Short Book Review: Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill

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Title: Ever the Hunted

Author: Erin Summerill

Publication Date:December 27th 2016

Format: ARC 

 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.

DNF

**I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much! This doesn’t affect the review in any way. My opinions, as always, are my own.**

This was one of my most anticipated reads of 2016 and I was thoroughly, thoroughly, let down. In fact, I blame this book (and another one for which the review will be coming tomorrow) for being unable to finish my goodreads challenge this year. I just wasn’t picking it up at all and because I felt so bad for that, I didn’t read anything else. There was just so much telling rather than showing and because of that, I felt zero attachment to Britta. Instead of feeling her panic with her, I read it. Instead if living the story, I read it. And I just couldn’t go on. I simply was interested in knowing what was going to happen and now I regret not dnfing this one a long time ago. Maybe if I did, I would’ve been able to finish my challenge.

 

 

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One thought on “Short Book Review: Ever the Hunted (Clash of Kingdoms #1) by Erin Summerill

  1. Marie @KookBookery January 27, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I’m sad that this didn’t work out for you. I’ve heard a lot about it. By the way, I have a question about Netgalley. 🙂 Is it okay if we don’t finish the book? I got approval for one and I didn’t like it but I forced myself to finish because I thought it’s required. I was in a reading slump because of that. 😦

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