Thursday, July 15, 2010
Author: Kersten Hamilton
Release date*(New): 11/15/10
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Book Summary(from Goodreads): 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.
This book by Kersten Hamilton is AMAZING. I'm not even joking.
OK, Chapter One and maybe Chapter two were a little slow, but that's because of the introductions of the MCs. I was actually getting worried there, I thought that maybe this book wasn't as good as people were saying.
Boy, was I wrong.
As soon as Finn Mac Cumhaill stepped through the door, the story became a lot better. Finn has an amazing personality. He's a jokester, but he can be serious, compassionate, but he has a rough side too. You see it all. He's an amazing fighter against...well ANYTHING.
I love how she described one of the minor -I guess I can say that- as Ambercrombie Boy. If the moment wasn't so tense in the book I would have probably started cracking up. This book's minor antagonists also included cat-sídhe. We all know that Julie Kagawa's IRON KING and IRON DAUGHTER included a cat-sídhe as well, but this book gives you a whole new look on them which I liked.
Another thing that was really good was that all of the characters Teagan, Finn, Aiden, Mamieo, were all very strong characters. They all had something to them that made them unique to everyone else. It's good to find books like that.
And, I was very happy with the ending to the book. There was nothing I would do to change it. At all.
I was very happy and this book deserves it's 5/5. Be sure to purchase it in book stores on 11/15/10 because you're going to love it.