Title: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: Eurona Duology Book 1
Publisher: Harper Teen
“Aerity…” Her father paused as if the words he was forming pained him. “I must ask you to sacrifice the promise of love for the sake of our kingdom.”
She could only stare back, frozen.
When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.
Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger…until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.
Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s 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 perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface.
Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale “The Singing Bone,” 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.
Rating: I will be giving this book a 2 out of 5 stars. Overall, this book was ok. I was really expecting a lot more out of this book and from time to time I ended up not paying attention or skimming through it. The synopsis of this book is what originally got my attention in wanting to read it. However, between the author jumping around from character to character and the book having some dull moments, I found myself not really enjoying this book. I also had a very hard time connecting with the heroine, Aerity, in the book. If you like retellings then you might be interested in this book. I personally had a rough time with this book but you might have a different experience. Comment below if you have read this book and tell me your thoughts.