The year is 1871, and 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 belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.
Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.
Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty…
This was a really fantastic, awesome book! I loved every page, this story just captivated me, and I just wanted more! So good, so entertaining, and so loveable! I just enjoyed it so much! Such a great book, and I'm so glad that this is a series!
I loved these characters, getting to know Tiki, Rieker, Leopold, and Tiki's gang of friends. They were just really great characters, interesting to know about, and who are sucked into this mystery that I wanted to know more about!
Just that Tiki stole a ring that was the binding on the treaty between England's rulers and the realm of Faerie, well, just proves what luck she has. Which is, like none, but this book took her on a heck of a roller coaster ride!
When it all came together, well, yeah, that was awesome! I wasn't really expecting all of that, after all the twists and turns, I was just going along for the ride, because I didn't have any brainpower that could be devoted to wondering about the ending!
Such a great, wonderful, amazing, awesome book! I can't wait for more!
Author: Kiki Hamilton
Series: The Faerie Ring #1
Read: September 9th, 2012
Reason Why: Sounded like an excellent book, and it's WTC book, LLFL Book, and a YAHFC book!
Publisher: Tor Teen/Macmillan
Published: September 27th 2011