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Title: The Hunt
Author: Frost Kay
Genre: Young Adult |Fantasy|Romance|Dark Fantasy
Publication Date: January 15, 2020
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Tempest could fight all she’d like. He liked the hunt and with careful planning, she’d be bound to him by the end of the year and fat with his babes. And, with any luck, he wouldn’t have to kill a second wife
The Hunt Summary
Death marked her from her very first breath.
Being sired by a Madrid is supposed to be a blessing, but for Tempest, it’s a curse that leaves her orphaned, penniless, and enslaved to a blood thirsty crown on the brink of war.
Found too unruly to become a ward of the court, she’s thrust into the care of the King’s Hounds – the assassins and warriors responsible for protecting the kingdom. Driven by rage and an oath to avenge her mother’s memory, Tempest throws herself into training.
But becoming the first ever female assassin isn’t enough. Now, she must obtain the heart of her kingdom’s most feared enemy – the jester – a deadly shapeshifter hidden in a land twisted by myth and darkness.
Revenge is never easy or cheap. Tempest is willing to sacrifice everything to see justice served. Even her own soul and freedom.
The Hunt Review
This book was quite interesting. Even if it is the traditional spying trope, where the girl has to infiltrate the enemy ranks but then is captured by them and they try to make her see that they are the good guy, I really enjoyed this book. This story mixes political intrigue, assassins, and shifters. The world-building is basic and the characters are not that developed yet (here’s to the sequels), but it was just enough to keep me entertained and to make me want to continue reading this story. The Jester is an interesting character, he adds a touch of sarcasm, sassiness and just enough mystery to the story. The novel is advertised as an enemies-to-lovers plot however, 65-70% of the way through the book and there was no real idea who the main ship was supposed to be. I imagine that this will be a slow burn romance, although i hope the pace of the writing and plot increases in the sequel.
Frost Kay does a decent job in building the world in Twisted Kingdoms and you have a good understanding by the end of the book of what it is like to live in this world. I hope it is fully used and further developed in the next books. The pace of The Hunt overall is pretty slow, and it feels more like an introduction to the series and world to set up for better sequels than a gripping first book like in other series of this genre. Characters like the Jester, have been built true to their nature and shrouded in some mystery to their histories that it kept me reading. However, there are a lot of inconsistencies with the protagonist, Tempest, which made it difficult to get attached to. Overall, the plot is promising, so I am waiting to see what unfolds in the sequel.
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About Frost Kay
USA Today Bestselling Author Frost Kay is a certified book dragon with an excessive TBR, and a shoe obsession. If you love bewitching fantasy and sci-fi, epic adventures, dark promises, thrilling action, swoon worthy anti heroes, and slow burning romance; her books are for you!
She claims ownership to the bestselling young adult series The Aermian Feuds packed with adventure, secrets, and betrayal.
Fans of Frost Kay love her epic and science fiction teen titles for their “witty banter and exquisitely crafted sentences (that) never leave you bored or wanting,” and “find the writing on par with Queen (Sarah J.) Maas and Elise Kova.”
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