Ever the Hunted, by Erin Summerill | Book Review #220


28114396-2Seventeen 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.

Ever the Hunted is the first book in the Clash of Kingdoms duology/trilogy/series.

When I originally found Ever the Hunted on the internet, I couldn’t help but have high hopes and expectations for the story. While the book did have its interesting moments, but the story still fell flat as to my expectations. 

unnamed-17I found that Ever the Hunted was slightly predictable. I didn’t know what to make of the story while reading the book. However, the world that Ever the Hunted takes place in is truly interesting. I honestly couldn’t care less though about the “fear” that the one kingdom has over the other.

Something that I didn’t like about Ever the Hunted is that the ending ends in a cliff-hanger. I mean, we find out who killed Brits father–which is great, but with finding Britta’s fathers murderer, other questions and characters have arisen that we don’t have the answers for in Ever the Hunted. Which is an immense pity, since Ever the Hunted could have been such a solid stand-alone novel.

Overall, I found the book to be interesting and different, yet, not all that great.

I ended up giving Ever the Hunted, 3 of 5 stars on Goodreads.

Have you read Ever the Hunted? What did you think of it? 

Happy Reading!

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