Saturday, May 21, 2011

Review: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Tyger Tyger (Goblin Wars #1)

Hardcover: 308 pages

Published: November 15th 2010
Publisher: Clarion Books

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.

Kersten Hamilton is the author of several picture books and many middle grade novels. When she's not writing, she hunts dinosaurs in the deserts and badlands outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she lives. This is her first novel for young adults. For more about Kersten, please visit"


The book depicted the amazing culture and beliefs of the Irish and what a coincidence when I've read it during St. Patrick's Day. Well, the plot of the story is quite interesting and absorbing. The book was skillfuly written which made me feel the intensity of the emotions of the story. Two things that made my heart thumped was when Teagan went to the Zoo and the cat-sidhe followed her and the other scene was when the Hellhounds chased them even outside the borders of Mag Mell. Those scenes actually put me on the edge of my seat. On the other hand, I was surprised by the early hint of Finn's love for Teagan. I didn't expect it to happen on love at first sight because I've read some books and almost everything started with the feeling of something unknown and basically the characters were confused on that stage. The differnce of this book to the other books I've read was that Finn-Teagan relationship wasn't elaborated that much (well, I think it has similarities to Demon King when it comes to that matter), thus, it will leave you hanging and will make you crave for more reading. Actually the book leave me hanging onto its sequel. All in all it is truly a wonderful book that is worth to read with unique characters and because of that I can't wait to read In the Forests of the Night!  

Amazing! Loved it.



On My Wishlist (1)

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It’s where we list all the books we desperately want but haven’t actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It’s also an event that you can join in with too – If you want to know more, click here.

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Hardcover: 458 pages
Release date: October 5th, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Goodreads Summary: In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.
The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder
Hardcover: 320 pages
Release date: June 28th, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Goodreads Summary: Amber’s life is spinning out of control. All she wants is to turn up the volume on her iPod until all of the demands of family and friends fade away. So she sneaks off to the beach to spend a day by herself.
Then Amber meets Cade. Their attraction is instant, and Amber can tell he’s also looking for an escape. Together they decide to share a perfect day: no pasts, no fears, no regrets.
The more time that Amber spends with Cade, the more she’s drawn to him. And the more she’s troubled by his darkness. Because Cade’s not just living in the now—he’s living each moment like it’s his last.

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