Monday, September 27, 2010

Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Released: Nov. 15th, 2010
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copy provided by: eARC courtesy of publisher and Netgalley
Summary: Netgalley

Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures-goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty-are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.
Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.

Anyone who has been following the blog for a while will know that I love fairies and fairytales, and this book is no exception. Athough Tyger, Tyger is not a fairytale in the traditional manner, it is full of goblins and high sidhe, hell hounds and fallen angels and countless other marvellous creatures.

It is also a love story in the true sense. Two people who fall in love at first sight - fated to be together. I just adored Finn - he was a true 'hero' and I loved everything about him. His selfless acts of courage are beautiful. Who dives into water to save someone when they can't swim themselves? Finn does! Teagan is a lovely person too, whose biggest concerns are for her family and friends. She never seems to think of herself, just how she can help others. Their story involves a trip fraught with danger while trying to rescue Teagans father and solve the mystery of her mothers' death.

I could go into detail, but that would spoil the story for you and I think you should read it for yourselves. The title includes the words 'A goblin Wars Book', which leads me to think there will be more, and I can't wait. In short, I loved Tyger, Tyger, and I'm only sorry that so many of you will have another 6 weeks or so before you can read it.


  1. Thanks for this review! I am putting this on my TBR list right now! I am a new follower from the blog hop :)