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18 October 2011


Ashlyn McVean doesn't believe in fairy tales.

That is, until she's 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.

BRIDGER description and cover art courtesy of GOODREADS

I received an electronic copy of BRIDGER as part of a blog tour arranged by Julie at A TALE OF MANY REVIEWS

Legend of changelings, Irish folk lore & an age old grudge combine to make BRIDGER a unique story about a teen girl finding her true self.

BRIDGER starts out with a splash, literally. The main character, Ashlyn and her brother have just witnessed their father drowning to death. Author Megan Curd, wastes no time in introducing the plot line here when Ashlyn is able to exert strength she shouldn't have on one of the EMT's who have responded. I liked how this engaged me as a reader right away and made me want to read on to find out what was going on and who (and what) Ashlyn really was.

I also really liked the relationship between Ashlyn and her grandmother. Though not the friendliest, nor the most loving, of relationships, it's somewhat antagonistic nature was interesting to read about. In the beginning of BRIDGER, I didn't like the grandmother at all because of how she seemed to treat Ashlyn, but after discovering that Ashlyn was a changeling, it was easier for me to connect with the grandmother's character's feelings and actions. I never totally excused how she treated Ashlyn at the start of the novel, but it definitely put things in perspective.

I didn't like how some scenes were written in the book as a clear foreshadowing to the plot, but then never followed up on. Weird coincidences and events would occur, but then seemed to fall flat and weren't alluded to anytime later in the story.

BRIDGER is a good story with an engaging and interesting cast of characters. I loved how the author blended Irish folk lore with a modern, contemporary setting and came up with a unique plot that explored the legend of changelings.




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