Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Review: Hunted by Meagan Spooner

This book was everything I wanted it to be. I'm not sure where to begin talking about it. I knew I would love it the moment I first saw it. The cover is gorgeous. The summary is amazing. And I adore Meagan. I'm so glad that I was right. Because, oh, I loved this book so much. It was so amazing. And really evil too. Ack.

The writing in this book was just truly awesome. I loved it right away and I never stopped loving it. The setting was amazing too. I loved reading a little bit about the town they live in. I just loved reading about the forest. And the castle. And eee. This book was just all kinds of exciting. I enjoyed reading every moment of it.

Okay, I wish the ending had been a little bit longer, but apart from that I loved everything. The ending included. It was awesome. It felt like this would be one book only. But oh, how I want a sequel more than anything. And Goodreads mentions that this is part of something. But I do not know what. I need to know. Right away. Will there be a sequel? Or just other fairy tale books? Oh, how I am curious. Either way, I will love whatever Meagan is writing next. Just really hoping for a Hunted sequel, lol. I'm not done with this world or these characters. I mean, the epilogue was awesome, if a bit evil, but I still think there could be more. So fingers crossed for that. Either way, though, I enjoyed this book oh so much. I shall be looking for all the editions. I need them all.

This book is told from the point of view of Yeva. Whom is all kinds of awesome. I adored her so much. I loved reading about her life. I loved her two older sisters too. They were kind and sweet and so amazing. Their dad was pretty great too. Yeva was just such an amazing main character. I loved that she loved to hunt, despite not having done it for some years now, after she got older. I loved how she took care of their dogs. Doe-Eyes was so adorable. I just loved reading about Yeva. She was the best. Most of the time, lol.

This story is a retelling of beauty and the beast. And it is such a gorgeous retelling of it. Different, yet the same at times. Much more brutal. Much more exciting. Much better, lol. I adored this retelling so much. There isn't much romance in this one. Which made me a little sad, but I'm okay with it. Because there is more near the ending. And it is so beautiful. And sad. And so perfect. Yes, I do wish there had been more romance, but I'm okay with there not being so. There was the start of a beautiful friendship. Was so good.

There is no love triangle, though at one point Yeva gets engaged to Solmir. She cares for him, but she does not love him, She's trying to save her family. And nothing much happens with this man. I thought it would bother me, but it did not, because he isn't in the story much. And the ending with him was good. I liked it. Solmir was an interesting character, though. He was kind and pretty sweet. A good friend for Yeva and her sisters. I did like reading about him a lot. But also so glad that he wasn't truly a love interest, lol.

Yeva is an amazing hunter. And I loved that part about her. Her father used to call her Beauty, which I found to be all kinds of awesome. I loved their relationship when she was younger. Her father is still awesome, though. I loved how there were so many details about her sisters. And I just adored reading about them. I'm not going to talk too much about the plot in this book, just a little bit. Mostly about the Beast. This book is mostly about Yeva and the Beast, being alone far away. Which I just loved so much.

There are a few small parts in the book from the Beast's point of view. They were amazing. Wish his parts had been longer, but also love that they were short. Must admit that I loved the Beast more than anything. He was dark and awful and sweet and so interesting to get to know. He is more beast than man. And I loved that. He is full of mystery. Of secrets. And getting to know it all was all kinds of exciting. Okay, sure, he keeps her captured in a small cell for many weeks. Which was so awful. Yet I still loved him the most.

There is just so much happening in this book. I'm not sure how to describe some of it. There are fairy tales being told. And they were amazing to read about. There is a bit of magic in this book. And it was stunning. This is not like the disney version of beauty and the beast. There aren't any other people who have been cast a spell on, besides the Beast. Which was all kinds of horrible, to be honest. Because the Beast have been all alone for so long. Just. Ahh. I loved him so much. Despite how dark he was. Loved.

I don't know what else to say. I want to say it all. This book was beyond amazing. Hunted was everything I wanted it to be. Full of fantasy, adventure, heartbreak and love. Reading about Beauty and the Beast was the most fun thing. They argue a bunch. Yet they slowly become friends. I loved their relationship so much. Sniffs. Hunted was perfection. Writing was so good. And I loved every moment of this book. Eee. I just wish it had been even longer, lol. Thank you so, so much to HarperTeen for Edelweiss auto approval.


  1. Oh, this sounds just as good as I had hoped! I'm a fan of retellings and I can't wait to meet Yeva. Plus, I like that this is a bit darker and more dangerous. I'll have to grab up my copy soon as I'm so tempted. Lovely review, Carina :)

  2. I have been wanting to drop everything and dive straight into this one, it just sounds like the perfect retelling for me, also my sister ended up reading it in one day and loving it too! So glad that you were able to enjoy this one too Carina! Lovely review! :)

  3. Ah YAY!! Glad to hear you loved this one. I'm hoping to read it soon--but my daughter had made off with my copy haha. Something to look forward to! :D

  4. I really really loved this book! It was exactly what I wanted. I'm so glad you loved it too!

  5. So glad you loved this one, C. I know you love this author. :)

  6. I have this one for review! But I have not read it yet. I am glad that you adored this book so much, Carina! Your enthusiasm is infectious. I am even more excited to read this book!

    Wonderful review, Carina. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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