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A Faerie's Secret

(Creepy Hollow #4)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  1,950 ratings  ·  206 reviews
Calla Larkenwood wants nothing more than to be a guardian, but her overprotective mother has never allowed it. When circumstances change and Calla finally gets to join a Guild, she discovers guardian trainee life isn’t all she hoped it would be. Her classmates are distant, her mentor hates her, and keeping her Griffin Ability a secret is harder than she thought. Then an in ...more
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Published June 16th 2015 by Smashwords Edition (first published June 4th 2015)
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Rachel Morgan No, Vi and Ryn are side characters. The main character is Calla, Ryn's younger sister.…moreNo, Vi and Ryn are side characters. The main character is Calla, Ryn's younger sister.(less)
Norah Una Sumner I recommend reading the first three books because you'll get to know the world of Creepy Hollow much better. Also, main characters from the original t…moreI recommend reading the first three books because you'll get to know the world of Creepy Hollow much better. Also, main characters from the original trilogy are now side characters in this one. But Calla also appears in the original trilogy as a little kid since she's male protagonist's sister. I honestly love the original trilogy, and the first book is free on Amazon so you can check it out.(less)

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Ben Alderson
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Norah Una Sumner
This series will be the death of me.

Let me tell you a few things about this book:
--Calla is one bad-ass lady.Her life is not easy but when she wants something she does everything get it and works hard to accomplish her goals.
--The book becomes fast-paced after about 50 pages,just like the previous three books.
--There's some amazing action.A lot of amazing action,to be honest.Who doesn't like reading about awesome lady kicking everyone's ass?And,well,occasionally getting her ass kicked,haha.(▰˘◡˘
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG The ending! I kind of thought that was what was going to happen but I have so many questions as to how?!?! And it's kind of weird! (view spoiler)
Loved seeing Ryn and Vi together again!
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, fantasy
This book starts a new arc with mostly new characters though they are related to to the first arc. Ryn and Vi are now background characters. It also seems a reset as Calla, Ryn's younger sister joins the guild. I don't find Calla as a compelling a character as Vi but it's still a good read. ...more
Can I just say that I love that the Creepy Hollow series is not finished? It’s always bittersweet leaving a world behind when finishing a series, and I thought when reading The Faerie War (Creepy Hollow Book #3) that that was the last new adventure I’d have with Violet and Ryn in the world of Creepy Hollow. Thankfully, not so. Or not completely anyway. A Faerie’s Secret picks up almost a decade after the fall of Draven, but while Vi, Ryn and some other familiar faces make some cameos, this time ...more
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy
Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was a great, fast-paced, roller coaster of a ride…with a sudden stop at the end that left me dazed, confused and hoping that Ms. Morgan gets the next book out in record time!! I loved this series when, in the first 3 books, Violet was the kick-butt hero. And, honestly, I wondered how I’d like a new main character…but, good news…I loved her!! Calla’s is fierce, smart and sassy, and I know that her story will be a non-stop adventure. Bring it on!!

It felt like being home…reading about Cre
[edit 5/12/19: After several months I've decided that I'm going to stop with this series here and not read the next one. It's not a bad series, but I just don't have any desire to know what happens next. I keep looking at it on my TBR and going 'maybe I'll read it next month' and I'm trying to get better about dropping series since my TBR is so long]

It has been soooo long since I read book 3 that it definitely took me while to remember the background info for this series. It helps that this book
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
*Copy provided in exchange for honest review*
"Just because I've seen the palette of dark colors doesn't mean I have to paint the rest of my world that way."
I have waited so long to be able to review this, and the time has come!
This is the fourth book in this incredible series and it takes place 10 years after the last book. The main character is now Calla, instead of Violet.
I am so glad to say that it's still action packed and even more intriguing than the others. Rachel has become one of my abs
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:

I've missed the magical realm of Creepy Hollow, but it is a place that once visited, you could never forget. The setting is a place full of wonderment, beautiful bright colors, and fantastical creatures. The fae are who lie at the heart of this series. Specifically, guardians, those that go through rigorous, lengthy, and extensive training to serve and protect.

Calla wants to be a faerie guardian more than anything else. Her father use to be one, and her older half brother, Ryn, is o
Jan 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's always a little scary, leaving the familiar characters of a series behind and continuing with a new adventure in the same world with new stars. What if those characters aren't as great as the ones I grew attached to? What if I don't like this adventure as much as the previous one? What if I'll just be missing the previous books?

Well, in this case there was absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Calla is an amazing leading lady and it didn't take long before we had a connection. For some reason
Cassie C
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review to come!

Update 9/26/15:

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I don't even know where to begin with this book because it was simply such an amazing read! Fast-paced, fun, and filled to the brim with exciting adventures, I never wanted this book to end. It was so nice to be back in Creepy Hollow, seeing old favorites return, and (kind of) new characters finding a new place in my heart. It's not secret that I love this series, and Ms. Morgan does a fantastic job at bridging the ori
Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: on-the-blog
I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The fourth novel to the Creepy Hollow series pretty much made me realize that there were actually some loose ends left untied in the third book – I'm not sure if I mentioned it felt like an almost abrupt ending (I probably did).

Anyways, A Faerie's Secret is set approximately ten years after the events in The Faerie War. Rachel introduces us to a
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Calla Larkenwood thought she only had to keep her Griffin Ability a secret, but other secrets threaten to turn her life upside down in Rachel Morgan's A Faerie's Secret. Although not quite as kick-butt as her brother's wife Vi, Calla has her moments and will do anything in her power to help, even use her special gift when she's not supposed to. I found it refreshing to have a main character be naive and positive, even to a fault. It says a lot about Calla, especially since her past was not all s ...more
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
wellllll shiiiiiit.
I did NOT see that ending coming. Note, you can totally pick up here as a "beginning" of the series, but you will get so much more enjoyment and shock if you read Creepy Hollow books 1-3.

I was worried going into this that I would miss Rin and Violet too much to enjoy Calla's story, but I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't as interested in Calla's life and soaked up every morsel of Rin/Vi time, but this is Calla's story completely. We get a Star crossed romance along with ma
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
This book or how to crush you in one single last word... I NEED the next book NOW
Maria Elena | _mkarys
I found this first book of the second trilogy more engaging than the first book of Violet's story, which is saying something. The mystery is interesting, Calla has her secrets, the mysterious vigilante tattoo artist, that we later learn to be called Chase, has his secrets and it all leads up to a very interesting plot and a very, very very shocking revelation at the end that kept me up half an hour after reading the final chapters in bed. I wish I knew how to write a sentence that makes sense ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.75 Stars ***

If you would like to see all my thoughts on this book, be sure to check out the review on my blog:

But here is a snippet and overview of what I thought:

Overall, I was blown away by this book. It was a great start to the new story line but also a really great continuation of the series! The writing was fantastic and just really sucked me into the world. I loved that this book was just as filled with action and some swoon worthy moments. I really enj
Mylissa Demeyere
Sep 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
As I already said, I loved the first three books! I f I didn’t mention it before, this would be such a great saga to adapt into film. The action is amazing, the world that is created in these books exceeds your wildest imagination. Fans of the Hunger Games, the Divergent books, or even the Harry Potter books will love these ones!

This book has a slightly different feel to the first three. Calla is not Violet. She is not as forceful and brutal as Violet, but more composed, and it takes a little ge
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I'll admit it, I was a little wary to start reading this one. Only because I loved the first three books in this series so much ( so so much ) and was worried about the 10 year time jump and switch of main character. But there was no way I could not read it ( you know what I mean? ). So anyways it didn't take long at all and I was once again absorbed in the world of Creepy Hollow. I felt foolish for ever doubting that Rachel Morgan could pull me in and make me love this book just as much a ...more
Melissa Delport
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tsbc-authors
No. freaking. Way.
I honestly believed this would be a rare experience - a Rachel Morgan book without a killer cliffhanger. And I was so close! Until that last page!!! Well, there goes any thoughts of getting a decent nights sleep....
Katrina Curry
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In a Faerie's Secret, Author Rachel Morgan included a shock factor of epic proportions, bound to leave Creepy Hollow enthusiasts stunned until her next release. 
The plot twist is BRILLIANT! It is the plot twist of all plot twists and this is why Rachel Morgan is THE author to follow. It guarantees a reader will read A Faerie's Secret several times over with ferocity. 
Be prepared for flash backs to the prior novels, blissful excerpts of your favorite creepy hollow couple, and magical adventure t
Rose Hastings
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG OMG OMG!!! WTH? Like I already know the cliffhanger since I've read this before but I still can't stop getting super excited. I just wanna giggle my heart out and am probably gonna break my break my wrist by slapping my hand over my mouth trying to muffle out the sound. LMFAO I never would have expected this cliffhanger. I mean, I know it now but I almost fell out of my bed the first time I read this. Not joking.

May 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I had a hard time getting into this one vs those of Vi and Ryn, but the end was killer. Talk about a cliff hanger! I was hoping this would be Vi and Ryn's kid but the story moved quickly and was such a good read. Rachel Morgan had become one of my must reads and I am so excited for the next. Don't let slow parts deter you fro
Reading, it's a great book!!
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'll have to admit that it took awhile for me to get used the story shifting to Calla, as I wanted more Vi & Ryn. Calla won me over though. This entry was well written & engaging. I would highly recommend this YA series! ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoy Rachel Morgan's books!

Started this in a multi book set, liked this author and story so much, bought the whole set! I even found several others to add to my reading list.
Cyndel Schafer
Aug 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Loved this book. From a different characters point of view then the first book of the series. But omg that ending. Can not wait for the next one to come out.
Sophie Jones
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
More like a 4.5! This series is so great!!!
Angel Leya
Calla's always wanted to be a Guardian, but her mom always refused. Until one summer when a fae breaks into their house. Now she's scrambling to catch up, but moving to a new school (yet again) is never easy, even if she's determined to prove she belongs there.

But things quickly go wrong, and she finds her view of the world shattering. She keeps turning to an unlikely new friend for help, but will he stabilize her world or send it spinning further?

This is one of those books that no matter what y
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Rachel Morgan spent a good deal of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making, crafting endless stories of make-believe and occasionally writing some of them down. After completing a degree in genetics and discovering she still wasn’t grown-up enough for a ‘real’ job, she decided to return to those story worlds still spinning around her imagination. These days she spends much of her ...more

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  • A Faerie's Revenge (Creepy Hollow, #5)
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