Emotional wounds still fresh from her father's death, Ashlyn McVean discovers that faeries exist. Not just that, but that she herself is a Bridger - one of two in existence. Add that to a plethora of secrets slowly seeping out of her family, being stuck between a friend who wants to be more than just a friend, a boyfriend she can't be completely honest with, and a best friend who may or may not be psycho, and you have Ashlyn McVean's life.
What I love about Ashlyn is that she is your average girl. She has a brother she loves to tease, a mother who cares deeply, and a grandmother she doesn't always see eye-to-eye with. She's not the most popular girl in school but she's not completely invisible either. She's just a funny, video-game-loving, down-to-earth girl, and that's what makes her so lovable and relatable.
The book's settings, plural, are impressive. Moving characters half way around the world can be tricky if the story isn't about traveling. Curd manages to split the story between Ireland and the US effortlessly, delivering both the feel of a vacation abroad and the drone of high school effortlessly.
Faeries. Irish boys. Ninja grannies (okay, not really, but you'll see what I mean,) this book is an entertaining read from one page to the next. The only downside is that it is currently only available as an ebook. It'll be available on paperback at the end of the month through Amazon. But until then, get with the times! Download Bridger by Megan Curd and enjoy!