Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Book Review | The Great Pursuit by Wendy Higgins

Title: The Great Pursuit
Author: Wendy Higgins
Publication: March 7th 2017 by HarperTeen
Series: (Eurona Duology #2)
Pages: 512
Genre: YA Retelling
Copy: Provided by publisher & Face in a Book
Summary: Lochlanach has traded the great beast for something far more terrible, a Lashed enemy veiled in beauty, deception, and a vengeance passed down through generations: Rozaria Rocato. And she’s offering the hunter Paxton Seabolt power and acceptance he could never receive in his homeland. Pax must decide how far he’s willing to go under her tutelage, knowing she is the opponent of Princess Aerity Lochson.
In a land where traditionalists dread change, the Lochlan throne must contend with mysterious foes and traitors, while attempting to keep revolt at bay. As dire circumstances strike the royal family, matters of the castle are left in Aerity’s hands. It's time to put aside her fears and grasp the reign, taking actions that have the potential to save or destroy her people.
One hunt has ended, but the pursuit for love and justice continue. In this sequel to The Great Hunt from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins, political intrigue and romance intensify in another thrilling fantasy. Princess Aerity embraces a quest for identity and passion before making the ultimate sacrifice for her kingdom.

*Note: light spoilers*

I loved The Great Hunt, so I was super excited to read this book!! Although this duology is fantasy, I found these books super easy to read.  I flew through this book in two days!  I liked the different POVs, and although there are a lot of characters, I found myself connecting to all of them.

Aerity is definitely my favorite character.  She's so strong, and I love how she accepts everyone despite the hatred and fear that others display, especially towards the Lashed.  She is willing to give up so much for her people, despite the consequences.  And her relationship with Pax!! My heart hurt for them the entire book, because they both knew how things were going to end, but they both held onto that love.  Pax is so sweet and continues to be faithful to Aerity even when he thinks that he'll never see her again.

I also love Wyn and Vixie.  I felt so bad for Wyn having to struggle with finding love again, but I love how things worked out for her in the end!  And Vix is so cute, although it was kind of weird that she likes the brother of the guy her sister is in love with??  I love her and Tiern, but I can't be the only one that thought that was a little uncomfy...

Overall, this book has the perfect, feel-good ending, and I'm so happy that I decided to give this duology a try.  It was honestly so nice to read a fantasy book where characters aren't dying left and right.  I would definitely recommend these books if you want a lighter fantasy read!!

What do you think? Are you going to read this book? If you've already read it, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!