Tuesday, June 29, 2010

READING : Tyger,Tyger by Kersten Hamilton (ARC)

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.

To be honest, I have mixed feelings about this book.I found it really hard to get into it at first.Characters didn't have the chemistry I expected and things were happening completely out of the blue,making them not quite believable.The first half was a bit slower than I would have liked,not a lot of action going on,thus not giving you the chance to get very excited about what's going to happen next.

However, the second half of the book was completely different from the first.It was fast paced, action packed and you see all the characters playing a vital role to the story and its progression. Teagan is not the kind of the female lead that I usually like, but you can't help but adore her little brother Aiden and his incredible gift.The world that Hamilton created and the mythology around it, is absolutely brilliant!You find yourself getting sucked into a world full of goblins, fairies,sprites, angels,everything you can expect reading a fairy tale and more, leaving your imagination go wild.  Also, I absolutely  loved her humor, which fit nicely,even in a gloomy and somber book such as Tyger,Tyger.

Overall, I enjoyed  reading Tyger,TygerIt is a beautiful fairy tale that gives you the opportunity to explore Hamilton's vast imagination through her amazing writing.I just wish the first half was as exciting as the second, but in general,Tyger Tyger it's a good start to a series and a great debut YA novel.

DISCLAIMER : This book was given to me by NetGalley(ebook) free of charge.A HUGE thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Kersten Hamilton for giving me this opportunity!


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  1. I'm actually reading this right now and really loving it. I agree with the first part being less action then the second half. Great review XD

  2. Yeah, it took me a while to get into it because of the slow first half, but otherwise it was pretty good.


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