Bridger by Megan Curd
Summary via Goodreads:
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.
Bridger is a fun, fast-paced and electrifying book to read! The characters are very much alive and likable like the protagonist, Ashlyn. She’s a super fun character. I personally like protagonists with spunk and independent features and Ashlyn have those and more. She’s funny, witty, brave and has a lot of common sense. I’ve read quite a few books with heroines having these characteristics but Ashlyn’s have them in a whole new and distinct level. Furthermore, she makes good decisions and uses her head most of the time and that’s what I personally like about her.
The supporting characters are also fun to read. Reese made me laugh so hard! He kinda reminds me of Simon from The Mortal Instruments in some ways. Liam, on the other hand, is a full-on swooner but not the typical type. He’s got no overflowing teen angst like most of the typical YA leading men. He’s actually very sweet and warm kind of person. I’d be a hypocrite though if I said that when he did that stupid “I’ll-make-Ashlyn-jealous” moments didn’t make me want to knock his head off. But other than that, I liked him.
The world building was also fantastic. Megan Curd painted it perfectly inside my head with her brilliant and vivid story-telling. Same goes for the fight scenes, it’s one of my favorites. Two thumbs for that!
I’m giving Bridger a strong 4.5 out of 5 stars and I highly recommend this to all YA Fantasy junkies especially if you like Faeries and all that jazz.