Monday, December 28, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins


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Kill the beast. Win the girl. New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.

When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward.

Princess Aerity recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he’s buried begin to surface against his wishes.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was wonderful, but also had me sad and disappointed. 

My favorite character was Aerity 's sister because she was so passionate. She was optimistic in a time when happiness was much needed. 

My favorite part is when Aerity is doing tricks in front of the hunters because she is so focused and the description is beautiful. 

I recommend this book to anyone who likes tales of sacrifice, beasts, and hopeless romance. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up. 

This book's publishing date is March 8, 2016.