When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears by Kersten Hamilton. Book 3 in The Goblin Wars.
Publication Date: August 2013
List Price: $16.99
Review: A highborn/ human girl named Teagan, her brother, Aiden who she hasn't seen for a while, her father who she has been traveling with, her best friend Abby, the boy she likes Fin, and an angel Raynor make up the character in The Goblin Wars-When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears by Kersten Hamilton tells a story of a highborn (a creature that lives in a world called Mag Mell) named Teagan who has to face cat-s’dhe, other highborn, and an evil monster who goes by the name Mab. This is the third book in its series.
Teagan meets up with Aiden and tries to keep him out of the clutches of Mab, who is trying to obtain Aiden's song named The Minstrel Boy. Teagan also has to battle cat-s’dhe, Mab, and other large and intimidating creatures. She also has to face seeing Fin and realizing that he would always be in her life. Fin also has to face problems too. He has to prove himself to Teagan's father before he is allowed to marry her. Aiden has to be kept hidden away to be safe from Mab. Her father knowing that he won't be around forever he tries his best to keep his daughter and son safe at all times. But mainly the story is about trying to keep Mab away from Aiden.
Kersten Hamilton lacks necessary components to most of the characters like a backstory about relations with the characters. But in what she lacks she makes up for in the plot and the rest of the book. She also creates an amazing atmosphere of tension between Fin and Gil. She creates strong tension between Teagan's over protective dad and Fin. The story has amazing details, which the reader uses to create great mental images and be involved deeply into the book. The final thing about the book is that the way the story is written is what I like best about it; Hamilton has a way of making books come alive and a way to keep the reader interested in it and go out to read more and more of this. Since this book is third book in its series go check out the first two and find out what lead up to this. This book is recommended for girls for romance and boys for action, but it could be reversed. Also there are some gory details that might offend some children and even adults too. So The Goblin Wars-When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears is recommended for 10-13 year olds for language and the content of the plot.
Review written by Jarred (6th grade student).
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