ARC Review: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

Posted March 28, 2016 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
The Great Hunt
by Wendy Higgins

3 Stars


Released: March 8th 2016
Series: Eurona Duology #1
Published by HarperTeen
Narrator: Saskia Maarleveld
Length: 9 hrs
Pages: 416
Format: Audiobook

“Overall, this is a fairytale style story with a bit of paranormal in the end and had it been more balanced I probably would’ve enjoyed it more.”
~ Under the Covers

I loved the concept of this book.  THE GREAT HUNT is an actual hunt for a beast that’s been terrorizing a kingdom.  The King has organized it to protect his people and get rid of the Beast once and for all.  And he’s giving his daughter as the prize.  Whoever wins, will get to marry her.  What I’m not too crazy about is the execution.

This is my first time reading Wendy Higgins and, although the writing is good, I think the plot in general didn’t manage to captivate my attention.  Certainly enough to finish reading, but not much past that.  I’m not sure I’m invested enough to continue the series.

I wish some of the magical aspects of the series would’ve been explored more in this book instead of just hinted at.  And I could’ve done with less detail on the hunt itself.  After a while, it went from cool and original to boring and dragging.

There is a romance here, and that takes center stage quite a bit in this story.  But a lot of their interactions felt too focused on an insta-love feeling.

Overall, this is a fairytale style story with a bit of paranormal in the end and had it been more balanced I probably would’ve enjoyed it more.  At this time, even though this was an enjoyable enough read, I don’t think I see myself continuing.



About Wendy Higgins

Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NY Times bestselling author of the SWEET EVIL series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology THE GREAT HUNT, and her independently published Irish Fantasy SEE ME.
After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until achieving her dream job as a full-time writer.
Wend lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.


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Oh bummer! Seeing some mixed opinions on this one, yet I still remain excited for it! It’s in my TBR pile and I hope to read it sooner rather than later! Glad you were able to enjoy some of it though, sorry it wasn’t more your kind of read! Still, very nice review!


I feel the same as jessica…the reviews I’ve seen have been mixed but I’m hoping I’ll enjoy it… thanks for the review

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, the cover is pretty.


Thanks Francesca for the review