Author: Laura DeLuca
Publisher: Pagan Writers Press
Publish Date: November 8, 2012
Source: I received a copy from the author; however, this did not affect my review.
Why You're Reading This Book
- You're a YA fiction fan.
- You're a paranormal fiction fan.
- You like character driven story.
From Goodreads.com: "Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.
Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil."
My Two Cents:
"Morrigan" is a paranormal story about Morrigan, a girl that has some secret powers. Because she has been in the foster care system for so long and doesn't know her parents, she has absolutely no idea where the powers come from and what it means that she has these powers. The book begins after she realizes that she has these powers and follows her journey into another world to figure out who she is. There is so much in her life that is more than meets the eye.
I really enjoy following Morrigan's journey. She's a great character. You start out feeling pretty bad for her because her life has just been kind of terrible. Being bounced around to all sorts of foster homes does anything but provide a stable foundation. DeLuca does a really good job of creating Morrigan's world so that you actually feel what she's going through and see what she's seeing. Although this story is more character driven than anything else, I really appreciated the detail of the magical world of Tir Na Nog. One of the details that I really liked was Morrigan's cats really being guardians and protecting Morrigan both in the real world and in Tir Na Nog.
I really liked the story about Morrigan finding her family (I don't want to give too much away about that as its the main story arc in the book). I did want to know more about Morrigan's mother and grandmother. I wanted to know more about their backgrounds and how they got to be the way that they were.
I really wish that there had been more detail about the building of the relationship between Morrigan and Filtiarn. They fall for each other very quickly and I wanted to understand more about the motive behind why they fell for each other.
Overall, this is a good story for those who want a little bit of an escape.