The Faerie Ring (The Faerie Ring #1)
Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring is a reservoir that holds a truce b...more
There is a little bit of everything in this novel. There's the historical aspect which is beautifully depicted! The not to glamorous streets of Victorian London and the oh-so-glamorous Royal Palace.... you feel like you're right there with Tiki. So, magnificent descriptions... check. Kiki did a great...more
The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton is one of my very favorite books of all time. I’ve read it a total of 4 times and I think the reason that The Faerie Ring stole my heart was that it literally transports me to another time and place. By this I mean the entire book is literally a Faerie Tale combined with a wonderful historical setting that is just so easy to get lost in-it's better than the bath salts that say "TAKE ME AWAY", for that it does! Enmeshing myself in The Faerie Ring is...more
Review by Kara Grant
My review: Faeries, Pickpockets, and Royalty…such differing characters who all want the same thing----The Faerie Ring!! Tiki is a 16 year old whose parents have died and left her in the care of her estranged relatives. When this arrangement does not work out, she finds herself in the slums of London taken in by an orphan family living on the streets. Soon after, she finds and takes in two more homeless kids who are hungry. These 5 kids must wor...more
The Faerie Ring is not about those circles of mushrooms found in your grass nor is it about fairies dancing about, no, it is about a real ring with a red fiery stone. Tiki is lost in an Oliver Twist-like existence, living with a rag tag group of orphans in Victorian times forced to pick the pockets of the wealthy in order to survive. She has recently turned sixteen and finds herself trying to steal bread from the royal household, but instead find herself almost caught and hi...more
Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Date Read: 2012, January 22nd-28th
Rating: 4/5 stars
Recommended to: 12+
Tiki is an orphan living in the slums of London. She takes care of the others - Toots, Shamus, Clara, Fiona; they're her family. When Tiki winds up in Buckingham Palace - and unknowingly steals a ring that belongs to the Queen - things get a little strange. Rieker, a very talented thief, pays Tiki more attention than is s...more
Tiki, a pickpocket living with four fellow orphans by Charing Cross railway station, is a brave, innovative, and kind person. She works hard to keep her and her "family" alive and is determined to get them better living conditions. I loved all of her fellow pickpockets. Clara, Toots, Shamus,...more
As is the case with many Fey novels, this first installment many prove to be the least exciting, it's sequels heating up the romance, bringing on the battles, and raising the stakes.
Book one was fair, but book two might prove to be fairer still, and you can bet I will be pining for it...more
More Victorian London, of which I canNOT get enough? Teen thieves instead of society girls who want to be anything but? A girl named TIKI? And faeries! No vampires, or werewolves, or demons but FAE. I have a feeling September 2011 will make this reader a very happy girl~
This review can be found at The Twins Read.
After finding out that one of her beloved friends is deeply ill, Tiki makes a resolution to steal a ring from the Crown (yes, that Crown), only to find out that the ring is the only thing that keeps the truce intact between the fey and the human world.
Tiki's heart is obviously too big for her. Not only does befriend two orphaned cousins, she also takes in a child who needs medications. If it were any other street children, they woul...more
The Faerie Ring is a story about a pickpocket named Tiki. To begin,her name is Tara Kathleen. The hard "T" that begins her name, added to the "K" and the long "e" of her name gives her her strange and somewhat unlikable (to me) nickname. Not hating on names if your name happens to be Tiki, but it's just not connectable in this story. But, no time wasting hating on a name. Actual rating: 3.5 stars
The writing of this story is easy to understand and somewhat witty at times that makes you smile...more
I absolutely loved the time period and the setting. I was introduced to an entirely new side of London. It wasn't the rich, popular crowd, but the abandoned misfits who are struggling to get by....more
WAIT! WAIT! OH, WAIT A MOMENT!
Okay, mum. Okay! Geez.
I think it is safe to say that I am in love with this book. I mean, come on. What's not to love? Sure, it-like every other books out there-has some flaws but I am more than willing to ignore those parts. Since they are so minor some may even not notice them.
Story is set in London, 1871. We all know that back then, people's status are actually very important (well,even now apparently)...more
I was really on the fence about deciding to read The Faerie Ring, too. The cover is just awful. The inside flap made it seem intriguing. I decided to go for it anyway, since it seemed like I was piling up a stack of...more
Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…
After reading the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, my expectations about fairy books became high. I was a bit hesitant to read this book, but the cover blew me away so I bought it. I'm glad that I did! The way the author described Kiki's world blew me away. I was deeply pulled inside her world. The streets of Victorian London , the Palace and the slums was told in great detail in Kiki's POV. It...more
Sixteen-year-old Tiki at first seems to be a hardened pickpocket and the leader of a ragged group of orphaned thieves, who are living in a rickety, abandoned clock maker’s shop. But as the story unfolds, it becomes clear that Tiki isn’t what she appears to be and the children she cares f...more
* ARC received from Tor|Forge Books
4 out of 5 gnomes
The Faerie Ring is a great read that's full of intrigue, mysteries, and characters with secrets and something to prove.
Tiki is not an ordinary pickpocket, she used to have a really good life but after the death of her parents and a scary living situation with her aunt, she ended up on the streets.
When we meet Tiki though she's really confident in what she does and has pretty much created a new family. She has banded togethe...more
Tiki is an amazing heroine. Head-strong, a thief not by nature but by skill, and someone who cares deeply for everyone she loves! She is so fiercely loyal to her rag-tag group of orphans she calls family; especially since she barely has enough for herself. She's clever and gets herself wound up in so much trouble, it was addicting reading about her getting out of i...more
I started the book with a bit of reluctance, to be completely honest. Thankfully I new I had a deadline otherwise I probably would have put off reading it just based on my assumptions of faeries. I was absolutely hooked from the moment I started reading. I kno...more
This book brings us a brave and innocent girl that fights to protect the ones she loves most.
Tiki is a former lady turned thief, though not by her choice. After her parents died she went to her aunt but there was something about her uncle, something in the way he gazed at her that made her uncomfortable so she had to run and the only life that accepted her and her only choice were the streets, where she meet friends for life, her family...
But when she steels a rin...more
Tiki despairs of being able to care for her family. Then, on the run from her latest pickpocket-gone-wrong, she finds herself in a carriage tha...more
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