The Blonde Bookworm: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill -- Review

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill -- Review

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Title: Ever the Hunted
Author: Erin Summerill
Pages: 390
ISBN: 0544664450 
Publishing: December 27th 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers


Seventeen 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 was a book I had been looking forward to for quite some time. The premise of the story seemed so interesting and that cover... WOW! I always get a little nervous to read a book when I've been looking forward to it for so long. I tend to work it up in my mind and set pretty high expectations, but no worries here because Ever the Hunted did not disappoint. Summerill did a phenomenal job building Britta's world and I loved the idea of a kingdom that believed in magic and one that shunned it. 

The story was fast paced from start to finish and the more I learned about the world and the characters, the harder it was to put the book down. I've read a few reviews that did not like the romance in the novel, but I quite liked it. I do typically like a little romance in a novel, but I think Summerill did a wonderful job of adding just the right amount. I also really enjoyed Britta's character. She is tough, smart, and not the average damsel in distress. I have a tendency of becoming easily annoyed with characters, but she was wonderful and easy to like. 

Ever the Hunted was an intriguing story and I can't wait to read the remaining books in the series. The novel was fast paced, full of excitement, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely be recommending this book to all of my YA loving friends. 

Rating 4/5 


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