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.
This book is a fun adventure full of faeries who chose to be evil and are called goblins. The main characters Teagan, Finn and Aiden are very likable. In fact, I just fell in love with Aiden the 6 year old boy. A lot of humor comes from his character and he is able to say things that make you laugh. Teagan, is also a very likable character and she uses her brain to get them out of trouble many times. So, Finn wasn't the only hero in this story and I loved that. Finn is also very aware of his responsibilities and always wants to do the right thing no matter what his circumstances are in his life. He falls for Teagan but doesn't want to break her heart. However, it doesn't stop him from helping her rescue her father in Meg Mell which has befallen an evil spell by an evil enemy. He is aware of the risk, but will risk it without asking anything from Teagan. Makes him a very loveable hero in this story.
I think my only big criticism in this book is a completely personal one. It had to do with St. Patrick, himself. He only makes a few mentions in this book, but I've never saw him as a hero. I've always had a soft spot for all the snakes he drove out of Ireland and I don't agree with forced conversion. Yes, for those that don't know... the snakes were not of the animal kind, but the human kind. He displaced people from their homes. I'm not saying he had an easy life or was evil, I just don't see him as a hero. So, you see, it is completely personal reasons and I hope the author and my Catholic friends forgive me of this transgress. It really didn't impact that much on my enjoyment as a whole in the book, but loud mouthed me just had to say something. ;)
I give this book 5 stars. I so recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a fun paranormal adventure book. Quite honestly the blurb above and the cover don't do justice to the book. It exceeded my expectations and I can't wait for the next installment (which I hope there is going to be one).
I'd like to thank the author, Kersten Hamilton for suggesting I read it, NetGalley, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the opportunity. No compensation was given for my review.