Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date : November 15th 2010
ISBN : 9780547330082
Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.
Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.
This book has it all ... for the young teenager with the active imagination, they are going to have some pretty amazing pictures popping into their heads as they turn the page.
The story never rests - there is always something happening - and you find yourself being taken on a magical journey ... with part of you knowing/hoping that there will be a happy ending.
As Teagan's journey takes them into a magical dark place in search of her father, they find out some news about their heritage that could make all the difference to the budding relationship between Teagan and Finn.
The way the story ended, leaves me with no doubt that there will be ... or should be .. a follow up to this book. And throughout the book, there are underlying messages (well I think there is) regarding trust, promises and naturally, the ongoing battle between good and bad, light and dark, and the choices that we all make as we walk through life.
Well done Kersten .. a brilliant read for the young teenagers, YA or anyone that just likes a good story.
RATING : 8/10