The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
Publisher: Harper Teen
Fantasy Young Adult
A destiny that is undecided. One princess and hundreds of rugged hunters.
Fear starts to stir revolt when a strange beast begins to terrorize the kingdom of Lochlanach. A proclamation is sent to the five lands of Eurona in an act of desperation. To the one that kills the creature they will win the ultimate prize: the hand of King Lochson’s daughter in marriage.
Princess Aerity knows that it is her duty to kingdom to marry a stranger even if she can’t bear the idea. At least she couldn’t until she catches sight of Paxton Seabolt, a local brooding hunter. Aerity and Paxton both feel the spark between them but Aerity feels there may be more to Paxton’s mysteriousness. That it is foreboding and maybe even dangerous.
This is the retelling of the Brothers Grimm story The Singing Bone. The story is wonderfully written and will have readers hoping things will work out between Aerity and Paxton. It is part of a duology and as such it does end with a cliffhanger. It will also have readers hoping the next book comes out very quickly so they can see just how things turn out. The reader gets pulled into the story and aren’t released until the end and even then they are still with the story as they wait to find out just how everything eventually turns out. This one is definitely worth reading even if it means having to wait for the next part of the story.
I give this one 5 red roses