September 24, 2013

[Blog Tour] Hunted by Jill Kaelin: Book Review

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Today, I am participating in a tour for Hunted by Jill Kaelin. This tour is hosted by the awesome InkSpell Publishing.
Hunted: Cycle Thirteen: Book 1Genre: YA Fantasy
Publication Date: August 17th 2013 by InkSpell Publishing
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Purchase it: Amazon | Barnes & Nobles
8; That's how old I was when I found out I was special. I was given my rose quartz gem and taught about my past.

13; That's how many times I've lived in this world. This is my thirteenth life cycle as a human.

1; That's how many seconds it took me to fall in love with Mike. It's also the amount of time I had to say goodbye to him just before he was killed by Reggie, the hunter that's been after me for months.

Will Reggie succeed in killing me too, and possibly eradicating the planet of the unicorn race forever?
 
About Jill Kaelin
Since elementary school, I remember being in love with words.  Spelling them, writing them, reading them…I even hang them up around my house.  I think I owe my love of language to my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Templeton.  I can recall sitting around in a circle in that old, red-brick school, listening to her read aloud Greek mythology.  The oxymoron there was that she was the most prim and proper teacher I ever knew, right down to the white buttoned up blouse held together at the collar with a cameo pin.  The way she read made words come alive.
I had written a few things here and there throughout my life.  I used to think I’d be good at children’s books, and it wasn’t a far stretch since I worked with children every day and knew what they liked.  But then I read the series by Stephenie Meyer, maybe you’ve heard of it…Twilight.  This was the type of story I knew I had to write.  Teenagers were my audience.  It helped I had one at home to learn from.
My idea didn’t come in a dream.  No, I wasn’t that fortunate.  It happened through research.  And lots of it.  The only criteria I had was that I wanted my story to be different from everything else out there.  I wanted my story to stand out.  No vampires or werewolves.  No witches or wizards.  Unicorns were my choice.  And I think the story that unfolded is definitely unique.

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My Thoughts: This book was something I can only describe as “fresh”. I can honestly say that I have never read a book quite like this one. First off, we have the magical race of Unicorns. I have never read nor thought of a book that has human-like unicorns, it was so interesting! I found it super cool that the main characters were descendants of unicorns, I’ve never heard of something like that. The romance in this book was super cute but a little fast paced. Mike, the love interest, was insanely swoon-worthy but it didn’t make sense that he would be interested in a punk rock girl. Thankfully, there’s more to both characters then their appearances. The romance had a smidge of instalove but understandable under the circumstances (can’t say without spoilers!) . The romance was also really fast-paced but the other characters notice it too. This book also had the perfect best-friend.

This book is not only full of cute romance, it’s full of action and suspense! I was actually shocked at the big battle scene, I gasped out loud. If you’re looking for a great fantasy book with elements of cute romance,suspense and friendship, Hunted is for you.






3 comments:

  1. Thank you bunches for hosting Hunted today on your amazing blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed my "fresh" take on a unicorn race. I so appreciate you taking the time to read Hunted and write a review of it. Thank you!!
    Jill. xoxo

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  2. Thanks Shelly for hosting Jill today. I am so glad you enjoyed the book. Unicorns are cool! :)

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  3. Thank you bunches for hosting Hunted today on your amazing blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed my "fresh" take on a unicorn race. I so appreciate you taking the time to read Hunted and write a review of it. Thank you!!
    Jill. xoxo

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