Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.
However, it’s not so simple.
The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.
I quite enjoyed Ever the Hunted, but found Britt a little annoying. She’s the typical “unaware of everything” YA lead. I liked that she had her own skills but didn’t like that she didn’t want to acknowledge certain obvious truths.
The second half really picked up and I was worthy of four stars but I downgraded to 3.5 for the earlier half. Though I liked the world building background as to why Britt doesn’t fit in in her village.
The storyline for chasing Cohen was a little much in some ways (to be honest Cohen in general didn’t do that much for me) but everything after that was good. I liked everything with Enat and the storyline with the King, and will definitely be reading Ever the Brave to find out who is behind it all!