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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Teen (September 27, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765327228
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765327222
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,035,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

Praise for The Faerie Ring:

“Urban faerie fantasy meets Oliver Twist (with a dash of Cinderella) in this exciting tale of a street orphan who mingles with royalty to save olde England from dark magic. Plenty of action and suspense. Let’s hope there’ll be more adventures for Tiki and the handsome Rieker.”—O.R. Melling, author of The Chronicles of Faerie

“A delicious blend of urban fantasy, heart-stopping suspense and sizzling romance—The Faerie Ring rocks! Pulsing with excitement, this high-stakes adventure catapults you through the gritty slums of Victorian London, the glittering balls of the Royal Palace, and the menacing Otherworld, in a thrilling tale where no one and nothing is what it seems. Deception, twists, diabolical faeries, a gutsy heroine and a sexy love interest all woven into a spectacular wild ride. You'll devour every page—compelled to finish but never wanting it to end!”—Alyssa Kirk, teensreadandwrite.com

I stayed up until 2 am devouring The Faerie Ring—it was fantastic! Deeply imaginative and creative, I was instantly absorbed into Tiki’s mysterious world.”—Ashley Simmons, booksobsession.com  

The Faerie Ring is an intriguing, beautifully written blend of historical fiction, mixed with the perfect dose of romance, mystery, and faerie lore, all set within the time period of Victorian London. I was so completely enraptured with the story that I couldn’t devour this debut novel fast enough.”—Katie Bartow, mundiemoms.blogspot.com  

The Faerie Ring is an enchanting novel, woven with dramatic adventure, intriguing faerie lore and a charming love story! I couldn’t stop turning the pages even though I didn’t want the story to end!”—Kristi Diehm, thestorysiren.com 

“This thrilling and otherworldly tale is full of suspense, danger, and magic. Kiki Hamilton has crafted a magical and exciting debut with a rich narrative. Set during the winter of 1871 in London, Hamilton beautifully captures that time. Ms. Hamilton’s London is grim, unforgiving, yet romantic. This is an engrossing and gut-wrenching story of loss, hardship, family and survival. The plot is filled with treachery, magic and deadly faeries. Imaginative, atmospheric, and clever, this one is definitely not to be missed.”—Angela Leonard, darkfaerietales.com   

“An exciting and mysterious debut, The Faerie Ring combines three of my favorite things: faeries, romance, and history. I can’t recommend it enough!”—Kelsey Jones, thebookscout.blogspot.com    

“A book filled with a combination of Dickens-esque charm and faerie lore, The Faerie Ring will take you on an adventure of extraordinary proportions.”—Kristen Harvey, bookworminginthe21stcentury.com

“Bold, unique and well-written, The Faerie Ring blends the fey, old-time London and strong characters to make a great story.”—Kari Olson, “If you’re interested in historical fiction, urban fantasy, faerie stories, strong female protagonists, and impeccable world building, read this book. If you’re not? Read it anyway, and find out why you should be!”—Candace Cunard, teensreadtoo.com  

From the Author

For me, THE FAERIE RING series is one of those 'what if...' kind of stories. It has been so much fun to write these books - to research the lore of the British Isles and wrap it into a new kind of faerie tale - one that makes you wonder where fact stops and fiction begins...

Thanks so much to the many, many fantastic bloggers, librarians, booksellers and readers who have supported me in this writing journey.  I couldn't do this thing I love without you! Thank you!! ~Kiki --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Kiki Hamilton is the author of THE FAERIE RING fantasy series and the YA contemp, THE LAST DANCE. She believes in magic and the idea of hidden worlds co-existing with our own. Kiki lives near Seattle, though she dreams of living in London one day. Visit her website at: www.kikihamilton.com

Customer Reviews

The story is well paced and will keep you guessing.
Jen L
The characters were all very real and personable, and the setting made the story all the more interesting.
Courtney @ Fuzzy.Coffee.Books
The Faerie Ring is the perfect combination of historical fiction, fantasy, and a blossoming romance.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ReadingVacation on September 27, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Faerie Ring is a story of survival amidst the backdrop of 1871 London. When I think of historical London, I picture majestic castles and richly adorned royals. In reality, there are also dark alleys with scruffy orphans. Tiki is one of those orphans.

There is so much that I like about Tiki. She is the leader to a group of young orphans and they all pick pockets to get by. I admire the way Tiki cared for these orphans and how they all banded together like a family. My favorite orphan is little Clara because of her gentle innocence.

All heck breaks loose when Tiki steals Queen Victoria's ring from the royal castle.The ring has super powers. Now that it is in the wrong hands, the peace between England's rulers and the leaders of the fey is in jeopardy. Tiki holds the ring that will either bring peace or an all-out war. It is like a pick-pocket's worst nightmare!

Tiki finds romance with Rieker, who has acted as her protector from the shadows. A fellow orphan, Rieker has a secret past that will take you by surprise. These two are great together and I like their connection. They both have a sweet spot for orphans that I found endearing. It is not often in young adult novels that I read about a bond as special as this one.

The Faerie Ring depicts survival on more than one level. With an engaging romance and a riveting mystery, KiKi Hamilton's debut left me anxious for more.

RATING

5 Loved

COVER COMMENTS

The glowing ring is as beautiful as I imagined. The winter snow and Tiki's image are a nice addition, but the ring is what I like best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle@Book Briefs TOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 3, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I have not read many books about faeries before this weekend. Then, in the past two days I read two and I absolutely loved both of them! I think I need to check out some more faerie books ASAP. Although, I must say, it will be very hard for another faerie book to live up to The Faerie Ring. I was so engrossed in this book that time ceased to exist for me while I was reading it. I didn't even realize how much time had went by. I didn't take a single break. That is how much I enjoyed this book.

Maybe it was because I didn't know much about the fey before picking up this book, but I loved the descriptions about the two faerie courts. It made me want to read more faerie lore and legend. They seem like such interesting creatures.

Tiki was so cool! I loved her. I loved that she wanted to teach everyone to read and how caring she was. It's so easy to see characters that have had a hard life come off as cold, but that was not Tiki at all! And if I said that I loved Tiki, then I need to come up with an even stronger word for Rieker. He was so loyal and kind and awesome, and just plain cool. It is safe to say I am a big fan of him. I'm actually a huge fan of all the characters. Even the secondary characters had such great detail and development to them, it was a pleasure to read about them.

I thought the idea of a ring holding such an important truce was so unique. I would love to see what such a magical item looks like up close. I kept trying to picture it in my head, and I kept changing what I thought it would look like. I'm also super curious to learn more about Tiki's birthmark. I can't wait to see how that is going to develop in future books.

I loved The Faerie Ring so much!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Serenity on August 6, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Tiki is a girl who just about lives by pick pocketing people. She doesn't do it to simply steal though. She needs money to survive and being orphaned isn't helping her. She lives with a few other orphans who all try to survive day by day. One day Tiki is out pick pocketing, when she falls asleep on the back of carriage. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a new place, not knowing where she is she look s around and sees this building where people are making fresh bread by the loads. Tiki decides to sneak in and steal some. When going for the breads, she gets caught and runs down the hall and goes into this giant room to hide. Tiki is amazed at the room she's in. She finds herself in this grand library and before she can enjoy it, she has to hide when she hears the door open. Once she hears footsteps leaving the room, she looks at the ring, that was thrown onto the floor. The ring was a beautiful red ruby ring with fire on the inside. Thinking no one will miss it, Tiki takes the ring, and sneaks back out. Once far enough she gets a better look at the building she was just in. It was the palace, Tiki just realized the people in the room were the princes and the queen, and worst of all the ring she stole belong to the queen. Tiki quickly hides the ring and heads back home to the crossing where the other orphans are. The next day she goes out to get medicine for Clara, who is really sick. On the way there she runs into Rieker who says something to her about her mark. Once he's gone Tiki runs back to change and goes to get medicine. Once she has the medicine she goes back to the crossing and gives Clara some of the medicine and wonders on how she will sell the ring. More in the story Tiki goes out and is grabbed by some guy and before anything could happen Rieker appears and the guy runs off.Read more ›
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