Thursday, June 30, 2011
Rampant -Diana Peterfreund
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Page Count: 402
Series: Killer Unicorns
Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns...
Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.
Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.
However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student ... an attraction that could jeopardize everything
This book is beautifully written, which extremely long paragraphs describing things that to the avrage reader I would asume makes the story more realistic, Peterfreund makes you feel like your in the story right there with Astrid. This works well for the story, and I couldn't see the story any other way, but I do dislike paragraphs that could of been summed up in a sentence or two
When I heard about this book, I though the idea of unicorns being real was a little streaching it vampires yes I under stand, werewolves sure, I could even agree with mermaid but the mythical beast of a unicorn yea right you got to be pulling my chain here, and the fact that only virgin's can kill them pff. But I was as shocked as any that this book worked.
Now I am going to say this book is not the easist thing in the world to get into, but over all I gave it 3.5 stars, which I think is a very good book (it got 4 on goodreads always round up folks). It took me a little over two months of picking up and putting down this book, but I was determined I was 200pages in before the book got really good, I know why read 200 pages if the 200pages arn't that good. It wasn't that the book wasn't good, it was the fact that there was so much story in it, that it dragged on, because if you had gotten everything at once you would of been overwhelmed. after the 200pages the book was pretty great, and the last 70pages rocked! I can't believe I didn't read it sooner.
The Characters were great, I really love Phil and Astrid, I also like the boys Neil and Go. and there are a slur of other hunters who make great side characters who all have there own plot. I think if you like more character driven books this is a book for you.
Now I don't normally do this, but I think it's becoming more important to have a sexual content of a book. There is sexual parts of the book, and this book also touches on rape, so be warned.