Hunted by Meagan Spooner
My review: 4.5 stars
Atmospheric and suspenseful with an air of mystery and enchantment, Hunted, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast, captures the imagination and is easily read in one sitting. The heroine is strong but conflicted. The author’s attempt to showcase Yeva’s dual nature is not as successful as it could have been, but the point is made. Hunted is magical and descriptive, easy to feel and visualize. At times dark and foreboding with heartache and despair, Hunted is also hopeful and beautiful. A sense of urgency keeps the reader clinching the pages and holding her breath. My only complaint is that the heroine’s journey from hatred to love is less than convincing. Recommended for fans of YA fantasy and fairy-tale re-imaginings.
“Only by understanding the problem can one see past it” (p. 91).
“…we know loss and we know pain and if they were monsters we could fight we would have slain them in her name long ago” (p. 245).
“Nothing in this world has only one nature” (p. 368).