As one, the unicorns bowed before me, touching their horns to the earth, and I released my hands. I was a goddess. I was Diana, the Huntress, the Mistress of the Animals. p.215I actually found this one a little more compelling than Rampant. It explores the moral implications more of taking a virtually extinct and once thought mythical creature and either hunting it to extinction or using it like a lab rat. Neither are really going to work, but how do you solve a problem like man-eating unicorns? Astrid doesn't know but then neither does anyone in her world. And Astrid does not think a lot of herself and her powers so I liked seeing her explore them more along with her ability to "communicate" with the unicorns. There is understandably some killing and a lot of action, but it was nice to not to have it hunt, kill all the time like in Rampant. Astrid certainly has a lot of questions that need answering as do I. The ending set up nicely for another book but without a dreaded cliff-hanger.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Ascendant (Killer Unicorns #2) by Diana Peterfreund
Labels: fantasy, reviews, unicorns, young adult
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I really enjoyed reading the first book and I'm glad to hear that the sequal isn't a let down. I love action in books, so yay that it got that! ;) Looking forward reading this book.ReplyDelete