Saturday, October 22, 2011

Blog Tour Review and GIVEAWAY: Bridger by Megan Curd

Welcome to the Bridger Book Tour! Read on for my review of Bridger and to join the GIVEAWAY!

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.

Ashlyn McVean is not like anyone else. The stories her Irish grandmother told her about supernatural beings and myths and folklore? It's all real and Ashley is more a part of it than she could ever imagine.

I liked Bridger a lot. I think this is the first novel I've ever read that plays around with Irish folklore, and I was definitely entertained. Megan Curd does a masterful job of creating a world that feels real even though it's also a bit nuts and unbelievable at the same time.

Ashlyn is a cool chick. She kind of reminds me of my bad-ass friend who can kick the crap out of most guys I know. :) I liked that even though Ashlyn is vulnerable sometimes and needs to be rescued by some of the characters, there are still occasions wherein she can fight her own fights. There's nothing as annoying as heroines who do all the fighting in their head and just sit in the corner while everyone else fights around her.

Ashlyn's grandmother Memaw is another character to watch out for. She's the grandmother you almost wish you had. ;)

This book certainly needs to be read by a lot of people because I think this could do for Irish folklore what Twilight and The Vampire Diaries did for vampires.

  1. The characters are well-written.
  2. The location, the settings and the story itself are believable, despite the fact that the premise of the story is not that realistic.
  3. It's perfectly paced.
  1. There was one character who would have been likable if he had not repeatedly hit on Ashlyn despite the fact that she had a boyfriend. To me, that's just rude and unforgivable.
Liam made it nearly impossible to feel human, even before knowing that I wasn't.
  1. You like mythology and folklore.
  2. You like strong heroines.
  3. You like romance and action.

I am the 22nd stop on this book tour. Next stop is Ya-Aholic.

And now for the GIVEAWAY: To win an ebook copy (you can state your preferred ebook format) of Bridger, just comment below with your email address. Giveaway ends on October 29. Keep following this tour as there will be a grand giveaway wherein you can win a signed copy and some swag!



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