The Unicorn Hunter by Rachel Kirkaldie (Blog Tour Review)

This was an interesting fairy tale with quite
a few twists. Read my full review below...

The Unicorn Hunter
by Rachel Kirkaldie
Adult/YA Fantasy, Fairy Tale
Paperback & ebook, 192 Pages
June 13th 2017 by Sweetwater Books


Princess Jessalyn’s betrothal is the talk of the realm, but all she cares about is escaping her family’s smelly fishing kingdom. As queen of Gontir, her life will finally be perfect. But her plans are shattered when she’s kidnapped by a murderous unicorn hunter in a plot to destroy Gontir. With her dreams in ruins, Jessalyn must decide if the life she’s always wanted is worth the price of her heart.

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My Review

THE UNICORN HUNTER is a fun tale full of danger, adventure and magic. Those who enjoy their fantasy on the lighter side or who enjoy fairy tales with twists, may enjoy this one.

I liked Erik from the beginning. He came across as there being more to him than just what you initially see. Plus, he's pretty much the underdog and everyone likes those, right? Jessalyn was a difficult heroine to like. I was hoping for more character development from her. Connor confused me. I thought that it was a she in disguise, but supposedly I was wrong. That just made me question his presence at all. Overall, an interesting set of characters and quite a motley crew. 

The plot had a good mix of humor, danger, magic, adventure, and sweet moments. It also moved quickly. There were things that just didn't seem logical or work for me and I wanted a lot more development, but it was still a fun story. The ending leads well into a follow-up book. 

In the end, was it what I wished for? I definitely wanted more from this story but if you're looking for a quick, light fantasy, then give this one a try.

Content: Clean
Source: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, Cedar Fort Publishing & Media, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

About the Author

Rachel Kirkaldie earned a BA in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing from BYU-Idaho in 2002. While she was there, she worked as a writing assistant in the student writing center, published poetry in the school literary magazine The Outlet, and attended multiple conferences and workshops. More recently she won “Publisher’s Choice” for best Christmas story in a contest on Although a full-time mother and a part-time state employee, she still finds time to dedicate to her writing, making it the best she possibly can.

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