Ever the Hunted
by Erin Summerill
Book: Clash of Kingdoms #1
Publisher: HMH for Young Readers
Pub Date: December 2016
Genre: Young Adult
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.
My Review: This sounded good, and I was so excited to dive into my ARC, however I didn’t like it. Only a few pages in and already I had so many questions. Who is Britta, why was she in the forest. Why was her dad murdered. If he was noble why is she starved and looking for food. Living in the forest? It took many pages to just get an idea of what was going on.
When she got caught for poaching she has two options. Be hanged of give up her dads killer. Well she doesnt want to die. And she isn’t willing to give up the killer just yet. She knew him as her dads former apprentice and her only friend.
About half way, I couldn’t take the book anymore. It was too boring and messy for me.