I received this book for free from Uppercase Box in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hunted by Meagan Spooner
Published by HarperTeen on March 14th 2017
Genres: Fairytale Retelling, Fantasy & Magic, YA, Young Adult
Source: Uppercase Box
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Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
This was different, not what I expected at all. As much as I liked it, I wasn’t feeling the relationship between Yeva and the Beast. I also thought the middle was weird. Honestly I liked it but I think I had more issues with it than I realized. Plus I am not really sure why I liked it. lol
Ok, I found the story interesting and I liked the characters. The story is told in Yeva (Beauty) POV with some journal entries from the Beast. I wasn’t really understand his back story plus his demand on her was odd, I didn’t understand that relationship they had. I also didn’t feel a lot of chemistry he was a little too intense and really didn’t get to see a “softer” side of him. As the story progressed we his the middle (closer to the end) area that had the “Beast’s Forest”, I don’t know if I missed something but this totally confused the heck out of me. I didn’t get it, I also still wasn’t sure what the heck was going on. I felt like an entire section of the story was sort of missing. I honestly really liked her and I think that was what kept me reading plus I liked her sisters. I almost would have been ok with not having the Beast’s Forest and just having her meet him and build a relationship from there. I don’t know something was off about the book but I liked it, otherwise I wouldn’t have finished it.
I don’t want to be harsh, honestly I liked it, I think it was Yeva that made me enjoy it, however, the story wasn’t what I was expecting and the end sort of just happened and fell flat. I would recommend because maybe you will see it differently then I did and then we can chat about it.
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