Our lives are, like these woods, ever changing. Nothing is static. And so you cannot count on an easy, carefree life to always remain that way. Or a harsh existence to stay the same.
Title: Ever the Hunted
Author: Erin Summerill
Series: A Clash of Kingdoms # 1
Publication: : December 27th 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
My gosh! Oh, how I love fantasy. Not only was Ever the Hunted unique, original, and exciting, it also held favorite elements from stories all around. It was brilliant, thoughtful; and I devoured it in less than five hours. I have no idea how to describe the sheer wonder of the experience I just had – everything is so fresh in my brain. It was a virtual reality, visceral, moving adventure.
Ever the Hunted is a new year must have once it hits shelves later this month. Trust me.