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Tyger Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book by Kersten Hamilton

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Nov. 15th 2010


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Tyger Tyger: A Goblin Wars Book by Kersten Hamilton

PJVs QUICKIE POV: Tyger, Tyger is a richly, imaginative story that drew me in from the onset. Steeped in Irish lore and myth the story wrapped around me so deeply that I actually heard the Irish brogue as I read the words - which was so much fun. I love having a different accent in my head! Tyger, Tyger had all the makings for a wonderful YA that I love: A hint of romance, a dastardly evil plot bent to eradicate the heroine, strong well-established characters, rich back story and a tight plot. I also like my YA dark and this one fit the bill. Team all that up with a very unique storyline - I know you are thinking Irish + Faeries + Human Chick = like a million other YA novels, but this one was much different and you might learn something about Irish History along the way.

REVIEW: Goblin. Teagan Wyllston’s thoughts on goblins were reserved only for when viewing her mother’s paintings which were rich in Irish folklore and legend. Goblins aren’t real. College is real, scholarships are real. Her friend Abby’s crazy talk about dreams where goblins come out of paintings and attack is purely ludicrous. Yet, when her wayward “cousin” {in name only} Finn Mac Cumhaill is dragged to her house by a overzealous child protection service agent and begins telling her about the cat-sidhe goblins, Tea starts doubting her entire life. Even worse when she starts seeing glimmers of maggot-infested nasty creatures that enjoy squeezing the life out of innocent baby animals...goblins are real???

A brilliant story that now has me slavering to read book two. I couldn’t really tell you anything that I found wrong with the story...crazy right? I’m completely engrossed in the story of The Mac Cumhail and Teagan and look forward to more.

RECOMMENDATIONS: I highly recommend this tale for Young Adult paranormal fans. If you read and liked stories such as Julie Kagawa’s Iron Series or Marr’s Wicked Lovely series you should really enjoy this one.


Savannah said...

I'm reading this right now, but I am sorta confused. I fiond myself re-reading some parts to try to understand. Nice review :)

Audra said...

I just read this one, too, and loved it -- I really liked that Teagan felt so real -- she got scared but didn't wimp out, etc. I am so eager for the second book!!

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Kersten is part of my local SCBWI and is amazing.

Juju at Tales of said...

Oh I'm so glad you liked it. I ADORE this one.

E.J. Stevens said...

This is one of my favorite reads of 2010. Great review!
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Missie said...

I got this one, too. Can't wait to read. I'm so glad that every review I've read has been positive. It makes me excited.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I agree. This one is a great read.

Tea and Tomes said...

I read that one a few months ago, and expected it to be good but didn't expect it to be as good as it was. It definitely drew me in, and it was one of those books that can easily make me lose track of time while reading it.

Emily said...

Loved this one! The hardest thing about books I read as ARCs and end up really loving is that it's that much harder to wait for sequels.


I loved this novel, too! I got mine from Net Galley, too. I absolutely loved the folklore and the strong female main character. I have to buy this when it comes out. And then wait for the sequel.......forever.

Kat said...

I'm reading this one right now-- received it from Net Galley, as well-- and so far I love it! I'm a sucker for Irish myth and darker faerie tales. Great review.

Lily Child said...

Yes, yes, yes! Am very much looking forward to this one! :D

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