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.
Book: Bridger by Megan Curd
Release Date: June 4, 2011
Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult
Series: Bridger, #1
Obtained: As part of a book tour
Rating: (4 Zombies)
I loved loved loved reading about Ashlyn's adventures over the course of Bridger! It reminded me somewhat of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series, but not in a copycat way, more of just the general feel of the book. Any fans of the Iron Fey should definitely give Bridger a try.
Ashlyn was one of my favorite MCs in a while because, no matter how much she got thrown at her, she never gave up or whined about it, she just kept going. Anyone who knows me knows that one of the tings I hate most about YA main characters is that so many of them think of themselves as victims and wait for everyone else (generally their boyfriends) to save them. Ashlyn was amazingly different from the norm in that sense.
If you love fantasy and faeries, then Bridger is a great -- not to mention inexpensive -- book that I would recommend to anyone!