Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Bridger Book Tour- Review and Giveaway

Welcome to the Bridger Book Tour! I have a review and a giveaway. 

Author:Megan Curd
Publisher:Soul Fire Press
Pub. Date:07/28/2011
ISBN:098372251X (ISBN13: 9780983722519)

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.

(Summary and cover via Goodreads)

Ashlyn is excited to visit her grandmother's home country of Ireland. Things get even more exciting when she meets a super cute guy. When her best friend and travel companion seems to turn on her though, Ashlyn realizes that something is very strange. She learns that all the Irish fairy tales she grew up hearing are actually real, and she is a vital part of them. Ashlyn now has to deal with secrets, supernatural surprises, and danger around every corner. Can she manage to stay alive and keep a boyfriend?

This book was very charming. Things took some very interesting twists that I was not expecting. I loved the use of Irish folk lore and fairy tales. This was a fun and original aspect of the book. Liam was definitely swoon-worthy, and I felt really bad for him at times. He had a lot of interesting conflict going on. The only problem I had was that one particular plot point felt a little rushed (I won't say what to avoid spoilers), but it wasn't a big deal. It certainly didn't take away from my enjoyment.

This book will leave you wanting more. There are a lot of unanswered questions and problems in the end, and this proves to be a perfect set-up for a sequel. I was sad to see the book end. It has fun romance (with bits of romantic conflict) and some very awesome action scenes. I loved that the girls were getting to be a major part of the action. Memaw was perhaps my favorite character. She was tough and had a history I was wanting to know more about. Overall, this is a great book that will leave you ready to read more.

Book provided for review.

Check out the giveaway info after the cut!

I have one e-book to give away at this stop of the tour! To enter, leave your name and e-mail in the Rafflecopter widget. There is one bonus entry for leaving a comment on this post. 

There is also a Grand Prize giveaway of a signed print copy and swag on November 13th, so be sure to check the tour page for more info. Also be sure to visit all the stops on the tour for more chances to win!

And finally, during the month of October, for every Bridger eBook Megan sells, she will be donating $1 to a community of single moms & low-income families in Ecuador! Megan spent time with this particular community during a mission trip. What a great chance to read a great book and help out people in need. 

Thanks for stopping by!


Chris said...

I love fairy stories and I have a son named Liam, so I am a little partial to anything using the name :)

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Judy said...

I love fairy tales and this sounds like there will be a lot of obstacles just like most fairy tales:)


Lora1967 said...

This ooks like a great book. ll books won are donated to the Franklin High school for the teacher book swap. Thanks for the chance

Julie said...

You had me at hit list and crazed pixies!!

Barbara said...

Irish fairy tales - win! Great review, this sounds like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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Nikki said...

Who doesn't love fairy tales? Especially us females:) We gre up on them!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diana said...

I love the story, the characters and fairy tales of course.
Thank you for the giveaway!

Pabkins said...

I like fey stories...honestly though the description sounds a bit generic to me but I'm willing to give it a chance. the thing that catches me the most is the cover
Pabkins @ Mission to Read

brendajean said...

I simply love anything to do with pixies! Those naughty imps!
Thanks for the chance:)

BlackWolf said...

great review!

Julie said...

I love books set in Ireland that involve the Fae! Plus, I've heard good things about this book :)