About The Book:
Title: EVER THE HUNTED
Author: Erin Summerill
Pub. Date: December 27, 2016
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Rating: 5 Stars
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.
Review & Quotes
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy for an honest review.
Ever the Hunted grabbed me right from the start with its amazing world building and action. This book truly has it all from romance, war, political intrigue, betrayal and romance. I could not put this book down from the moment I picked it up. It honestly is what I had been craving in a YA fantasy novel for some time.
Britta is trying to survive after her fathers death. With her not having any rights to claim her land or home due to her parents union she is desperate. When she is caught poaching on the Kings land, she is offered a deal. She will die for her crimes or hunt her fathers murder. She finds out they have evidence that her friend and love Cohen is the one they believe did it. Since Britt’s father was the best tracker and now she is, they want her to hunt for him.
“Doesn’t matter,if there are no prints to follow. You could take off and I’d never find you.”
“Oh Britt, if I were ever the hunted, you’d find me. Is that what you’re worried about? That I’ll take off and leave you behind?”
The flash backs that Britta has of her relationship with Cohen adds so many layers to the story. It makes it a deeper relationship and the betrayal she feels so much worse.
“Both male and female doves care for their young. And they mate for life. Shows they’re loyal to one another.”
“Like them, you’re loyal. Compassionate. But you never want help when I offer.”
“Stop offering and I’ll stop refusing.”
“Whatever you say, Dove.”
What will Britt uncover about Cohen? Why did he not come back? Did he murder her father?
Ever the Hunted is seriously one of the best books I read this year. If you want a book that is original, and draws you in, this is it!!! I cannot wait for the next book, like I need it now! I would definitely recommend it and I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
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.
3 winners will receive a signed finished copy of EVER THE HUNTED, US Only.
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