I’ve been seeing this book for a while, but I never really picked it up until I finally read the blurb last weekend. I didn’t think this is interesting since…well, I didn’t really know the author (yeah, I judge books unfairly sometimes), but this book had me at these two words:
I got the same feeling right whenever I read zombies.
Seriously, read this:
Forget everything you ever knew about unicornsâ€¦
The sparkly, innocent creatures of lore are a myth. Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. And they can only be killed by virgin descendants of Alexander the Great.
Fortunately, unicorns have been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.
Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed ather eccentric motherâ€™s stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend in the woods â€“ thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to prom â€“ Astrid learns that unicorns are real and dangerous, and she has a family legacy to uphold. Her mother packs her off 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 is seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to â€“ perhaps most dangerously of all â€“ her growing attraction to a handsome art studentâ€¦ and a relationship that could jeopardize everything.
How awesome is that? Killer unicorns! :D Here’s a teaser:
Now I wished I’d paid attentioned to Lilith all those years. Of course, if I had, I’d simply think that unicorns didn’t exist anymore, rather than that Mom was nuts and they’d never existed at all.
I can’t wait to know more about these unicorns. Killer unicorns, wohoo! :)