Oct 15, 2018

ARC Mini Review--Gone Hunting by Cecy Robson

Discover Cecy Robson’s sensational Weird Girls series for the first time—or go back to the beginning ...—

The rest of the werewolf pack might consider Aric Connor to be omniscient and destined to save the world when evil returns to claim it. But for the most part, fifteen-year-old Aric ignores the confirmations of his powers, taking everything in stride until he meets her.

Celia Wird wasn’t supposed to awaken naked in the mountains of Colorado, not when she was just stalking her prey in a filthy alley several states away. She especially wasn’t supposed to meet Aric, the handsome werewolf who comes to her aid.

As a supernatural tasked with protecting the earth, Aric sympathizes with Celia’s dangerous situation. He’s also struck by her beauty and kindness. Yet, as much as Aric welcomes Celia, her arrival isn’t a peaceful one.

Dark forces stir in Celia’s presence, resolute on killing her. Aric and his inner beast are adamant about keeping Celia safe and with them. But there's a time and a place for love, and Aric and Celia might not survive long enough to find it.

I received this ARC from the author in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

The Weird Girls was one of my favorite Urban Fantasy series! They are clearly not enough of those in the world! Having been on a YA binge lately, I was happy to be back in the world I visited long ago. Gone Hunting was surprising in that it’s a prequel novella told from a young Aric’s point of view. We always thought that Celia and Aric met by chance one day in Sealed with a Curse, we were very wrong about that!

In this novella, Aric is fifteen and feeling the prime of his youth! He’s far advanced in his werewolf ways than most wolves. And life is just good at the moment, he was never expecting to find love that day he and his friends went hunting. He stumbles upon a naked Celia in the woods one day and feels an instant connection to her. Something about her draws him to her and he’s not willing to let her get away from him either.

Celia though has a problem. One moment she’s in New Jersey tracking down one of the men who murdered her parents when there was a flash and suddenly she finds herself in the woods and soon learns she’s not in New Jersey anymore. Oh no, she’s managed to arrive in Colorado and has no idea how it happened. She’s anxious to return to her sisters and her ill foster mother, but there are more pressing matters at hand. Like the dark evil that’s slowly circling the area, ready to attack her at any moment.

This read was a LOT of fun! I think it was more fun to read having already read the Weird Girls series because it kind of lets you reminisce again with everyone. I loved seeing Aric’s wolf pack again, Gemini, Koda, and Liam…especially Liam! I forgot how much I loved that guy! And wow! As a teenager he was a riot!! It’s amazing his friends didn’t kill him! Lol.

The whole time as things were happening, I was wondering what was going to happen to Celia and Aric. I mean you can kind of guess because based on how the series started with the first book, you know things aren’t going to end happily here. And as I said, it’s almost a good idea to read this novella afterwards because after all the heartache you endure you know how the series ends!

This is definitely a must read for fans of the Weird Girls series! Plus seeing Aric as a teenager was a plus! While this is an adult series, I’m not entirely sure if you could call this installment YA since the characters are all teenagers. In a sense you could, but it does end with a familiar scene from Sealed with a Curse, so it’s a little complicated in giving it an age label. Best just to say it’s adult since it’s a prequel story to an adult series! Though nothing overly graphic happens here and I can say that teens could easily read this as they read the more mature YA books that are out there!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

Gone Hunting
releases October 24, 2018

1 comment:

  1. So glad that you enjoyed this one. I usually feel like prequels make you have more feels if you've already read the series. The only case I was initally glad that I read the prequels first was when I initially read Throne of Glass (I have long stopped reading those books though).

    Great review,
    ~Brittany @ Brittany's Book Rambles


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