Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
First in Goblin Wars Books
Description from and link goes to Goodreads.com
"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 Rating: 4/5**
*My short but sweet review*
This was a fast paced, exciting story! I really enjoyed it, though I was a bit skeptical of the goblin part. However, the story is derived from Celtic stories and it was done beautifully. There is a sub-plot of romance, which is how I like my stories, and there was a beautiful brother and sister connection. Speaking of, I love that the ASL is put in the story.
The characters are easy to love, and root for!
The only reason it didn't get 5 stars is that I believe that a major event that happens was glossed over, and should have either been divided into parts or spent more time on. A great emotional response could have been evoked from readers, but instead I found myself turning back and going-- WHA? Oh. Um ok.
But other than that-- wonderful read-- mark your calendars!!
I would love to hear what you think! Also, if you want to link your review, I would love to read :D