Book: Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill
Genre: YA Fantasy
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
One day we were passing through Cedar City and my husband dropped us all off to do some collaboration videos with our kpop youtuber buddies, MADoverKPOP... and since he had time to kill while waiting for us, he went to the book store on Main Street, (called Main Street Books of course) which just happens to be owned by a fellow book blogger from my past life, Megan from Posey Sessions!
So he went to say hi and then said to her, "what book should I buy?" and that's how it came to be that we ended up with this book from that trip and our little stop in Cedar City.
(Here's hoping you enjoyed that story!)
So Erin is one of our local authors who I've seen hanging out in the author circles and finally (I think it's finally, I think she's been working on being published for quite awhile...) she has her own book to present to us! Yeah Erin!
It's set in fantasy world/kingdom and opens when our heroine, Britta, is just emerging after a two month long isolation/mourning time for her father's death. She is starving since she had no one to take care of her during that time. So she goes hunting. And gets caught for poaching. She bargains for her life by agreeing to find her father's murderer, which sadly it appears that her best childhood friend is being accused of.
This sets into motion the story which includes her hunt for this boy followed by the discovery of who she really is, who the murderer really is, and how they can find him and save the king who has been possessed these past months (years?).
Now, while that scenario doesn't sound all that different from many stories, I found myself sucked in and intrigued and interested... and found myself quickly turning pages and not thinking about all the other things I should be/wanted to be doing... which is what seems to happen lately when I try to read.
And so... we broke the cycle! At least with this book! And I enjoyed it a ton and became thoroughly wrapped up in this world. So seriously, you should all go read it. :)