Thursday, December 15, 2011

My POV: Tyger Tyger by Kersten hamilton


Hardcover, 308 pages
Published November 15th 2010 by Clarion Books 
 
 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.---Goodreads

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MyPOV
Tyger Tyger is the first book in the Golbin Wars series and it was a fantastical read.   I have never  been interested in books about goblins but this one had me hooked right from the start. This story  inspires the imagination with its retelling of myths and legends. The world is refreshing and the characters are easy to love.

In the beginning  we get introduced to Teagan “Tea” Wylltson , our heroin. She is working on research at the zoo for Dr Max using sign language to communicate with chimpanzees. Next you get to meet Abigail “Abby” Gagliano, Tea’s best friends and total opposite. I love to read their conversations because they are so funny.  Then we meet the rest of the family. Her mother Aileen is an  illustrator  and author extraordinaire. Her father John Wylltson is a  literary genius and her five year old brother Aiden is a singer and hater of E.I. (Elvis Impersonators).

Life is going well until Aileen, Tea’s mother informs her that her “cousin”  Finn Mac Cumhails is going to be staying with them. Once this happen Tea’s world is flipped upside down. Tea had no idea how different she was from the average Molly until he came to live with them. Then tragedy strikes and reality comes crashing down on her.  With her father being abducted by a Highborn Golbin and taken into Mag Mell (a world between worlds) she has no choice but to go after him before she loses the only parent she has left.

There are many tragic things happening to these characters throughout this book but there are also some really funny scenes that had me cracking up. I totally lived for those moments and want a lot more of them so I’m going to start In the Forest of the Night as soon as I'm done with this review. I’m so ready for the next round of adventures!
Quote
Finn- “You’ve got choices, like any other creature. You can stumble down that road, pretending you can’t help it. You can curl up and die of regret and sorrow for what you’ve done. Or you can get up and fight, even though the battle might be lost." 

Abby- “Brad Pitt just moved in with you. I swear, Tea, he looks just like a young Brad Pitt, and you get to keep him! This is so not fair. Walter looked like Jack Black. You know he did."

 Teagan--"How long has it been since you read a book that didn’t havevampires in it?
Abby- "They write books with no vampires? Wait...the penguins made us read that Shakesrear guy, right?
Teagan- "Shakespeare.”
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