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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Review: Bridger by Megan Curd

On the Other Side:

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




First Impressions Last:

This book originally came from the PNR&UF group on GR for their Read2Review. As I read the email I revieved about it, I was immediately hooked and wanted to read it, so I went straight to the sign-up page. This is where time-zones start to really annoy me, because there was only a certain amount of people who could sign up, I got in just as I woke up (I woke up early that day too) yet I still missed out. However, thanks to the wonderful and amazing Megan Curd, she allowed me and two others to be able to read this book, she ALSO, gave everyone on the sign-ups her other book AS WELL as Bridger, Forbidden (Forbidden review coming soon).




Behind the 258 Pages:







WARNING. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ THIS BOOK, DO NOT READ THE BLURB, IF YOU HAVE READ THE BLURB, READ THIS BOOK AFTER YOU'VE FORGOTTEN WHAT IT SAYS! IT WILL SPOIL THE BEAUTY OF THIS BOOK! (I don't even know why I posted the blurb, but still, just forget it before reading this book)

This book would have been all the more better (including 5 stars) if the blurb wasn't what it was. It explains basically the whole story of the novel and leaves no room for surprise bevause we already know what happens. It also stops us from making the all important connection with our protagonist as we are thrust into this new world with her, but from the blurb, this doesn't happen as it should have if the blurb wasn't as it was. We already knew that she was a Bridger as well as Tess (we only just got a name to the face), and we already knew that there was going to be something between Ashlyn and Liam. If you take out the blurb for this book, it would be 5 stars, but when something so small, brings down most of the book because you already know what's going to happen, does spoil the book and you don't enjoy it as you know you should. Ultimately the blurb is one of the most important parts of a novel, because it entices you to want to read the story and pick it up, other than the cover (and author) it is what brings people to read it and to stop for a moment to look at it. Yes, this is a rant about the blurb, because the rest of the book was brilliant and I loved it, but there's no point in saying how much I loved this book when the blurb was the only arising issue.

The only thing the blurb doesn't do, is tell us the background information that does help us to connect with Ashlyn. The fact that this book is one of those brilliant ones that continuously pull you through the whole story, devouring every page gets you through the novel, because we already know everything, this is the most key factor in this novel as we're reading. There is no element of surprise. Although I try not to read blurbs because some have the whole story written in the blurb, but of course you have to read the blurb to find out if the story appeals to you.

I shall stop my blurb ranting, because otherwise I could go on for a good 20minutes. It is only the blurb that has brought this book down to 4 stars, nothing else. If it wasn't for the blurb, I completely would have loved this book.        

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What's Next:

Traitor (Bridger #2)
Traitor (Bridger, #2)Finding the Time: 17 March 2012
At The Other End: Ashlyn never believed in fairy tales until she was in one.

They say ignorance is bliss, but not when you're on a centuries old hit list...and there's a traitor in your midst.

Ashlyn must decide what's most important: trusting the allies she has, or siding with those she thought were enemies. Ashlyn knows old friends can turn on her, and unlikely allies may be the best chance she has to piece her family back together. No matter what her choice, she could lose someone she loves.

And when you don't know who to trust, believe one thing: You can never trust a faerie.

1 comment:

  1. Will order and place it in my TBR pile, until I forget the synopsis..LOL.

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