Review: The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins

The Great HuntTitle: The Great Hunt
Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: Eurona Duology #1
Rating: 4 stars
Genres: Young Adult Paranormal Romance/ Fairytale Retelling
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Blurb:
โ€œAerityโ€ฆโ€ Her father paused as if the words he was forming pained him. โ€œI must ask you to sacrifice the promise of love for the sake of our kingdom.โ€

She could only stare back, frozen.

When a strange beast terrorizes the kingdom of Lochlanach, fear stirs revolt. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Euronaโ€”kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochsonโ€™s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity knows her duty to the kingdom but cannot bear the idea of marrying a strangerโ€ฆuntil a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. Thereโ€™s no denying the unspoken lure between themโ€ฆor his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. Heโ€™s determined to keep his focus on the task at handโ€”ridding the kingdom of the beastโ€”but the princess continues to surprise him, and the perilous secrets heโ€™s buried begin to surface.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothersโ€™ tale โ€œThe Singing Bone,โ€ New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, and a princess willing to risk all to save her kingdom.

My Review:
I really enjoyed this book, and I thought the storyline and world building were interesting and intriguing. Aerity (love that name) was a great protagonist. Pax was your typical sulky, snarly bad-boy with hidden secrets and depths. I love the angst and the emotional conflict from the tangled romantic relationships and I’m so looking forward to seeing how that all pans out in the next book. I did find it a little slow in parts and it took a while to get going but the last third was superb – edge of the seat action and suspense. All in all, a great read.

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