You mean, the fun, pretty mythological creatures that sparked fun videos about stolen kidneys?
Yup, killer unicorns.
Well, I finally had the chance to pick up this book and I can’t tell you enough how much I loved it.
Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother’s stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.
However, at the cloisters all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from the crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to—perhaps most dangerously of all—her growing attraction to a handsome art student … an attraction that could jeopardize everything.”
Astrid is just kind of average. But when it comes to unicorn hunting, she’s a pro. It embraces her.
This story is all about destiny — and how you choose to accept it. I loved how Astrid refused to accept her destiny according to anyone else’s terms. She was bound and determined to do what she thought was right, regardless of centuries of tradition dictated.
The issue of virginity (namely, how unicorns are attracted to virgins) was handled very tastefully. Although, I wouldn’t recommend the story to a younger (say 14 and under) crowd.
All in all, this is an action-packed story that you won’t be able to put down.