This is how I am kicking off my 2020, my first review for the year. I must say this story had me at a lost for a little bit, just a little bit. Check out my thoughts on this new paranormal elemental story by one of my go to authors Bethany-Kris.
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THE HUNTED, a dark fairy tale retelling
Publication Date: January 6, 2020
Genres: Adult, Dark Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal Elements, Fairy Tale, The Little Mermaid
Let the hunt begin …
After witnessing the murder of his mother by a mermaid, Prince Eryx Bloodhurst of Atlas makes a deal to sedate his need for vengeance: they’ll catch the mermaid who did the deed, but he’ll pay for it with his crown.
Arelle, third princess of the Blu Sea, has never known the true cruelty of the forbidden lands firsthand, but she will soon. The halfling prince with murder in his eyes and the sea’s songs in his blood will make sure of that.
He should kill her.
Perhaps, keeping her might be worse.
Two kingdoms are falling. One king is losing it all and another threatens to ruin everything. The rules of the land and sea are changing. Secrets of the past are spilling.
And all because of a prince and his little mermaid—whether they live or die—nothing in the realm will ever be the same.
In The Hunted, Bethany-Kris opens a new world—the 9INE REALMS—for readers with a dark fairy tale retelling, and pulls inspiration from the cult classic favorite and the Hans Christian Andersen original to redefine what it means to be The Little Mermaid.
The Hunted… A Dark Fascinating twist of a beloved fairy tale.
Everyone knows the story of the Little Mermaid but this story is not all flowers and poses.
The essence and goodness of Arelle still remained. The girl that has a mind of her own and is defiant till the end.
Eryx (love the spelling) is the twist. He is dark, sexy, and a bit melancholy.
The storyline is intriguing. It may take a chapter or two to get into the storyline because we know the classic fairytale and your brain will keep trying to tell you that the story is wrong. Once I got over that hump and allowed myself to let go, I became so submerged into the plot. This dark mermaid world. I loved it. The pages kept turning and I couldn’t get enough.
The story has depth and the supporting cast is excellent. Mattue is devious and pure evil, he puts Ursula to shame.
Bethany-Kris has painted a captivating world, under the sea and on land. I felt as if I was hovering above and watching the story play out.
Overall the book is a great start to this new series. I cannot wait next book is out. If you love the little mermaid with a dash of darkness. This story is a MUST for you.
Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.
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