Friday, April 1, 2016

The Great Hunt

The Great Hunt
 By Wendy Higgins
3 Wine Glasses

After reading the Sweet trilogy, Higgins has easily become an author that I look forward to reading! When I found out that she would be coming out with a new duology, I flipped.

Plus, after reading the premise I was more then intrigued. And I was intrigued, for most of this book I was seriously invested, but by the time I finished it I realized I didn’t actually love this book. I really think the way it ended wasn’t satisfactory for me. I know there is going to be a second book, but this ending kind of killed me. By the time I put it down I was like, “ this is one of those books that you read in one sitting, finish it, and wonder why you read it in one siting.” I know all of this sounds really negative, but this book honestly wasn’t bad, I’m just a bit unsatisfied with the ending.

Now, Higgins is a romance junkie, so when I picked this book up I was expecting so many moments…. there isn’t, people. Yeah, I swooned for some of it, but it wasn’t the Higgins I was expecting. However, considering the book and its storyline I really shouldn’t be that shocked. This is a hunt, with beasts, men who can’t keep their opinions to themselves, and a family full of moxie. So, the romance really isn’t an important part of this book, but with good reason. This all being said, I don’t think the lack of romance takes away from the book. I do wish there was a bit more, but I like the call she made.  

The character development was one of the few things that was done well for some characters and eh for other characters. I did like most of the characters, but some of their relationships weren’t developed enough. It felt slightly rushed in a way. When I finished I realized I was so invested in finding out the ending that the development didn’t quite match up. People were at places in their relationship that didn’t make sense to me.  

Overall, this book is one that I would tell people to wait for the second one if they want to read it. It’s good, but I feel this should have been made into one large standalone.

Stay Drunk…on Books,



  1. Nice! Hearing good things about this one and I sooo cannot wait to read it! And yet...people are saying there's quite the cliffhanger and I am finding myself wondering if I should try to just wait to binge this duology next year! I think I can make it happen...I mean...I have tons of past releases I am still DYING to read!! Seriously, if I could legit die every time I want to read a book or finish a series...I'd be dead like a million times over! LOL! These authors are just killing me on a few levels!! LOL! Ah yes...I do believe our tears feed their muse! But I am going to see if I can make myself wait for this one! Plus it will give me extra time to read The Singing Bone as well!

    Great review!!

  2. I remember hearing about this one a while ago. I've never read Higgins and I'm not familiar with her work, so I was kind of on the fence about it. Your review kind of makes me think I was right to be on the fence. I don't mind lack of romance, and maybe the ending wouldn't bother me, but I really can't stand when character relationships just grow or leap forward out of nowhere. Maybe I'll wait and see how the second book is received and decide then if it's worth it.

    C.J. @ Sarcasm&Lemons