Review: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill

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Star Rating:

2 Stars

My Thoughts:

I really wanted to like this book. It has a beautiful cover. I had heard great things about it. It was hard to get. But really it’s not that good. Britta is supposed to be 17 or 18 but she acts like a helpless 10 year old most of the time. She has a magical ability and she suspects nothing. Of course, her father kept all sorts of secrets from her and the boy she loves knows those secrets. But she’s only mad at her mother. Her mother who is dead and died when Britta was a baby. The plot was like any other book. I could predict what was going to happen from the start. I guess there would be a big plot twist to surprise everyone, but it was so easy to tell what was going to happen. Britta acts like she knows nothing. And of course Cohen has many secrets! He left but only to protect her. The writing was very simple and plain. Big plot twists sounded made up and kind of like they were copied and pasted from other books. Overall, Ever the Hunted was so much like any other book that it was boring.

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From Goodreads:

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.

About the Author:

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Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.

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