Series: The Eurona Duology
Hardcover: 432 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (March 8, 2016)
Rating: 1 stars
When a monstrous beast attacks in Eurona, desperate measures must be taken. The king sends a proclamation to the best and bravest hunters: whoever kills the creature will win the hand of his daughter Princess Aerity as a reward. The princess recognizes her duty but cannot bear the idea of marrying a stranger—she was meant to marry for love—until a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention. And while there’s no denying the fiery chemistry between them, Princess Aerity feels that Paxton’s mysteriousness is foreboding, maybe even dangerous.
Paxton is not the marrying type. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He is determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast—but the princess continues to surprise him, and the secrets he’s buried begin to surface against his wishes
Here we go again. I’m sorry ya’ll but this is about to be a full on rant review. I hate doing this to one of the highly anticipated reads of 2016 but shit happens. If you didn’t know The Great Hunt was supposed to be a dark and intense retelling of The Brother Grimm’s “The Singing Bone”. Instead you’re stuck reading a boring and dull romance filled mess of a book. On top of that the female characters in this book are a step backwards in the wrong direction. I mean I’ve read some weak female characters before but this book is downright full of them.
In short the guys/love interest are full blown assholes and the girls flush and blush at every waking moment.
Been there, read that in some other highly anticipated read for 2016. Seriously, I feel a trend coming and it’s not a good one. Same boring plot. Same rehashed female archtype. Same brooding, douche male character love interest.
As you’re reading The Great Hunt, you would think it would be about the beast that is terrorizing and killing people. You would think that the main and secondary character would be looking for a way to destroy said beast. But noooooo. They’re busy lusting after each other. Kissing each other. Flirting with each other.
I’m tired ya’ll. Mutherfucking tired. This is nothing. I mean absolutely nothing but pure unadulterated romance. Full on romancefest. I pretty much lose a few brain cells reading this shit. Aerity or whatever the fuck her name is–is shallow as hell and pathetic. She spend much of the book trying to choose between her two love interest.
Did I mention that they are brothers? Yep, brothers. One this the hot older brother whose a man-slut and the younger charming innocent brother that just can’t compete with is overly hot older brother. Anyways, I’ve read enough books where the stupid young girl crushes for the douche-bag “bad boy”.
Overall, this book is boring as hell with lackluster characters and a plot that goes nowhere until the very end of the damn book. And even though I didn’t care for it, those who love more romance than fantasy, this is the perfect book for you.
*Received a digital copy via Edelweiss in exchange for a honest review