Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars #1) by Kersten Hamilton.
Publisher: Clarion Books.
Pages: 322.
Release Date: November 15th.
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.
I absolutely loved Tyger Tyger. It’s a fast-paced and entertaining thrill-ride full of goblins and creepy creatures and a well-written plot that will keep you turning pages.

I love paranormal and contemporary books, don’t get me wrong, but there is something special about these fantasy novels that just draw me in. Tyger Tyger was not an exception. From start to finish, I was completely enthralled in Teagan’s journey with Aiden, her six-year-old brother and Finn, a mysterious descendant from one of her father’s books, as she travels into an unknown world to discover her roots and rescue her father.

I also adored the characters. While Teagan is our protagonist and we get to know her quite a bit, the story doesn’t shy from the other characters. Finn is a mystery for a large chunk of the book, but information is unraveled slowly and it starts to become easy to put the pieces together, which is always fun to do. But Aiden is my favorite. Although only six-years-old, he was brave but still appropriately innocent for his age. And he said a lot of funny things. In what other book will you find a child afraid of Elvis impersonators?

Overall, Tyger Tyger was so, so awesome. Ditch your angels and mermaids and werewolves for a moment and dive into this adventure where cats walk and talk, pixies live in your hair and portals to strange worlds can be found in your local neighborhood park. I definitely recommend it to everyone!

Other reviews for Tyger Tyger:
The Book Scout.
Katie's Book Blog.
Harmony's Radiant Reads.
The Book Cellar.


  1. You know, I've read good and bad reviews of this, but I'm so glad to hear you loved it because I'm stoked to read it - hopefully soon! Excellent review :)

  2. I don't really do faerie books, but I do love the idea of a child afraid of Elvis impersonators!

  3. Wonderful review! I can't wait to see you fan art (I love your others)!

  4. Awesome review. I can't wait to put mine up haha I'm all excited xD

    @Lenore it's not really a faerie books although there is a faerie involved. =P

  5. I also loved Tyger Tyger! Fantastic review. :D

  6. This seems like such a sweet book!
    Thanks for the review! :)
    Adding it to my TBR list!

  7. This sounds a really good book! I really want to read it!

  8. AHHHH this book is amazing! I love all the Irish elements of mythology.

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