Ever the Hunted ( Clash of Kingdoms #1) – Erin Summerill
Title: Ever the Hunted Author: Erin Summerill Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers Release date: December 27th 2016 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
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.
Before I started reading this book, I was completely amazed by how beautiful this cover is. The gold and the white are such a great combination. I was a bit afraid that this book was going to be all those other Young Adult fantasy books and I have to conclude that it was. It wasn’t really special in any way. But, most of the time, I seem to enjoy the second book in a trilogy better than the first one, so I’m definitely going to keep reading.
I did like how fast paced this story was. A lot happened in this book and I was actually surprised to see how much story Summerill got in less than 400 pages without it being confusing. I also really liked the magical aspect of the story. The magic is actually the thing I’m most exited about for the rest of the story.
Overall I quite enjoyed this story, but I’m more exited to see were the story will go, because at the moment it’s not something I haven’t read already.