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Tyger Tyger (The Goblin Wars Series #1)

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Slightly Disappointing

    When I discovered that this book was about goblins, I just had to read it. Finally, a book that wasn't about vampires. But, the story did not live up to my expectations. The only two characters that stood out were Aiden, Teagan's little brother, and Abby, Teagan's best friend. I am actually kind of surprised that Abby does not have a bigger role in the book. She is the one who has the dream about the goblins, yet she does not get to take part in the adventure. The other characters were pretty flat. The stories that were told within this book got a bit confusing, making it hard to keep track of which persons did what. There was not enough action in the book, and I had to push myself to finish it.

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

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    Modern Day Faerie Tale (without the fey)

    Tyger Tyger follows the adventure of Teagan, her brother, Aiden, and Finn into Mag Mell to rescue Teagan's father from Fear Doirich, the goblin king. That's basically the gist of the whole story. Hamilton put together a wonderful story. The mythology was well crafted/researched. It really brought the story to life. However, I felt that there were just so many names and places that I could barely pronounce that I found myself having to reread certain parts to get the back story correct. I did like how Hamilton incorporated the Gaelic phrases. Finn's dialogue was interesting to read. He was confident in everything he did-from fighting to flirting. His character was a bit flat though. I just didn't get that spark of a three dimensional character from him. I didn't feel that he was real. In fact, most of the characters didn't seem that three dimensional. Since this is the first book in a series, I'm really hoping Hamilton explores them more. Although I really liked Aiden and his singing ability. It made for some very funny moments, especially in Mag Mell (Kiss the Girl scene-wish he kept singing). Oh, and Ms. Skinner, a very obscure character, made me so angry, she needs to get a life instead of trying to control and judge others'.
    I was a bit frustrated at how both Teagan and Finn have the whole love-at-first-sight moment, then Finn goes away for a while, and she's not upset. What bothers me is that they barely had a conversation and he's in love with her. Also, throughout the book there aren't any serious romantic moments-there are a few cute ones, though. Also, Abby, Teagan's best friend, kept warning Teagan about how the goblins are coming for her in the beginning, but then when they finally do show up, Abby doesn't believe her.
    Tyger Tyger is like a modern day fairy tale-without the fey. It was a good book. Hamilton included Irish folklore, religion, goblins, and a really cool car chase in her novel. That car chase was very fun to read- most of the books I read don't include one so that was interesting.

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