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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

My TBR list is always growing and I thought it would be fun to share my anticipation for those books with all of you. This is not my own original meme; it belongs to Breaking the Spine. It specifically spotlights upcoming releases. As it implies in the title, I'll be posting this meme on Wednesdays. Please feel free to comment and let me know what books you guys are waiting on as well!

Publication Date: March 8, 2016

Synopsis: Kill the beast. Win the girl.

A strange beast stirs fear in the kingdom of Lochlanach, terrorizing towns with its brutality and hunger. In an act of desperation, a proclamation is sent to all of Eurona—kill the creature and win the ultimate prize: the daughter of King Lochson’s hand in marriage.

Princess Aerity understands her duty to the kingdom though it pains her to imagine marrying a stranger. It would be foolish to set her sights on any particular man in the great hunt, but when a brooding local hunter, Paxton Seabolt, catches her attention, there’s no denying the unspoken lure between them…or his mysterious resentment.

Paxton is not keen on marriage. Nor does he care much for spoiled royals and their arcane laws. He’s determined to keep his focus on the task at hand—ridding the kingdom of the beast and protecting his family—yet Princess Aerity continues to challenge his notions with her unpredictability and charm. But as past secrets collide with present desires, dire choices threaten everything Paxton holds dear.

Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ tale, “The Singing Bone,” New York Times bestselling author Wendy Higgins delivers a dark fantasy filled with rugged hunters, romantic tension, outlawed magic, and a princess willing to risk all to save her people.

First of all, I have heard AMAZING things about Wendy Higgin's Sweet Evil series though I haven't picked it up yet. I was instantly drawn to this book by its cover because it's so entrancing! It just looks so mysterious and has this "come hither" look. Is it just me? After I read the synopsis and saw that it's inspired by a Grimm Brother's Tale with brooding leading male, I immediately added this to my TBR.

Info about the Author:

Bio: Wendy Higgins is the USA Today and NY Times bestselling author of the SWEET EVIL series from HarperTeen, the high fantasy duology THE GREAT HUNT, and her independently published Irish Fantasy SEE ME.

After earning a Creative Writing degree from George Mason University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until achieving her dream job as a full-time writer.

Wendy lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with her husband, daughter, son, and little doggie Rue.

Connect with Wendy: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Tumblr | Facebook | Goodreads |


  1. I want to read this book so bad! -stares longingly-

  2. I'm so excited about this book!!!! I was super lucky I traded for it on Twitter because the wait is killing me. It's taking everything in me to not drop what I'm doing and read it lol. I always love Wendy's books and hoping to love The Great Hunt too :D

    ~Karina @ A Reader Under The Sea

    1. Yay! I'm so happy you were able to trade for it =) Can't wait to see what you think of it!

  3. How have I not heard of this one?! -adds it to my TBR immediately- This seriously looks amazing. I love retellings (especially of stories not commonly done). Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

    Christina @ Books & Prejudice

    1. Yaaay I love it when people add books to their TBR because of me =) I love retellings too but it's hard to find good ones.

  4. I am SO excited for this book! The cover looks amazing! I haven't read anything by her yet, but if I love this one, I will definitely check out the rest! And the fact that it's a retelling just makes it like 1000x better! Wonderful pick! :)

  5. Sweet Evil is pretty sexy. :p I can't wait to read this one, Brothers Grimm AND brooding? Right up my aisle!

  6. I haven't read Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins but I am sooooo ready for The Great Hunt! I'm such a huge fan of re-tellings, so bookish gods bless me with this book gosh darn it!

    1. Me too but it's so hard to find good ones! But I still neeeeeed this book haha