Meagan Spooner
A stand-alone retelling

Hunted

Young Adult Fantasy
HarperTeen
Published: March 14, 2017
HC ISBN: 978-0062422286

Beauty knows the Beast’s forest in her bones—and in her blood.

Though Yeva grew up with the city’s highest aristocrats, far from her father’s old lodge, she knows that the forest holds secrets and that her father is the only hunter who’s ever come close to discovering them.

So when her father loses his fortune and moves Yeva and her sisters back to the outskirts of town, Yeva is secretly relieved. Out in the wilderness, there’s no pressure to make idle chatter with vapid baronessas…or to submit to marrying a wealthy gentleman. But Yeva’s father’s misfortune may have cost him his mind, and when he goes missing in the woods, Yeva sets her sights on one prey: the creature he’d been obsessively tracking just before his disappearance.

Deaf to her sisters’ protests, Yeva hunts this strange Beast back into his own territory–a cursed valley, a ruined castle, and a world of creatures that Yeva’s only heard about in fairy tales. A world that can bring her ruin or salvation. Who will survive: the Beauty, or the Beast?


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Praise for Hunted!

Fierce and luscious. Wander into these woods and vanish inside this splendid fairy tale.

Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

2017-11-27T15:12:33+00:00

Stephanie Perkins, New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss

Fierce and luscious. Wander into these woods and vanish inside this splendid fairy tale.
*Starred Review* A rich, Russian-influenced retelling of 'Beauty and the Beast.' Building upon a familiar tale, Spooner creates a detailed world populated by complex characters... reminiscent of Robin McKinley's and Patricia McKillip's novels, concerned with the power of stories.

Kirkus

2017-11-27T15:14:34+00:00

Kirkus

*Starred Review* A rich, Russian-influenced retelling of 'Beauty and the Beast.' Building upon a familiar tale, Spooner creates a detailed world populated by complex characters... reminiscent of Robin McKinley's and Patricia McKillip's novels, concerned with the power of stories.
Spooner writes eloquently about magic, her world building is excellent, and the book’s characters are nuanced and well drawn.

Publishers Weekly

2017-11-27T15:16:01+00:00

Publishers Weekly

Spooner writes eloquently about magic, her world building is excellent, and the book’s characters are nuanced and well drawn.
Elements of Russian folklore thread through this revision of “Beauty and the Beast,” and the smooth storytelling effectively creates atmosphere and mood as well as relaying the tale. Much time is spent on details… they all work to create a richly immersive and creatively fresh world for a familiar story.

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

2017-11-27T15:16:35+00:00

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Elements of Russian folklore thread through this revision of “Beauty and the Beast,” and the smooth storytelling effectively creates atmosphere and mood as well as relaying the tale. Much time is spent on details… they all work to create a richly immersive and creatively fresh world for a familiar story.
A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.

Marie Lu

2017-11-27T15:17:04+00:00

Marie Lu

A haunting and romantic exploration of love and what sacrifices come with freedom.
Haunting and graceful, with an edge that draws blood when you least expect it, Hunted is a masterpiece. Spooner deftly weaves together fairytale with fantasy, bringing to life an immersive, unforgettable world, a heart-wrenching romance, and a badass heroine.

Amie Kaufman

2017-11-27T15:17:43+00:00

Amie Kaufman

Haunting and graceful, with an edge that draws blood when you least expect it, Hunted is a masterpiece. Spooner deftly weaves together fairytale with fantasy, bringing to life an immersive, unforgettable world, a heart-wrenching romance, and a badass heroine.
Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.

VOYA

2017-11-27T15:18:24+00:00

VOYA

Amazing. That one word describes the whole book.
The author’s other characters are well-developed, too, and her depictions of the snowy forests and magical valleys through which Yeva must travel will keep the reader spellbound.

VOYA

2017-11-27T15:19:01+00:00

VOYA

The author’s other characters are well-developed, too, and her depictions of the snowy forests and magical valleys through which Yeva must travel will keep the reader spellbound.
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