Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
another multiple-star well beyond 5 novel!
This is a really fun YA which readily and easily suspends disbelief and at the same time deals with issues of interest to adult readers: mythology, exceptional children, blending families, foster care system, and appreciating, acknowledging, and valuing one’s ethnic heritage. Suspension of disbelief comes so easily in this story that it is almost magical-and really, the reader will feel that magic exists and has been performed here. Author KerstenHamilton skillfully welds the two worlds, of mundane reality (urban Chicago) and Mag Mell, one of the original lands of the Fir Bolg, a land in which the Sidhe roam free, from which they venture forth into consensus reality to wreak havoc.
I truly loved this first entry into the story of Teagan and her exceptional younger brother, Aiden; Finn her cousin, who believes himself to be THE Finn Mac Cumhaill of Eire legend; Teagan’s delightful parents, Aileen who is Irish and John Paul who is Welsh; Abby-Teagan’s Mob-related best friend forever; and many, many more. I’m eager to read the next book in the series, and I must add, I hope the series extends to 10 or 12 books!
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