Review: Gone Hunting

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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.

 

Warning! Mild spoilers below.

 

Now I bet fans were not expecting another Aric and Celia novel.

Actually, I bet fans deep down expected another one. However, I do not think we were expecting a novel which reveals Aric and Celia met before Sealed with a Curse!

Gone Hunting is a prequel in the Weird Girls series that features the POV of a 15 year old Aric. Now teenage Aric Connor despite being told that he is destined to save the world, does not really care. Aric would rather hunt elk with his best friends, Koda, Liam, and Gemini in their werewolf form. However, instead of an elk, Aric encounters a tigress who’s actually a human named Celia Wird. All Celia cares about is returning to New Jersey to her sisters and her sick foster mother. Aric offers to help Celia but feels a strong connection to her and can’t seem to let her go. However, Celia’s presence brings an evil to the land and is after her.

Overall, Gone Hunting was a wonderful addition to the series! New readers should definitely start with Gone Hunting instead of Sealed with a Curse since it’ll have a greater impact than reading it after Of Flame and Fate. Though as a person who started with Sealed with a Curse, this novel was an interesting twist by Cecy Robson. I would never would have imagined that she already had planned that Aric and Celia had already met as teens. It makes their meeting in Sealed with a Curse a lot more meaningful. So if you thought Cecy Robson could not play with emotions and pull heartstrings again, you better be ready for Gone Hunting.

 

*I received Gone Hunting from the author via Netgalley in return for an honest review.*

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