From the flap:
In a sea of dark and twisted fantasies that seem to dominate the shelves, TYGER, TYGER is a welcome reprieve. Not that it doesn’t have its moments of fantastic creepiness. Hamilton’s vivid descriptions of the cat-sidhe and other goblin-kind are enough to raise the hairs on your arms. But the lovely imagery of the magical Mag Mell and a cast of characters as sweet and uncomplicated as those of most Meg Cabot books spins the story into something less gritty and more fairytale.
Teagan isn’t the typical sassy main character you see in many YA novels. She’s shy with a quiet strength that is sometimes overshadowed by the fun and entertaining best friend who has connections to the mob. Or the adorable love interest Finn – an Irish boy cursed with the second sight and the gift to battle the goblins. But the real star of the story comes in Tegan’s younger brother, Aiden. A quirky and sweet little guy with a love for what might be considered obscure musical taste to today’s generation.
As with most fantasies, world building is key and Hamilton delivers some beautiful reimagined, though at times excessive, Irish Folklore. The story starts off a little slow, dropping plenty of foreshadowing and hints until six chapters in, when the real action begins. As secrets unfold, it becomes obvious that TYGER, TYGER is a detour from the expected hero saves the day storyline and you’ll find it hard to put down. This is a fantasy book for those looking for a softer side of the fantasy world.