Bridger by Megan Curd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review for the blog tour
Genre: YA Fantasy
Description from Goodreads: Ashlyn McVean doesn't believe in fairy tales. That is, until Ashlyn is thrown into the crosshairs of grudges her grandmother created long ago. After finding out she is one of two people able to cross between faerie realms, Ashlyn is faced with trying to understand her abilities, along with navigating a new relationship with her boyfriend, Liam. As if being on a centuries old hit list and dealing with crazed pixies isn't enough, her new abilities mean trouble for Liam. Knowing her new life puts everyone she loves in danger, Ashlyn must decide what's most important in her life between friends, family, love, and ultimately, realms.
My thoughts: Bridger is well thought out. Megan Curd has created a unique twist to fairy legends. She delves into they myth of the changeling.
The story begins with a tragedy. Ashlyn and her brother, Chris, are struggling through the shock of loosing their father to drowning. The circumstances surrounding the death are bizarre and not easily understood.
Ash and her father had planned a trip to Ireland to visit the land of their heritage. Ash decides to continue on the trip and take her best friend along with her.
In Ireland she meets some wonderful extended family and new friends, one who becomes her romantic interest, Liam. Unfortunately, her time in Ireland is not spent on catching up and site seeing. The twist comes in Ireland and she begins to learn more of her fairy heritage than she could have ever imagined.
This book was great at capturing my imagination. I loved the take on the fairy realm and nature of the fay. Ashlyn is faced with the fact that she has a dual nature. I have never come across a book that had this particular dilemma. It was interesting and unique and I totally appreciated it. I did have a problem with how quickly Ash forgave Liam at one point in the story. You will just have to read it, see what it's about and decide for yourself. I think I would have made him suffer a bit longer. He definitely deserved it. ;0)
This book has a great cast of characters. I loved the interaction amongst everyone. The betrayal is unexpected and sudden, but makes sense. I will be reading the next installment.
I didn't come across any material in the book that was a worry for parents to let their teens read it. It was clean, there is quite a bit of kissing though. For me, that was just a plus.
Now it's Giveaway time! Megan Curd is generously offering an eBook to every stop on her tour. To enter:
1. You must be at least 13 year old (see my giveaway policy in the right side bar)
2. This is for an eBook. Please state your preferred format in the comment. (ePub, PDF, etc)
3. Leave a comment with your preferred format and email address to enter.
4. The contest will end on October 31st. I will pick the winner using Random.org.
FYI *** Megan is donating $1.00 of each book sold toward a community of single moms and low-income families in Ecuador. If you would really like to read the book right now, I would suggest a purchase and helping out mother's in need. I have provided a convenient link to Amazon.
(If you do use this link, a small portion of the sale will help to funding future giveaways at Bookworm Lisa)
Would you like to visit all of the stops for this tour? I believe there is a giveaway being held at every stop for an eBook edition. Here is the list of all the blog hosts and the dates.
Oct. 1 ~ Bookbriefs: Review
Oct. 2 ~ Bookworm Lisa : Review
Oct. 3 ~ Unabridged Anya: Author Interview Part I
Oct. 4 ~ YA Bound : Author Interview Part II
Oct. 5 ~ Supernatural Snark: Excerpt
Oct. 6 ~ Mermaid Vision Books: Review
Oct. 7 ~ The Reader Bee: Review
Oct. 8 ~ The Magic Attic ~ Guest Post
Oct. 9 ~ Reading Angel ~ Review
Oct. 10 ~ Crazed ’bout Books: Review
Oct. 11 ~ Faery Ink Press: Review
Oct. 12 ~ Death Books and Tea: Review
Oct. 13 ~ The Wannabe Knight: Review
Oct. 14 ~ Great Imaginations: Guest Post
Oct. 15 ~ Smitten with Books: Review
Oct. 16 ~ Tamara’s Book Ramblings: Review
Oct. 17 ~ Teenage Reader: Review
Oct. 18 ~ An Avid Reader’s Musings: Review
Oct. 19 ~ A Casual Reader’s Blog: Review
Oct. 20 ~ Candace’s Book Blog: Guest Post
Oct. 21 ~ Nicole’s YA Book Blog: Review
Oct. 22 ~ Second Bookshelf on the Right: Review
Oct. 23 ~ Ya-Aholic: Review
Oct. 24 ~ Novels on the Run: Review
Oct. 25 ~ I Live, I Laugh, I Love Books: Guest Post
Oct. 26 ~ Reader Girl: Review
Oct. 27 ~ Letters Inside Out: Review
Oct. 28 ~ Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf: Review
Oct. 29 ~ My Shelf Confessions: Where You Write
Oct. 30 ~ The Fairytale Nerd: Review
Oct. 31 ~ A Lilliputian’s Journey: Halloween Pairing
Nov. 1 ~ Mundie Moms: Review
Nov. 2 ~ Kristie Cook: Guest Post
Nov. 3 ~ Words I Write Crazy: Review
Nov. 4 ~ Braintasia Books: Review
Nov. 5 ~ Seeing Night Book Reviews: Review
Nov. 6 ~ Off
Nov. 7 ~ YA Book Lover Blog: Author Interview
Nov. 8 ~ Laine’s Fiction Book’s Corner: Review
Nov. 9 ~ Stuck in Books: Review
Nov. 10 ~ Off
Nov. 11 ~ Mercurial Musings: Author Military Post
Nov. 12 ~ Supa Gurl Books: Review
Nov. 13 ~ The Fiction Fairy: Review
Nov. 13 ~ A Tale of Many Reviews: Final Stop and Author Wrap-Up