Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bridger by Megan Curd

By Megan Curd

From Goodreads:
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.

Alexia’s Review:
Let me start off by saying - I’m not usually that ‘into’ fairy / faery books, but this book converted me! Megan Curd put a different twist to the whole faery theme. I had fun reading this book.

Ashlyn went through a major tragedy in the beginning of the book and to be honest I thought it was weird to start a book with such an intense scene, but it paid off. She was devastated and dealt with the outcome as best she could, which she did very admirably. She gets thrown into this ‘new’ world of Irish folklore that turns out to be true. She handles each situation very well after a rocky start. Her best friend turns out to be a big B-with-an-itch, but Ash prevails. She turns to her new found family and together they kick ass. Ashlyn has about 3 guys wanting her – Liam, Reese & Antony.

Liam is Ashlyn’s hot-tamale. Oooh… if I were a little younger I would so jump on that boat! He is dark, handsome and mysterious – who doesn’t like that? Liam and Ash have an instant connection *cue fireworks and fluttering butterflies*. He is a great Protector and Ashlyn is a very lucky lady.

Reese is one of Ash’s best friends but he has always had a crush on her. He is always there to pick her up when she’s feeling down. Reese is a great friend but Liam has left his mark on Ashlyn pretty well.

Antony… hmmm… I’m so curious about him. He has this mysterious / uninterested vibe going. He seems to want Ashlyn and I’m excited to see how these two characters interact with each other hopefully in the sequel, Traitor.

Overall this was a great read and I really enjoyed Megan Curd’s writing style. Definitely an author I’ll be following in the future.

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