The Great Hunt, by Wendy Higgins | Book Review #159

“Aerity…” Her father paused as if the words he was forming pained him. “I must ask you to 22428707sacrifice the promise of love for the sake of our kingdom.”

She could only stare back, frozen.

When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger… until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. There’s no denying the unspoken lure between them… or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets he’s buried begin to surface.”

I honestly had such high hopes for this novel and mentally compared The Great Hunt to Higgins’ Sweet Evil trilogy before actually reading The Great Hunt. That, my friends, was a huge mistake, and my ultimate downfall of expectations for this novel.

The Great Hunt is a loose retelling of beauty and the beast. While featuring multiple points of view in this book, we read from Aerity’s view, who is the main character in this novel. Continue reading

Library Reads | #13 – Part One


Hello all! I hope you all have had a great day or night, depending on where you are!

If you don’t know the purpose of these library reads, it’s to be able to recall my thoughts on books that I’ve borrowed from the library, before reading them.

This is what I’ve recently borrowed: Continue reading