Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton

Waiting on Wednesday is a super meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's one of my favorite blog activities. There's such a sense of community among book bloggers. This gives us a great opportunity to learn about new books coming down the pike, many we may not be aware of otherwise.

This week, I'm really looking forward to digging into Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton. I had a meeting with an editor from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She gave me their catalogue of upcoming books. That was where I first encountered Tyger Tyger. The big, colorful display in the catalogue caught my eye right away. Then several weeks later, I received an email from the author. After a few exchanges, she had her publicist send me an ARC of Tyger Tyger.

I'm not sure if it's a paranormal or an urban fantasy, but it sounds good! Check out the blurb on the back of the book...

Teagan Wylltson's best friend, Abby, dreams that horrifying creatures--goblins, shape-shifters, and beings of unearthly beauty but terrible cruelty--are hunting Teagan. Abby is always coming up with crazy stuff, though, so Teagan isn't worried. Her life isn't in danger. In fact, it's perfect. She's on track for a college scholarship. She has a great job. She's focused on school, work, and her future. No boys, no heartaches, no problems.

 Until Finn Mac Cumhaill arrives. Finn's a bit on the unearthly beautiful side himself. He has a killer accent and a knee-weakening smile. And either he's crazy or he's been haunting Abby's dreams, because he's talking about goblins, too . . . and about being The Mac Cumhaill, born to fight all goblin-kind. Finn knows a thing or two about fighting. Which is a very good thing, because this time, Abby's right. The goblins are coming.

How different is this eh? No vampires, werewolves, angels or fairies. The author scores points in my book just for coming up with a new supernatural entity! What do you think? Have you read any stories about goblins? This is the first book in what I believe is a trilogy. I can't wait to read it.

Releases November 15, 2010



  1. This was my Wow for last week! I am totally psyched for a book about goblins! Yippie!!!

    Check out my WoW :D

  2. Ooooh, good pick, good pick! I'm totally excited for this book! Have been for a while! :) Fantasy lover here. <3

    Here's what I'm waiting on!

  3. Great pick. This looks like a good one!

    Here is my WOW!

  4. A breather! Goblins now. I've read good things about this book. Great pick!

  5. This looks like a really interesting book and it's sitting on Kindle waiting to be read. Thanks for sharing the blurb :)

    Come by and see my WOW

  6. Good pick! Very excited for this one. I've been following the blog tour for it. :)

    What I'm waiting on this week

  7. I'm so glad WoW is one of your favorite blog activities! Thanks for participating!

  8. Great WoW choice. I haven't read anything with goblins in since I was a kid. Can't wait to see what this book's like.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. This is what I'm Waiting On this week. J x

  9. I haven't followed the "fantasy" or "paranormal" genre, but I know that anything that has a unique twist would get my vote.

    Here's mine:

  10. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this book. I hope to read it too.

  11. I'm excited for this one too! I've heard good things about it and I'm glad it comes out soon! Thanks for sharing :)

    Here's what I'm waiting for this week :)

  12. I am starting to share all the excitement about the book as keep seeing it everywhere, hope you enjoy it June!

    My WoW and WWW today

    jackie >_<

  13. I'm a big fan of the books about faeries and I can't wait to start reading this one either!

    Check out my pick HERE!

  14. Nice pick! It looks good and I hope you'll enjoy it.

  15. I've seen this one around and I find my imagination mesmerized by the tree on the cover. It just looks so cool! Thanks for stopping by my site today!
    The Delusional Diaries


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