Author: Kersten Hamilton
Book: (Goblin Wars, #1)
This book reminded me a bit of the Iron King books but it was much much better than those. It was a bit slow at first but the action and stuff picked up as the book progressed. Honestly I've only heard of goblins in movies...I don't think I've ever read anything with them in it. Not yet anyway...
Teagan (Tea) went through her life not believing in the stories her dad read or the paintings of goblins that her mom painted. All that mattered was her job working at the zoo and getting good grades. Then her cousin Finn moves in with them and things go downhill quickly. An animal dies at the zoo and Tea is blamed and to top it off both she and her brother (Aiden) are seeing things no one else can see. Well no one except for Finn.
After Finn leaves their mother dies and months later their father goes missing. Finn comes back and helps them find their father only to have him kidnapped by a goblin. Together they must get him back and the only way to do that is by taking Aiden with them. He has the power to make a path in the right direction by singing. When Tea, Aiden and Finn find Josh (Tea's and Aiden's father) they come face to face with the one who keeps him captive. Fear Doirich.
Will they defeat him and save Josh? Will they escape from Mag Mell? Or will he live to haunt them all?
Ok the romance was really lacking but there were quite a few close calls when it came to kissing. XD I loved Aiden! Haha! He was a great character and I loved his role. I am still stuck wondering what Tea's powers are but I figure they will be revealed in the next book. Finn was a great character but why on earth does he feel he needs permission to kiss Tea? Agh! I still enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next book.
About The Author
Kersten Hamilton is the author of several picture books and many novels, including the acclaimed YA paranormal trilogy The Goblin Wars. When she's not writing, she hunts dinosaurs in the deserts and badlands near Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she lives. For more about Kersten, please visit www.kerstenhamilton.com.