Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author for free in exchange for an honest review. My review is not influenced in any way.
Years after her father's death, Rosa is training to be one of the best hunters in the world in order to revenge her father's death. During that time, two of her enemies appear in a city ruled by the hunter clan for reasons of the unknown and Rosa has to make decisions that will follow the rules she has been following all her life or follow what she believes is right.
My first impression after the prologue were the first few sentences somehow mirroring Graceling (I think they're almost, if not, entirely the same???). Both Katsa and Rosa were in a dungeon, they were creeping about the wall in the dark and they had the map of the place in their mind. I was having this slight feeling that it was going to be Graceling – Hunters and Archangels/Nephilim style. Thankfully, the similarities to Graceling ended there (that doesn't mean there aren't other ones...), aside from the fact that they both move like cats.
|No arenas needed.|
|Marlin: ♫ I'm gonna be your best friend... ♫|
Good feeling's gone.
|Okay, that seems more reasonable.|
Then there's the romance between Jason and Rosa. And a few moments with Matt. I felt like it was well... that they sort of jumped in too fast. It's like jumping into a river... without checking the depth or width first.
|Pretend the river width is well... longer than it shows.|
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Owls