Genre : Young Adult , Fantasy
Theme : Retelling of Beauty and the Beast
Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood. Though she grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.
So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.
Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory—a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?
My thoughts over here !
Oh my gods ! I didn’t expect this !
I picked up this book because my Goodreads friends were going crazy over the book and I can’t tell you how glad I am that I did !
I’m going to admit I’m not a fan of retellings ( except when it comes to Sarah J Maas ) . I read this expecting one of those cringe-worthy teen retelling but boy was I wrong !
Hunted is Hauntingly beautiful and delightful . It’s full of ice , snow..and odd fantasy creatures . And let’s not forget a kick-ass heroine !
Yeva and her sisters live with their widowed father , leading a happy life . Yeva ( Belle ) loves the woods and is an archer and is reluctant to marry . But she will have to marry because she doesn’t want to be a financial burden to her father . A tragedy strikes and they loose all their fortune and they go to the forest . Their new home is cold and strange-far from the beautiful , luxurious home in the past .
Yeva takes reigns then , and goes hunting and gets herself captured by our beast . But beware ! This is no Beauty who wears pretty clothes and sits around doing nothing , this is a beauty who spits fire . Our Beauty is a child of the forest and that is how she saves our beast !
In short ? I loved it ! You won’t regret this one !
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