Scotland's Guardian by Katherine Gerlach
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I highly enjoyed this tale of friendship, set in the Celtic Otherworld of Alba.
It follows Bryanna, a young girl who thought everything in life was normal: until the day a stranger turns up and kidnaps her father, and she is suddenly plunged into a mysterious alternate Scotland, populated with monsters from the darkest fables and characters from myth and legend. Some seek to help her, others to hinder her and even her best friend - red-haired Kaylee - could turn against her.
(view spoiler)[This book is the story of friendship, specifically between the two girls - one of whom has been charged with the (eventual) killing of the other. I enjoyed watching their friendship develop and how they supported one another, despite the fact that the main character had been warned about her friend's potential treachery. She refused to back down and give up on her. (hide spoiler)]
I also enjoyed the Celtic aspects, specifically in the forms of the creatures and the characters encountered along the way.
There is plenty of excitement and adventure, with a non-stop plot and more than a few twists.
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