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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Blog Tour/Book Review: Bridger by Megan Curd



Published by: Soul Fire Press
Released on: July 28th, 2011
Source: book from author to review for blog tour
3.5 stars: It's A Good Read
Purchase from: Amazon

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 - quoted from Goodreads

This is a fun, fast paced read with an exciting fey lore mixed with Irish folktales. Bridger gives the fey world a whole new refreshing feel in the way that Megan introduces both her story's lore and her characters. I liked the way her fey world collides with that of the human world. This story follows her main character, Ashlyn, as she is not only dealing with the death of her father, but she learns some startling things about who she is and her ties to the fey world.

Ashlyn is a fun character to get to know. She's down to earth, independent, courageous and at times a little snarky, which I loved. One of the things I admired about her was the fact she thinks things out and does what she thinks is right, even if those choices have consequences. Ashlyn has a great group of supporting characters involved in her life. I loved both of the love interests. Liam is a fabulous love interest, because he goes against the norm in YA books. He's sweet, he treats Ashlyn well and he does some typical teenage guy stuff, which made him relatable. Then there's Reese whom I adored. He has some fabulous laugh out loud lines, and he isn't deterred by his Irish competition. I feel bad for Megan, because she had to choose between two great guys. I honestly don't know who I'd want her to pick.

Bridger for me was a good read. I liked where Megan took her story and the direction I think the series is going to continue in. Her world building is well detailed and I love that it takes place in both the US and Ireland, the human world and the fey world. There's action, a little bit of romance, a fabulous betrayal and some minor surprising plot twists that kept me hooked with this debut. I think this is a book that fans of the fey world and YA paranormal reads will like and I'd definitely recommend picking it up. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment in this series.
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Thank you to Megan, we're giving away an e-copy of Bridger.
To enter, all you have to do is leave a comment with your email. The giveaway will end on November 13th, the last day of the blog tour.

15 comments:

  1. I love everything about the cover. Its excellence is cemented by the fact that it has NO FACES ON IT -- woohoo!

    I always enjoy reading about Ireland because it's such a mystery to me.

    Ash has seemingly become a popular name in YA books: Ashlyn in Bridger, Ashallyn in the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa, Ashline in Wildefire by Karsten Knight . . .

    (extemter at hotmail dot com)

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  2. I've had my eye on this one for quite a while, so I'm in for the giveaway...

    ckeaton[at]gmx[dot]com

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  3. I think I've seen this around before. Absolutely love the cover.

    And a fabulous betrayal?! Sounds good!

    bibliostalker(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. First of all I so want this book. Second the cover and titleare so perfect and so lovely. Ashlyn sounds like a character that I could easily relate to and like. Did I mention I really want to read this book? Lol

    Sthrnsweetie115@AOL.com

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  5. Anonymous- The cover is very fitting for the story. I love reading books set in Ireland as well. I think you'll enjoy this one!

    Cathy- good luck!!

    Kristin- It's fabulous!!

    Caitlin- LOL good luck!

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  6. I need more faerie books. So far the two I've read weren't all that great, but this one sounds pretty interesting and different. Plus that's a great cover!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leslie
    workingforthemandroid at gmail dot com

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  7. Thank you for participating!!

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  8. I am currently loving fey books! Sounds like a great story!

    Heather
    heatherheartsbooks(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. A Tale of Many Reviews- Thank you so much for asking us too!!

    Mandroid- Thanks for entering!

    Heather- Thanks for entering!

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  10. Would love to read & review this one as part of my Celtic challenge in March 2012 sounds like it would fit in well with the Irish folklore :D

    Thanks for the give-away

    asamum3@gmail.com

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  11. Emma- I think that would be a great fit for your challenge. Good luck :)

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  12. Love the cover... Sort of reminds me of the cover of Eve for some reason. Anywho, the fact that it takes place in Ireland makes me soooo happy since my recent short story took place in Ireland. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Brittany B.
    taylorswiftfan103@gmail.com

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  13. This is already on my to-read list. Would love to win it! I love snarky characters trying to balance out the craziness of their lives! And it's in Ireland, too ^^ *hasjustbeenthere*

    glenraven.27(at)gmail(dot)com
    @Butterfly_Ghost on twitter

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  14. I would love a good book about the fey:) Thanks for the chance to win!

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  15. The cover is awesome and I love fey books! And it takes place in Ireland, so I'm already in love with it :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    nicoleloveskyle2(at)aim(dot)com

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