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Review: Tyger, Tyger by Kersten Hamilton


Tyger, Tyger
By Kersten Hamilton
Publication Date November 15th, 2010
Pubished By Clarion Books(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Childrens Books)
Source: Book Expo America

Summary from Goodreads:

"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."

My Review: **** = 4 Stars

I was excited to read this book right from the get go because I've never read a book specifically about Goblins. The world that Kersten created with the Goblins and Mythology is just wonderful and unique. It was a great read and I can't wait to see where it goes in the next one(there is a next one right??).  <---There is, In the Forests of the Night is available November 22, 2011!)

The book starts off introducing Teagan Wylltson. Everything about her is interesting, starting off with the fact that she is using sign language to communicate with a chimp. She has set goals for how she wants the next few years of her life to go, and it quickly gets off track. With the arrival of her cousin Finn(Love that name!), things start getting a little weird. I loved Teagan, Finn and Aiden (Tea's little brother) who work together throughout the novel to save Tea's and Aiden's father.

Every character in this book belongs in it and they are all interesting, even the goblins. Kersten has a way with creating characters and it really shows in Tyger, Tyger. They all connected so well and made this novel very enjoyable. If you're looking for something different than your average paranormal, I recommend you read this book!

I will say that while the beginning was interesting, I didn't get really drawn into the book until Finn showed up and things started getting weird. He added a large amount of the mystery and the mystery and action is what I truly loved about this book, How everything unraveled was just... well you'll have to read that for yourself!

Mark your calendars for November 15th so you can grab yourself a copy, and make sure you stop back by tomorrow to take a look at the character interview I will be posting(along with a giveaway!).


Have you read this yet? What are your thoughts?!


Update:

Did you enjoy Tyger, Tyger!? In the Forests of the Night, the sequel, is to be released November 22nd, 2011 and can be preordered now from the following booksellers websites.

Barnes & Noble
Amazon
The Book Depository

If you want to support your local indie make sure you get in touch and ask them to order copies for the store!



 
Sherry<3

4 comments:

brandileigh2003 said...

I enjoyed this one as well-- it is different from the average para.

Thanks for the review.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Kersten Hamilton said...

Thank you again for hosting a stop on my tour, Sherry! I just found out that my release date is actually Oct. 20th! That means....Tyger might be in stores by the end of next week! Eeeek!

:) Kersten

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

That means its coming out on my birthday! What a great release day! ;)

Megwi said...

Great review! I agree with you that it is definitely awesome. Have you seen the awesome trailer?! I found it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnFjfMwT7I0

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