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Review: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
Monday September 24, 2012 at 3:00 am |

Publisher: Clarion Books
Copyright: 2010
Published: November 15, 2010
Pages: 308
Form: Hardback
Series: Goblin Wars Series (1)
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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.

My Thoughts

Tyger Tyger was such a fun adventure and I had such a good time reading this book.  So I have to thank Juju of Tales of Whimsy for this rec!  When Teagan’s long lost cousin ‘but not really’ Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives at her home, strange things begin to happen to her.  Suddenly she’s seeing awful looking upright cats, strange shadows, and men with animal heads.  At first Teagan tries to convince herself that she’s just imagining things.  But between her best friends dreams, and the kidnapping of her father, Teagan is convinced that there are things in this world that she is only beginning to understand.

I LOVED this book!  You all have been recommending some great ones as of late and I’m glad I finally read this one.  This book is completely character driven, but also incorporates a great adventure and quite a bit of action.  I loved Teagan.  She is such a caring girl.  Unassuming, but has a soft spot for animals, and great love and care for her little brother Aiden.  Speaking of which, he was awesome.  Aiden has a quirk where he loves to sing.  He’s always humming a tune or belting out lyrics in all their glory.  He also has an uncanny inner GPS, and can always find his way home.  Lucky for Tegan and Finn, Aiden’s quirks prove to aid them greatly on their quest to rescue her father.

And Finn Mac Cumhaill hails from a long line of ‘famous’ Mac Cumhaills, and is the greatest thing since sliced bread!  Finn has been taking care of himself and fighting goblin kind since his parents passed when he was just a young boy.  He’s quite confident in himself, matter of fact, and says exactly what he means.  He’s also very brave, strong, resourceful, and fiercely protective of Teagan and her brother.

Even the supporting characters were interesting and unique.  Tegan’s best friend was a riot and her Mom and Dad beyond creative and imaginative.  And Mameo, her adopted Grandmother, is fearless and full of wisdom.  When they embark on their journey, the reader is in for a whole lot twists and turns and heart-pounding action.  It was so easy to fall into this book and I will MOST DEFINITELY be continuing this series!

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11 Responses to “Review: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton”

  1. Belle says:

    First of all, don’t you just love Whimsey? Second, this sounds like a fab book.

  2. YAYYYYYY! So glad you liked it. I loved Mameo too!

    • Jade Jade says:

      Mameo was so cool, I loved her to pieces. Abby had me laughing, and Aiden and his friend were charming. And Teagan and Finn…I’m a fan for life!

  3. Character driven novels are always my favorite. This sounds pretty good.

  4. This sounds like a great series. And I love books that make me laugh too!

  5. Putting this one on my list now! I wonder if it is on audio at my library… Hmmm…

  6. Um…okay between you and Juju’s recommendations, I obviously NEED to read this. ASAP.