My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Summary (from Goodreads): 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.
My Summary: Teagan's had her whole life planned out for years: she's going to work at the zoo until she can get into an awesome college and graduate with a couple of degrees.
But things start taking an unexpected turn for the worse after Finn comes to town. Within weeks, Teagan's whole life has been turned upside-down, and it's all she can do to hold on. Then when the worst happens, Finn disappears.
A year later Teagan is trying to move on as best she can... until Finn reappears, making a strange request. Just as she thinks things can't get any weirder, her dad is kidnapped by a goblin and taken into their world. With nothing left to lose, Tea and Finn set off on an adventure through the terrifying world of the goblins, hoping they can find Teagan's dad before it's too late.
My Thoughts: This was a great read! It was extremely refreshing to read something that wasn't quite like anything I'd ever read before (goblins! Can you honestly say you've read a book about goblins before?). It was really addicting as well; I told myself I would only read a few pages before bed, but I found myself unable to put it down and ended up finishing it all in one sitting. No regrets, either - this book was definitely worth it!
Final Thoughts: I recommend this to anyone who's looking for a fresh take on paranormal YA. Check it out! I'll be reviewing the next book in the trilogy as well, so check back soon!