Rating: 5 stars
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 this book! The mythology present in it was freakin’ fantastic and I just loved everything about it!
The plot was fascinating. It really keeps you hooked. When I was reading Tyger, Tyger I found myself carrying it with me everywhere, trying to sneak in another few pages. I loved how the real world was entwined with Mag Mell. Both worlds were great, and everytime I learned more about Mag Mell I was absolutely in love. Hamilton’s distinct descriptions do a really great job of transporting you straight to Teagan’s world, and doesn’t let you leave.
Teagan has a job at the zoo, and not only am I extremely jealous of that job, but I thought that was so fascinating. I loved all those scenes – they were my absolute favorite.
The characters were very vivid. They all stuck clearly out in my mind, no two characters, no matter how small a part they played, blended together. The characters added so much to this already fabulous story. I really liked Teagan, she was just an all around great character. Finn was a character who I really adored as well. Some of his Irish sayings did get a bit irksomoe at times, but he still was quite awesome.
I really suggest reading this one! It is wicked brilliant! I can’t wait to here more of Teagan and Finn’s story in book 2 (I hope at least!)