Saturday, October 23, 2010

Book Review: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Title: Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars #1)
Author: Kersten Hamilton
Pages: 322
Publisher: Clarion Books
Source: ebook from Netgalley/ARC from publisher

Summary: 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.

Review: When I saw this book, I thought it looked interesting. I've never read a book that had goblins in it before. I decided to read it. I usually don't like total fantasy books but this book was pretty good. In this book, there are lots of goblins. Only Finn, Teagan, and Aiden can see them. To everyone else, they either are invisible or they look like humans. When the goblins come, Finn shows up to protect Teagan and her family.

I really liked the main girl, Teagan. She wasn't annoying like some characters are. She wasn't selfish and she cares a lot about other people. She is also very protective of her younger brother, Aiden. I also liked Aiden a lot, too. He is a young boy about five years old. He has a lot more confidence than most young boys. He was pretty tough and the goblins didn't scare him much. He still had the innocence of a little boy.

Some parts of this book were a little slow. I thought the romance between Finn and Teagan could have been brought out a little more. Besides that, it was a really interesting book. Some parts were really funny.

I would recommend reading this book if you like fantasy or action books. Kersten Hamilton is a great new YA author. I gave this book four coffee cups. It was a pretty good book!


  1. Great review. I do like fantasy from time to time and this sounds great. Very different too. I like the cover! :)

  2. Hey Elena, I'm so glad you liked this one! YAY! I just got this in the mail the other day and I'm super excited to read it. Thanks for the heads up about the romance (I usually like them DEVELOPED too!) Excellent review!

  3. I haven't read any Goblin stories before so I'm looking forward to giving this one a try. Thanks for the review


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