Monday, August 3, 2020

Jess's Review ~ The Hunted by Bethany-Kris

The Hunted My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Imaginative, engaging and so good.

I was really interested to see how this author was going to reimagine one of the classic tales. Not only did she recreate the original story from the past but she also created an entirely new world around it. Set in the sea and on land, there are other nine realms that have yet to be explored.

Princess Arelle is the third daughter to the King of the Blu Sea. She is promised to someone from a different realm. She somehow manages to get into trouble, not just once, not just twice, but a bit. She also follows her heart and in this case, it does not lead to rainbows and sunshine. It leads to the land, to a Prince that was hell-bent on killing her.

Prince Eryx is the last remaining son of the king in Altas and he is half-blooded. He has grown up privileged but skewed. He has whatever he wants when he wants it. His father has a thing for slaves or the mermaid variety and intends for his son to follow in his footsteps.

Then the unexpected happens with the Prince and the Princess and quite the addicting story ensues. I was really surprised by how much depth this story has. You could see this world forming, while mostly stormy, it was still rich with detail. This was certainly not the Disney version. It was dark and sexy and left me wanting more.

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