this one.

I'm looking forward to reading whatever else this author writes.
Jennifer
I was attracted to the first book in this series when it first came out because it sounded so original. Once I read it I was hooked and each succeeding book has cemented my love for this series. I think this was the best one yet. One reason I love it is that RL Naquin manages to blend lighthearted moments with really serious ones so effectively. I also love all of the characters, especially quirky Zoey, the heroine. Zoey, is an Aegis, or protector of the Hidden (which consists of pretty much any ...more
Emily
Dec 08, 2014 Emily rated it really liked it
I continue to enjoy this series a lot. I like the Zoey quite a bit and I think as urban fantasy, this series has some unique elements. Riley improved for me in this book because there was a little more focus on him and his personality has developed some. I also want to note that sometimes these books can be over-the-top cliched but in I way I enjoy. For example, at an important moment, a character answer a bad guy by saying "because I am the goddamn --------." I laughed at the drama and moved on ...more
Kitty
Apr 05, 2014 Kitty rated it liked it
Struggled with this one. I like this series, but the " We're such a big happy family" stuff is getting old. It drags a lot more than the others, and there are too many new characters. A lot of the lighthearted quirkiness is missing as well. It's making me think the series will die for me sooner rather than later. Too soon,Ms. Naquin. Way too soon to start being this tired and repetitive.Bring back the enthusiasm of the first book and short story.I did like the fact that it wasn't a complete vict ...more
Relina Skye
Aug 26, 2015 Relina Skye rated it it was amazing
"Fairies in My Fireplace" by R.L. Naquin is the third book in the Monster Haven series. Several months have passed since the end of the last novel. Zoey's status in the Hidden Community has skyrocketed. The Hidden are popping up hourly in her house. Something is out there kidnapping the Hidden from their homes. Can Zoey find out who is doing this and stop them before they take anyone else? Or will she be one of their next victims. Overall, this was a great addition to an amazing series. R.L. Naq ...more
MJ
Feb 19, 2015 MJ rated it really liked it
Nice story and follow up of the previous one. I laughed and I cried (one part, I cried a lot!).

The relationship between Riley and Zoey nicely developed, loved Darius and, of course, Maurice. The face-off with the big baddie though still has that "slam, bam, thank you ma'am" feel to it. Everything in the story culminates to that point and... poof... it's done in a few paragraphs. So for me, a bit too quick how the villain is dealt with.

Nevertheless, it is still a nice and freshly innovating story
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Ma
Sep 21, 2013 Ma rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this series. What's next?
Federica Laviano
Jan 27, 2016 Federica Laviano rated it it was amazing
Bello bello bello, sempre divertente, capace di rubarti una risata e al tempo stesso una lacrimuccia.
Zoey sta crescendo, sta prendendo consapevolezza del suo ruolo e confidenza coi suoi poteri, sperimentando e andando un po' a tentoni.
Consiglio veramente di dare una chance a questa serie se si ha un minimo di interesse per l'urban fantasy, dopotutto non ci sono melense scene d'amore o trombate ogni 3 x 2 (anzi, direi che siamo sul casto spinto ed era ora!!!), in compenso ci sono un sacco di most
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chucklesthescot
Seriously, the more I read in this series the more I love it! I'm so attached to all the characters and anxious for their wellbeing, which shows that the author is doing a great job of making you care about them and drawing you into their world.

Zoey is recovering from her bad luck Pooka and her run in with the Board but she and Maurice are suddenly being overwhelmed by the number of Hidden creatures that are coming to her for help. Her garden is like the tent city in a refugee disaster zone-thun
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Sarah
Zoey should be finding life easier now that she's no longer having to keep the Hidden a secret from her best friend Sara but with more and more of them coming to her for help every day she soon realises that something major is going on. Something that is effecting Hidden everywhere and Zoey is the only one left who can help them. She soon finds herself caught in a dangerous battle with enemies who are more powerful than she could ever have guessed. It's a good job she has her friends to support ...more
Paris
I really liked the way that the series seemed to get amped up in this book. There was always a little danger and a whole lot of fun, but the danger was intensified for this one, as were the laughs. I really love Zoey and her sidekicks. Maurice is the best closet monster ever and I really do wish I had one of my own. I could definitely use someone to cook and clean for me, two of my least favorite things.

A lot happened in this book in regards to Zoey and her legacy. We get some much needed answer
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Yolanda Sfetsos
Apr 16, 2014 Yolanda Sfetsos rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy, kindle
I really like this series, and since the next book is coming out real soon I thought it was time to read this one. :)

Zoey Donovan is an Aegis. Actually, the only one left because the others have disappeared. And now a bunch of Hidden have migrated to her house seeking shelter and protection. When several of them turn up injured, with tranq darts still attached, and missing loved ones, she realises something terrible is happening. Someone is hunting the Hidden, and when one of her own family memb
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LilyElement
Mar 13, 2014 LilyElement rated it really liked it
Zoey Donovan is an Aegis, she protects of all the beings that Humans don't know exist. Closet monsters, djinn, hell hounds, dragons, you name it she's probably met one or will in the future. Fairies in My Fireplace is book three in the series, and this time around Zoey's day job takes the back burner. Pretty much her full responsibility is helping the Hidden. Her abilities are growing, and I can't wait to see where it takes her in future books.

Hidden are going missing and Zoey is on the case. Wh
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Carrie
Sep 21, 2013 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a really fabulous read. It was filled to the brim with amazing characters, witty dialogue, and interesting story. There was even a little bit of romance thrown in, just to make sure it hit everything I love about paranormal reads. I haven't read any of the other Monster Haven books, but it didn't slow me down in the slightest. If anything, this book made me want to read more about all the great characters to see how th
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Melindeeloo
Sep 03, 2013 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This latest addition to Naquin's Monster Haven has humor, mystery, and peril along with some very touching moments, and it was stuffed to a merman's gills with a whole slew of lovable monsters as Zoey's home truly becomes a haven for monsters in need.

There are also a few nice moments with my favorite paramedic/reaper, Riley, and a thread dangling at the end of the action so there will definitely be another story - yay! I love Zoey, Andrew, Maurice, Riley and the rest of her 'crew'.

ETA - I went
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Clare dooley
SYNOPSIS:
" A migration of mythical creatures has begun, and more and more of them are landing on Zoey Donovan's doorstep. As the only Aegis left in the country, it falls to her to protect the Hidden and keep them safe—and her house has become a sanctuary for water sprites, goblins, harpies, djinn and more.

Keeping track of her boarders is a full-time job, and Zoey's already got her hands full trying to run her wedding planning business. Good thing she has a resident closet monster to keep her or
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