Hello fellow book nerds! Today I bring you a review on a great book. I absolutely adored Ever the Hunted so much that I went straight into the next book. Since I am in the middle of so many series, I usually will split them up instead of finishing. This book had me so hooked I had to continue it straight away.
What was the last series where you had to finish it all right away?
Ever the Hunted
5 out of 5 stars
Taken from Gooreads
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.
I adored this book so much! There were so many components of this book that I loved. A well paced book with a rich story made this successful. Britta was stuck after her father was murdered, having no rights to the land her prestige father owned. With no money and, essentially, squatting at her own home she was forced to poach illegally. Britta worked closely with her father, the bounty hunter for the King of Mala, and had learned a lot. A deal is struck and instead of hanging she is to help track and bring in the one who murdered her father’s being none other than her old friend, Cohen. Britta has no choice but to accept the proposition to help the royal guard and hunt for Cohen. That is all that can really be said without giving away most of the story. This book was so much more than just a fantasy book. Secrets, twists, and deceitfulness all play a part in this thrilling plot. Everything was tied together so well that I needed more once I was done. The detail of the book was amazing and I could easily imagine each scenery within the story.
As successful as the story was, the characters were even better. While I wasn’t really sure how I felt about Britta in the beginning, I ended up absolutely loving her character. She was a little rash early in the story, making decisions that weren’t the best. However, she did end up showing how smart and resourceful she really is. Along with trying to find out her father’s murderer there is so much more to her. A main character is only as good as her supporting characters, and each one was perfect. Cohen, Leif, Lord Jamis, Captain Omar, and so on – they all played their parts and developed so wonderfully. The characters were really meant for this story and each one had their reasoning for being included.
Overall, Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill was a fantastic story. With so much more story than just trying to track Britta’s father’s murderer, we are sucked into the world of Malam. The great story has a lot to do with the amazing characters created. Britta really developed into a strong and fierce main character whom I enjoyed reading about. I highly recommend this book for those who love unexpected twists in fantasy reads.
6 thoughts on “#Blogmas Day 4: Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill: Book Review”
You had me at “Secrets, twists, and deceitfulness“ 😅
This sounds so good and right up my alley! I’ve added it to my tbr now. (Love the cover!)
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Yay!! It was honestly so good.
Lovely review! Might check this book out.
Great review! Will check this out 💜