The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt

Book - 2016
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When a savage beast attacks in Eurona, the king proclaims that whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter, Princess Aerity, but things get complicated when Aerity grows fond of a specific, royals-eschewing hunter, Paxton Seabolt.
Publisher: New York : 2016. HarperTeen,
ISBN: 9780062381330
Branch Call Number: YF HIGG

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brittneyneilson Sep 18, 2016

Exciting and original. I enjoyed the story and the characters felt real. The love story and the entanglements it brought really made the book hard to put down!

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Borealis7
Jun 25, 2016

This book is original with great suspension and tension in the romance department.

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krss
Jun 23, 2016

I liked the story okay, and the writing was pretty good, but the characters were just meh. Not a lot of originality between a lot of em. I did like the end though, as well as the main conflict actually being more. The bit with the burning home seemed a tad unnecessary, too.

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jessicachantelle
Apr 12, 2016

The writing was way too much tell and not show, also the conflicts presented in the story were shallow and contrite. Having to listen to the inner monologue of a passive character was really difficult. However, the major issue I had with this book was the romance. The book insinuates that if people have chemistry they should ignore all character flaws (even major ones) and pursue that relationship. The female protagonist is constantly being objectified and looked down upon my the male lead (who has an unfound hate towards the gentry and sexually harasses her at almost every meeting) yet she is constantly "drawn" towards him and ignores distinctly better options. The only decent point about this novel were some of the side characters who were fleshed out more so than the protagonists.

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krss
Jun 23, 2016

"This could be brilliant."
~Tiern to Paxton

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krss
Jun 23, 2016

"I know the beast's weakness now, and I will kill it."
~Paxton to Aerity

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krss
Jun 23, 2016

"Is Mr. Vest your lover lad?"
~Vixie to Mrs. Rathbrook

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krss
Jun 23, 2016

The kingdom had been ravaged by a beast for months until the king decided to put an end to it by offering hunters from all lands a reward for killing it - the reward being his daughter's hand in marriage. Princess Aerity had alway believed that she would be allowed to marry for love given her father's marriage to a commoner, but she demontrates a great deal of selflessness and leadership in agreeing with her father. Will the beast be killed? Or is Aerity's kingdom doomed to be hounded by this monster for the rest of her days.

Set in a Middle Ages new world, Wendy Higgins gives us a look into the turmoil happening in the land of Eurona.

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