Thursday, August 2, 2012

Traitor Blog Tour: Review + GIVEAWAY of Bridger (Bridger #1) by Megan Curd


Goodreads rating: 3.77
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published June 4th 2011 by Soul Fire Press
Series: Bridger #1
Source: Gifted from author for blog tour

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.



The one thing that really made this book for me was the rich Celtic mythology. I'm half Irish, so I've always been interested in the legends of Ireland. But I've noticed that it hasn't been done a lot, and especially not in YA. I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but it was nothing like I expected, and I was pleasantly surprised. This was a different kind of fae book. I know that every faery book now is with evil faeries, but this book seemed to take it to a whole new level. They were manipulative, placing themselves into the main character's lives, and earning their trust. The bad guy of our story, a Changeling who uses the human name Andy in his diabolical plans, has a very serious grudge against Ash's grandmother, Emily. Apparently she practically damned him and he's been out to get her ever since. But Emily's powerful genes have created one of only two of a race between the good fae and humans, called bridgers. They can pass between the worlds without permission. But Ash is even more special than that, and her enemies know that.

The romance started out kind of weird. I get being friendly with a hot Irish guy, or a cute American girl, but they fell in like a little too quickly. Liam was sweet though. One of the funniest scenes is when the school's most popular girl sidles up to him, throws herself at him, and he completely rejects her. And he asks if all American girls are like that, and while Ash was more diplomatic in her answer, I was thinking just the sluts. But a Changeling kidnapped Liam's brother, so when he finds out Ash can change shape, he assumes she's a horrible Changeling and tries to kill her. But he's also sworn himself to be Ash's protector, so whenever she gets hurt, he experiences the same wounds. He's so mad though that he stays away, making his job more difficult. Boys are stupid though, so what do you expect? I mean, what? But after all that drama is nearly over, Andy comes back with a vengeance, and he's involved Ash's brother Chris now.

I really enjoyed this book. I've gotten particular with my fae books, but this really lived up to my expectations. It helped that there were hot guys with accents and Celtic mythology. Two of my favorite things! And I loved the romantic moments between Ash and Liam. When Liam began ignoring Ash, I literally cried. If you can get your hands on a copy of this book, I would. I can't wait to read the next one!


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3 comments:

  1. I like the cover and the book itself sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. I enjoy Celtic fae stories :)

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  3. Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

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