So a long, long week full of work in retail (during Black Friday) has gone by and I finally found some time to come back to my blog and share a review with you all!
This review is for The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson.
I was lucky enough to receive this novel from Raincoast Books in exchange for an honest review.
Let’s get into it!
Goodreads Rating: 3.67/5
Pages: 432 Pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Published: November 6th, 2018
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Romance
Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family’s enemies—the Judges—and there’s nothing that she can do to stop it. Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good.
In a desperate bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercover assignment—as an intern to an influential Judge named Cassa Harkness. Cassa has spent her life researching a transformative spell, which could bring the war between the factions to its absolute end. Caught in a web of deceit, Wren must decide whether or not to gamble on the spell and seal the Augurs’ fate.
This novel was one that I was actually very surprised by. I didn’t realize that it was an urban fantasy so when I started the novel and really got into the novel, it was a happy surprise.
This novel was one that really took my by surprise, from the plot, the writing, and the characters.
I found the writing in this novel to be so lyrical and enthralling to follow. It was such a fun read and really caught my attention for it’s entirety.
To accompany the writing, this novel had a plot that was unlike anything I’ve read before, and I think that’s why it was so easy for me to fly through it. It was a plot that had a lot of twists and anticipation, which are my favourite types of plots to read. The spying and Romeo and Juliet style of this novel fit together really well, and I can promise you that it won’t feel too overused or like other novels you’ve seen before.
Despite the plot being good and having aspects that I enjoyed, I wouldn’t say this is one of my new favourite books and that is only because I don’t see myself picking it up again. Once you know the ending of the novel it loses it’s mystery and some of the enjoyment that came along with it. That is just my opinion.
I really loved the main character of this novel. Wren was a protagonist that showed so much growth throughout the duration of the novel and it really made her grow on me as a reader. She was very strong willed and independant (at times) and that was awesome to see, especially in a trope where women are sometimes shown to be weak.
The other characters in this novel were also very well written and all had incredible dimension, despite the novel being under 500 pages. You definitely saw a change in the characters from the first time you saw them to the last.
Cassa was a character I found so fascinating. I wish we were able to see more of her in this novel, but it’s understandable why we couldn’t get more. The mystery around her was something that made me want to see more of her, and I think if we didn’t have that I wouldn’t have cared as much as I did!
All in all, I really enjoyed reading this novel because it was such a fun read and very unique compared to what I’ve read before. It has some really incredible characters and I definitely think you should pick it up if you get the opportunity.
The only think I would change about this novel is the cover, I think it’s a bit plain for my taste so I wouldn’t mind it if that was changed!
That concludes my review for The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson.
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