or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
My Rating: ★★★★★
Hunted (93%) was a fantastic retelling of my favorite fairy tale. Beauty and the Beast has been in my heart for as long as I can remember. The little girl in me was so excited to learn that one of my favorite authors had released a retelling of it.
First of all, I fell in love with Yeva. She was such a strong character who was really easy to connect with. I loved that she was a very skilled huntress. It was really interesting to see through her eyes and read what she was thinking in those situations. I've always wanted to be able to shoot a bow, and seeing her do it just made me want to learn even more.
I also really liked how the Beast's character was portrayed. The way Meagan Spooner made him more animalistic was so well done. His mindset and demeanor were so fascinating to experience. The way he interacted with Yeva felt so real and honest, and I was just drawn to his character.
Through the entire story, I loved the inter-working of multiple plot lines and the way they all connected in the end was so spectacular. It felt like every little aspect of the book connected together, and it made it that much more special.
What did you think of Hunted? Let me know in the comments below!
Jamming to the Beauty & the Beast Soundtrack,
I will call you Beauty, for that is what you are.
― Meagan Spooner, Hunted
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.