REVIEW: Bridger by Megan Curd
by Megan Curd
Bridger Series, Book One
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.
MY THOUGHTS: 4 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
Ashlyn has just lost her father in a freak accident. Still, she’s determined to go on the trip to Ireland to visit family they had been planning. Along with her best friend Jamie, she makes the trip. When she is there, she learns that no one is who they seem: her best friend is really an evil creature, her grandmother is an immortal warrior, and Ashlyn herself is a mixture of fae and Changeling the world has never seen before.
Along with some help from her guardian Liam and her kick-ass Memaw, Ashlyn must keep herself and her family safe from those who would do them harm–the ancient evil that has been after her family for centuries.
I kind of went back and forth on my rating for this book, but I think ultimately I ended up giving it four stars because the good outweighed the bad.
I like Ashlyn, though I wish she had a little more guts…especially when it comes to guys. Before the important part of the story, it’s clear that Ashlyn’s best guy friend, Reese, is in love with her. She does not feel the same, but nonetheless leads him on by snuggling with him and sometimes even holding hands. Um, helllooooo?? That’s just bitchy. On the other hand, when it comes to Liam, she is a total pushover. I’ll keep it spoiler free, but let’s just say there was a point where both of them were acting quite immature, then Ashlyn forgave him way too easily. I did not love the way the relationships played out in this book.
What I did love, however, was the rich folklore surrounding the supernatural types in this book. The fae in this story are different than any others I’ve encountered, and I can’t say I’ve ever read about Changelings. The supernatural characters, both good and evil, definitely made the book entertaining!
There wasn’t too much action, but the couple of scenes the book did have were awesome and made up for it.
I enjoyed being immersed in this world and can’t wait to see what happens next!