Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton
Teagan's life gets turned completely upside down when Finn, her cousin who is really cute, arrives and brings with him creatures out of a Celtic nightmare. A shadow kills her mom, and this event pulls Teagan into a confrontation with the dreaded goblins from Irish lore.
The Celtic mythology was interesting although it quickly became overwhelming. I couldn't keep up with all the names and various myths being thrown around and so parts of the story became incomprehensible to me although the overall story was still understandable.
My second point of contention with this book was how quickly Teagan seems to get over her mom. Her mom passes away, and then there is a scene two weeks into the future where her best friend, Abby, asks her if she's still sad. Teagan says yes, and that's basically the last time Teagan shows any grief. This struck me as very unrealistic since Teagan and her mom seemed relatively close, and I was unable to really focus on the story after that because it felt unnatural.
I know a lot of other people enjoyed this story, but I really couldn't get into it.
Star Rating: 2.0/5.0
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