Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fairies in My Fireplace (Monster Haven, #3)” as Want to Read:
Fairies in My Fireplace (Monster Haven, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fairies in My Fireplace

(Monster Haven #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  979 ratings  ·  78 reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 226 pages
Published September 2nd 2013 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2013)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fairies in My Fireplace, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fairies in My Fireplace

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.15  · 
Rating details
 ·  979 ratings  ·  78 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Fairies in My Fireplace (Monster Haven, #3)
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
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle-books
This might have broken me. :( Loved it though! Full review to come.

*Edited to add review*
I adore this series, it is so much fun with a huge cast of monsters and humans alike that are bound to make you laugh, make you smile, and steal your heart.

It's easy for it to get lost in the huge genre that is urban fantasy but this is one series that truly does need to be seen and read. It stands out with it's lighter moments, humor, friendship, and mystical creatures that sometimes steal the limelight as
Jun 17, 2015 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
Fairies is more of everything I've been enjoying about the Monster Haven series so far, light, fun, and engaging with all the characters we've come to love. If you've been reading Zoey's story up until now there's nothing in this third book that will disappoint you.

I'm not personally happy with how one of the end pieces played out, though I know it was done to try and keep you reading into the next book it felt contrived and unnecessary, that particular plot point could have played out either wa
Sabina Bundgaard
Aug 18, 2013 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
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
Apr 06, 2013 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
Aug 08, 2013 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
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
Kimber Wheaton
Aug 27, 2013 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
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Sep 03, 2013 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
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I'd got up to 4½♥ 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 mon ...more
Monique Timberlake-brady
Sep 07, 2014 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.
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love with this series. What's next? ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5/5. I didn't like this book as much as the others though it did have a good story. Things are starting to get a bit bogged down though by the end of this book things had decluttered a fair bit. I'm surprise that a character had been killed off considering that character had been in a part of the story since the very first book. I'm still planning to keep reading the series for now. ...more
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am too tearful and warmed simultaneously to properly review this one but, suffice to say, these books get better and better and more intricate as they go. And, let's face it, I don't really do proper reviews anyway. ...more
Charlene  Kaup
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful series!

Fabulous characters that follow through out the series and great plot twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I highly recommend this series and author.
Probably the one I enjoyed most so far. I like the Hidden universe!
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Fun Times with Zoey's Friends

Inveterate wedding planner by day and sole Aegis in the whole of the country by night...and day...and, well, every moment in between, Zoey Donovan is feeling the strain of the growing needs of the Hidden who are showing up at her door. The influx of magical, mystical, and beastly traffic has gotten so bad that even with the help of her closet monster Maurice and several other good friends of both the human and Hidden variety she's just barely squeaking
Oct 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Clare dooley
" 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
S. Whitaker
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fairies in my Fireplace, book three of the Monster Haven series by R.L. Naquin, is sheer supernatural fun. Naquin’s pace is quick, the dialogue witty, and the tone is light. Zoey Donovan is an aegis, a protector of the supernatural, of the Hidden (monsters and mythological creatures hidden from mortal eyes). As the novel opens her home becomes packed with supernatural creatures, running from an unseen evil, and as the book unfolds, the tension builds as a danger looms, in the form of the Collect ...more
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
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
Apr 21, 2014 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
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, 2013
UPDATE: I ended up coming back to this series and starting from the beginning. It is just as good, if not better the second time around. I still absolutely adore Zoey and while this ends on a bit of a bummer, it was still a great adventure. Diving right in for more!

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 thr
Maghon Thomas
I fanatically LOVE this series! It's wonderful and beautiful and full of fun magical creatures and extreme humor! Seriously! It's awesome! I love all the reoccurring characters and even the new ones that I hope we may one day see again! It's a magical ride of awesome! Yep, I'm going with that one as my quote, because there's nothing better that that. It's just that awesome! It's full of action, and fast paced mystery, and a supernatural world living right in ours, and the humans have no idea. Pl ...more
Feb 09, 2015 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
Yolanda Sfetsos
Sep 05, 2013 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
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Conspiracy (The Emperor's Edge, #4)
  • Adventures of a Vegan Vamp (Vegan Vamp, #1)
  • Fourth Rite (Lovin' the Coven #4)
  • A Meddle of Wizards (Fledgling Magic #1)
  • A Griffin for Christmas (Shifters for Christmas, #1)
  • Air (The Elementals #2)
  • Kin Selection (A Shifter’s Claim, #1)
  • Fire (The Elementals #1)
  • Virus Hunters 2 (Virus Hunters #2)
  • Virus Hunters 3 (Virus Hunters #3)
  • Discordia (The Elementals #0.5)
  • Water (The Elementals #3)
  • Firefighter Pegasus (Fire & Rescue Shifters, #2)
  • Wildfire Sea Dragon (Fire & Rescue Shifters: Wildfire Crew #3)
  • Weapons Training (Guild Hunter, #2.5)
  • Firefighter Unicorn (Fire & Rescue Shifters, #6)
  • Firefighter Griffin (Fire & Rescue Shifters, #3)
  • Firefighter Phoenix (Fire & Rescue Shifters, #7)
See similar books…
See top shelves…
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.
Be among the special peeps who get all the R.L. Naquin updates first by sign

Other books in the series

Monster Haven (6 books)
  • Monster in My Closet (Monster Haven, #1)
  • Pooka in My Pantry (Monster Haven, #2)
  • Golem in My Glovebox (Monster Haven, #4)
  • Demons in My Driveway (Monster Haven, #5)
  • Phoenix in My Fortune (Monster Haven, #6)

Related Articles

These twelve books are so consistently adored, they have become regulars month after month in our data of most popular and most read books on...
143 likes · 58 comments
“To be totally fair, I was impressed. It takes a lot of effort to have taste that bad.” 4 likes
“As frightening as he looked, he was probably something cuddly or harmless, like a werebunny or a flying spaghetti monster. Things in my world never seemed to turn out as they appeared.” 3 likes
More quotes…