In Ever The Hunted, Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, a legendary bounty hunter—that is, until her father is murdered. The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart.
She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a force to be reckoned with.
I received an eARC of Ever The Hunted from Netgalley and the publisher, HMH Books for Young Readers, in exchange for an honest review.
I loved the cover for Ever The Hunted, and the premise, but the execution failed to pull me into the story.
Britta’s life was hard on paper, but in practice, everything was simple. You always knew that she was going to make it through whatever scrap she was in. I never got invested in her or Cohen because I could tell everything was going to be fine. The only thing that intrigued me was the ending, for what it means for her future, but it also basically sets up a love triangle. I won’t spoil it any further, but I was surprised and then annoyed.
I felt like I’d read every part of this book before in other books, so this gets a 2 star rating from me. I really did not enjoy it, and I won’t be continuing to read the series.
Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.
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