When I heard of this book, "killer unicorns" I thought it would be pretty cool. I mean, all I've ever heard about unicorns was how beautiful and pure they were, and in this book they are nothing but sharp teeth and poisonous horns.
While the overall idea is unique, I just couldn't get a good picture of a razor sharp tooth, man eating unicorn in my head. I tried, I really did, but I just kept thinking of a beautiful white, not dangerous, horse with a horn. ;)
Astrid was a good character. She grew a lot throughout the book, and I felt sorry for her at times, since she wanted nothing to do with killing unicorns the rest of her life. She was tough though, and I like reading about girls who kick butt!
I liked Giovanni, he was a great character with morals! I mean, Astrid basically threw herself on him and he stopped her. About that. The entire book Astrid basically complained of being a virgin. She's only 16. There is nothing wrong with that, and she really complained about it a lot, to the point I got tired of hearing it. The other girls too.
Astrid's mom was a whole other ballgame. She was crazy. That's all there is to it.
Anyway, the book had it's ups and downs for me. I really did like it, but there were a lot of things I didn't like. The writing was good, most of the characters were interesting enough, but the emphasis on why it was so hard to be a virgin at 14, 16, whatever young age you want to name drove me crazy.
I'll probably pick up the second book, just to see where the story is headed, but I'm not in any hurry.