Review: The Angel Stone by Juliet Dark

Title: The Angel Stone (The Fairwick Trilogy #3)
Author: Juliet Dark
Published by: Ballantine Books
Published: September 3, 2013
Paperback, 303 pages
ISBN: 978-0-345-53339-5
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Own

Goodreads Summary:
For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the fight to save the enchanted town of Fairwick, New York, is far from over. After a hostile takeover by the Grove—a sinister group of witches and their cohorts—many of the local fey have been banished or killed, including Callie’s one true love. And in place of the spirit of tolerance and harmony, the new administration at Fairwick College has fostered an air of danger and distrust. 

With her unique magical abilities, Callie is the only one who can rescue her friends from exile and restore order to the school—a task that requires her to find the Angel Stone, a legendary talisman of immense power. Propelled on an extraordinary quest back to seventeenth-century Scotland, Callie risks her life to obtain the stone. Yet when she encounters a sexy incarnation of her lost love, she finds the greater risk is to her heart. As the fate of Fairwick hangs in the balance, Callie must make a wrenching choice: reclaim a chance for eternal passion or save everything she holds dear.

My thoughts:
The Angel Stone is the third book in The Fairwick Trilogy. I've had the misfortune of not reading the first two books. The author does a great job of not making you feel lost in the middle of the story, but she did make me feel as though I missed quite a good story in the first two book. So I'll definitely go back at some point to read them.

This is my first experience with this author and this trilogy. I have to say I'm impressed. I love the world that Dark has created. It's full of every magical being you can think of. In this book, Callie McFay, who is half-witch-half-fey, must find the Angel Stone to try and stop the Grove from taking over everything. To find the stone, she has to create a door, go back through time, rescue her (maybe) love and all before the Grove destroy her town. Doesn't that sound exhausting?

I like Callie's character a lot. She's still trying to find her footing in everything. Trying to deal with the loss of her love, while trying to be there for her students. She also has a great support system through her friends and family. Without them, she probably wouldn't have made it thus far. The story line has action and adventure and romance. It kept me turning pages even when I was too tired. I wanted to find out how her journey ended. Though you can read this book as a standalone, you'll probably want to start from the beginning. Just so you don't miss out on Callie's journey.

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Other books in this trilogy:
The Demon Lover
The Water Witch