Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerhill

Ever the Hunted
Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms, #1)
 Author:  Erin Summerhill
Series: Ever the Hunted #1
  Published: December 27, 2016
 Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: e-book
 Source: for review

Summary from Goodreads:
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, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

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 daunting and dangerous force.

*I received a copy from the publishers via Netgalley.

I was not sure what to expect from this book because I never really paid a whole lot of attention to reviews or the summary.  I did notice that the reviews were mixed, so I did not expect to like it.  I know I loved the cover and was intrigued by it.  I’ve always said I’m iffy about fantasy, but after I have read some, I think I may just be picky with it.  This one, for the most part, kept my attention. 
The one problem I had with this story is it took me a little bit to like Cohen as a lead.  I’m easily caught up with how a main character feels toward the main guy.  It took me a little bit to warm up to Cohen. 

Overall, I found this to be a fairly clean read. There was some mild cussing.  There were phrases said that wouldn’t be curse words the world adopts, but there are phrases said several times throughout the book that I would consider the characters used to curse.  There is also a scene where the characters sleep in the same bed.

On a side note, the author answered a question and confirmed there is LGBT in the next book.

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