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Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
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Jun 16, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: own, favorite-books, signed

I do not usually review books this soon before the publication date, but I am just so excited about Rampant. I have to share how awesome Rampant was with the entire blogosphere!

If ever there was a book to question my loyalty to team zombie, it would be Rampant. I’ve never thought of unicorns as anything but sweet little wimpy horse-like creatures. Rampant is the first book that I have read that exposes unicorns for what they really are, violent and blood thirsty beasts. The unicorns in Rampant were tremendously frightening. I was consistently torn between continuing the book and hiding under my covers. In the end, reading Rampant won out as I simply could not put it down. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. I’m so glad that I did because Rampant did not disappoint!

Rampant also has an interesting array of human characters. There were a lot of virgin unicorn hunters to keep track of. At first I was worried that the whole virgin hunters thing would come across as really sleazy or silly. The virgin hunters in Rampant were anything but silly. Astrid was a very emotionally complex character. Throughout much of Rampant Astrid struggles with her role as a unicorn hunter. This was one of my favorite things about her character and about Rampant. I just loved Astrid! Astrid’s older cousin Phil also had issues with being a unicorn hunter. Phil is a vegetarian who is at odds with unicorn hunting. It was fascinating to see how both Phil and Astrid handled their roles as hunters. In general, all of the unicorn hunters came from a variety of backgrounds. It was refreshing to see such a diverse set of characters.

Unicorns and the myths surrounding them obviously played a major role in Rampant. I love how Diana weaved history and unicorn mythology into Rampant. Before reading Rampant I knew nothing about unicorns and unicorn mythology. Thankfully, there was more than enough background information in Rampant.

The only sore spot for me would have to be the ending. I read the last sentence of Rampant without realizing that it was the end. I wanted more! More unicorns, more Astrid, and more battles. I was so very sad to see that Rampant had ended. The good part about the ending was that it leaves room for a sequel. I really hope that there will be another Rampant book.

Overall, Rampant is an amazing book. I would recommended Rampant even to the most diehard of zombie fans. I will be buying a hardcover when Rampant comes out and not just for the pretty cover, but the awesome story inside.
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Princess Bookie soooo lucky!!!

Irisheyz77 This sounds really good. Can't believe I missed it at BEA =(

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