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Friday, July 9, 2010

Tyger Tyger - A Review

Tyger Tyger - Kersten Hamilton (NetGalley)

Product Details (via B&N)

  • Pub. Date: November 15, 2010
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Format: Hardcover, 320pp
  • Age Range: Young Adult

Synopsis (via B&N)

Teagan Wyllston grew up hearing about Celtic mythology, night crawlers and banshees, and how the Irish Travelers have been at war with goblin kind since before time. One of her favorite stories is the legend of Fionn Mac Cumhaill, the great hero who defended his people and was cursed by the goblin god for all eternity. It's a good one, full of powerful beings and romance, but it is just that . . . a story, and nothing more.

That is, until eighteen-year-old Finn comes unexpectedly into her life. Then, suddenly, the stuff of Irish legend doesn't seem quite so fantastical. Could Finn be her hero, like his namesake in the stories? Or is Teagan destined to fight the forces of evil herself?

My Thoughts:

I had a lot of fun reading this book. It is the perfect choice for a lazy reading day. Full of magic, folklore, goblins, angels and a great storyline with a dash of romance thrown in for good measure.

This is a first in a series and I can say I look forward to reading more about Teagen and her family, Mameio and Finn, and all the other interesting characters and creatures alike. I loved reading all the folklore stories tossed in here and there. Definitely some of my favorite parts.

I'm going to keep this review short and sweet. It's a fun, danger filled adventure story. Kersten does a great job bringing to life both the real and the goblin world. The book kept me interested all the way up to the last page.

Author's Website: Kersten Hamilton

3 comments:

Nicole said...

Glad you liked it! I got this not too long ago to review and never read a book about goblins before so i'm looking forward to it!

Cass said...

Great review! :D Glad that you enjoyed it.

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I am so glad to see you enjoyed this one. :) I have it on the computer here to read, but with the reviews around about it currently I will wait until they taper off a little then do mine. :)