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Ever the Hunted

(Clash of Kingdoms #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  9,691 ratings  ·  1,781 reviews
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woo ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Erin There is a character set up for a LGBT theme, but it will come out more in the second book.
Amara Dice I can't say a perfect age better than the next person, but I might suggest anyone over 13 or so could enjoy this!

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I can't say a perfect age better than the next person, but I might suggest anyone over 13 or so could enjoy this!

I would list potential warning as: Loss, grief, sexual harassment (mild), whipping, decomposing bodies, realistic medieval dungeon—but I highly recommend Sarah Cnozzen's Review for more thorough information(less)

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Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it

Super fun read, review up on my channel tomorrow!
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I finished edits with my editor, and I'm so excited for this to come out. It's a dream come true to know you're going to be published. I hope ya'll like it, and if not that's fine too because everyone has their preferences. I just want you to know this book means the world to me, and I'm just grateful to anyone who picks it up. Thank you! Luv, erin ...more

This books was my first read of 2017, so, yeah, I am out for blood snark.

Actual rating: 2.5 stars

A guide "How to ruin potentially good fantasy story"

Rule #1. First of all, you need to create two Kingdoms and send them to war with each other. Give as little information about these Kingdoms' history and culture as possible. To make sure you've done a proper job, set any other country in place of your Kingdom and if there's nothing distinguishable about the two, then you have truly succeeded

Emma Giordano
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A solid 4 star read! I really really enjoyed this book! It was definitely a great fantasy novel I would recommend. The magic system was clearly introduced and not at all overbearing to the rest of the story. I did enjoy our main set of characters, though I wish we had a few more important side characters. (Ultimately, there's about 7 or 8 significant characters, 2 are dead, and all but three are barely in the story). I think my only other main issue was that I frequently loss interest in reading ...more
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ever the Hunted surrounds Britta and her search to find her father's murderer. Unfortunately, she is not on this quest because of her own free will; she made a deal with the King's regent. The King of Britta's land is sick, but the King's regent is making some questionable choices that are starting a war with a neighboring kingdom, who are already shunned because a small percentage of the population can use magic.


Even days after reading this book it is still on my mind. From the world to the characters, I truly enjoyed the entire experience of reading this book. It sorta gave me a little Robin Hood vibe which I wasn't complaining about. My favorite thing about the book is probably the setting. I feel like I don't usually comment on that in books but this setting NEEDS some raving because the way Erin Summerill intricately describes it is beautiful.

Highly recommend checking this book ou
Wren (fablesandwren)
This was such a slow burn of a book. Literally 70% of the book was travelling and trying to get from point A and point B. Little Easter-Eggs were thrown here and there and it kept you trying to put things together but the puzzle doesn’t fit until the last 30%.

I went into this knowing that it was a girl who loved to do archery and who braided her hair and loved to be in the woods and blah blah blah... sounds like a knock off of The Hunger Games, right? Because that was what I was thinking going i
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
l REALLY liked this and the end has me going nuts- seriously!

Basically we have Britta (yay, her nickname is my name... Britt!) who is a cute scrawny little thing with a backbone for survival. Her father (the King's bounty hunter) was killed and she literally has no choice but to hunt (or poach) on the King's land to survive (because... women have no inheritance rights.) Of course this is illegal, and she gets caught. She's given a choice- she can either hang for her crime or help them hunt her f
Cindy ✩☽♔
Rating ~1.5ish

While this book had a promising premise, it fell victim to far too many YA tropes. And often felt less like Fantasy and more like a teen romance novel with bits of magic and political issues thrown in.

The author spent far too much time telling us, rather than showing us, that Britta was a strong, capable, independent young woman. Nothing she did sold me on the idea that she was a strong female lead. Which made all the other character's reminders of how smart, witty and/or how tale
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First, EVER THE HUNTED is nothing new. It's a generic YA teen girl fantasy novel, with a wallpaper background that hints at conflict and magic without really expanding on the world much at all. The bulk of the novel is about the heroine's love-angst with her childhood friend, and whether or not he loves her back and, oh, yeah, whether or not he actually murdered her father.

Our heroine's name is Britta. She is the daughter of a bounty hun
Nov 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Ever the Hunted by Erin Summerill
Book One of the Clash of Kingdoms series
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Summary (from Goodreads):

Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered.
Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣

I wanted to like this one so much. Just look at that pretty cover. Unfortunately, there's more to a book than its cover. And inside Ever the Hunted you'll find most, if not all, of the YA tropes out there:

the beautiful female MC who doesn't consider herself as such: Meet Britta Flannery, a 17 years old girl, with skin as white as snow, as fair as moonlight... basically the white, slim girl with pretty skin, light blond hair and blue eyes. She lacks in the boobs department, but that's ok becau
Andreea Pop
Jan 09, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cover-love
Well hello gorgeous.

She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer.

I think you'll probably be awesome.
enqi ☁️✨ (hiatus due to college)
I wanted so much to like this book. I really, really did. But Ever the Hunted fell so short of my expectations.

- Absolute predictability. I knew who the murderer was 50 pages in, when he first made an appearance. The story took a twist where I thought for a moment that I might have been wrong, but in the end my guess was still correct
- The romance was about as interesting as a stone wall. The two of them were already in love before the story started, it seems, and they had a
Joelle (Throne of books)
Dec 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-reviews, e-arc
As a YA fantasy Ever the Hunted is perfect for fans of Morgan Rhodes' Falling Kingdoms series.

Written lusciously, it is a book that sucks you in right away just because of the wrising itself. It's not complex and hard to follow along. It's magnificently beautiful while maintaining a simplistic flow that grabs readers attention and holds it.
Ever The Hunted is the story of 17 year old Britta Flannery who spent her days hunting down criminals alongside her father until he is murdered. All finge
3.5 stars?

I was intrigued by the premise of this and even though I usually shy away from fantasy, I couldn't resist. I think it was the hint of a BFF to more plot point.

I liked Britta well enough. We're in her head and yet, I still didn't feel like we got to know her. Same with her gift. I chalk all of that up to her not really knowing her ability and us going along for the ride. And yet, somehow it made me not really connect with her. Her relationship with Cohen is tangled up and getting those
Nov 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 20%

I tried so hard to get into this book. I got over the writing style. I got over the main characters infuriating name. What I can't get over is how my mind rebels when I want to read, that as soon as the story picks up it drops instantly.

At 20% nothing has happened to the special snowflake main character. She hasn't been stabbed. She got shot at once. She couldn't fight the kings men. She's weak. I'm sure there's character development but currently I am not feeling this. Also, I think s
Chelsies Reading Escape
Oct 21, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: review-books
Solid debut with potentiel to get better. The plot was pretty straight forward. We follow Britt as she searchs for her fathers killer in a kingdom on the brink of war. We spend a lot of time waiting or traveling from one place to another which isnt exactly captivating but I did like the chase and trying to evade capture. I also like stories where the characters have to live off the land but the lack of gripping action slowed down my reading pace.

I wish the story would have had more action to ba
Jodi Meadows
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Aneta Bak
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Bravery is a choice that is yours to make. Don't let fear steal your will.”

Her father has been murdered, and her best friend is gone. Because Britta is a girl, she cannot legally inherit her father's land and because she is an outcast in her town, no one is there to help her during her grieving. Nearly starving to death, Britta decides to kill a deer for food, unfortunately poaching is illegal. Not long after, Britta is caught and sentenced to death. Her only way to stay alive, is to hunt her
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
So this book was just a super cute fun adventure. I have high hopes for this author if this was her debut book.

59244c463f26f2472770c6999bb8abfc.jpgSo we have Britta, all alone in the world after her father dies and her one and only friend Cohen left before her father died to become an apprentice and hasn't been heard of or seen since. When Britta is found and charged  to the highest degree for poaching-an offense punishable by death, Britta is found at an impossible decision...die, or exchange her life for Cohen whom she finds out
50% dnf. 2.75*
OK so hear me out. I really tried but I couldn't go any further. It started to feel like a task at like 30% but I forced myself to continue.
This book really started off well. I liked the hunting scenes etc but as soon as Cohen coughs*ass* coughs enters, it went downhill. All the cliches popped right out. You know what I am talking abt. I could guess everything from a mile away. Cohen was so freaking boring. I think this book was ruined becaz of him and some things our idiotic
Marguerite (M)
Jan 19, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: first-in-series, dnf
BR with Rachelle that I'm dropping because I'm a bad buddy.

WARNING : cursing ahead

DNF 51%
Rating : fuck i'm mad

The book went "meh".
Then it went "fuck off I'm out".

It started off okay. It was actually nicely written, and I could see potential in the MC. For like two chapters.

Well the MC, Britta (huh), was a fucking special snowflake who absolutely didn't stand out and was pretty much useless and uninteresting. She also spent all the book - the part I read anyway - talking about whatshisname (fuck,
Charlie Holmberg
I obviously got an early copy of this book! Summerill's worldbuilding is stellar and her artful prose tells a captivating story that is emotionally engaging and hard to put down. Excited for a sequel. Totally picture the love interest as Kristoff from Frozen even though I know that's not what he's supposed to look like... ...more
⊱ Poppy ⊰
Nov 03, 2016 marked it as on-hold
Shelves: young-adult, romance
Would you just stop doing everything for 10 seconds and look at this Beautiful Cover!

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3/5 Stars

I had anticipated so much this book and I was so happy about the possibility of reading it with the ARC that Netgalley has provided me, I know that my expectations were high and that wasn't probably a good thing, but I couldn't connect entirely
Rachel  (APCB Reviews)
Ever the Hunted is a gorgeous, sweeping fantasy novel that I quickly sped through. Erin weaves a story rife with intrigue and magical components that draw readers in from the start. ETH's fearless protagonist, Britta, will stop at nothing to avenge her father's death by tracking down his murderer, who just so happens to be her late father's apprentice, Cohen, and the one she loves. The romance in this book crackles with tension and lust yet glides with tenderness too.

This book sweetly plays off
Dec 30, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
2.5 stars.

I had every intention of loving this.

The good news is: everyone else might.
The bad news is: I didn't.

Review to come.
Erin Clemence
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest review.
Fans of “The Hunger Games” will enjoy “Ever the Hunted” by Erin Summerill. This cleverly written adventure story focuses on Britta Flannery, a young girl who is a skilled hunter and tracker. Once her father is killed, she is left alone, forced to hide out in the Ever Woods, where she can seek shelter from the King’s Guards who seek to take her father’s home. When the King’s G
Dec 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
*Source* NetGalley
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Ever the Hunter is the first installment in author Erin Summerill's Clash of Kingdoms series. 17-year old Britta Flannery is in a tough spot. Her father Saul was murdered. The King is ready to seize his lands. She has no rights because of a fickle rule about being born the daughter of a Shaerdanian traitor, therefore making her an outcast with no possibilities of inheriting her father's land or title.

*Full Review @ Gizmos Re
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Erin Calabio Summerill claims Hawaii as her ancestral land, and England as her birthplace. She grew up as an Air Force brat on bases in Hawaii, California and England. After graduating with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University, Erin taught high school English in Hawaii while starting a career as a professional photographer and aspiring to become a novelist. Erin's photography has receiv ...more

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