Teaser Tuesday: Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

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:

Rampant by Diana PeterfreundRampantby Diana Peterfreund

Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns…

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.

Or not.

Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed ather eccentric mother’s stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend in the woods – thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to prom – 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 – perhaps most dangerously of all – her growing attraction to a handsome art student… 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! :)

16 Thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

  1. I’ve been curious about this ever since it came out but based from the reviews that I’ve seen, I was thinking that I’ll wait for it to come out in paperback before I read it.

    • Chachic: They got me at Killer Unicorns (as if it’s not obvious :P). I squeed just like when I read about Feed by Mira Grant (review somewhere in my blog :) ).

      I’m reading the ebook version of this one. I’m not a fan of hardcovers since I don’t have shelf space now, so I stick to ebooks for the meantime. :) If I really love the book, I’ll spend to get the print. :)

  2. I saw a familiar name in the comments at Should Be Reading, so I followed it over here. The book sounds good! (Want!)

    My teaser’s over at Simpleng Kaligayahan. :)

  3. kaye on June 15, 2010 at 5:54 pm said:

    Well, there goes my image of a unicorn as a sweet creature! Hope you’re enjoying the book. Here is my TT with link to a giveaway of the teaser book.

  4. Good teaser. I like the idea of killer unicorns. Sounds like a fun read.

  5. this book looks like quite a bit of fun, thanks for sharing.

    here is mine

  6. Killer Unicorns is definitely an eye-catcher. I have had my eye on it for a while now.

    I have two teasers this week!

  7. This sounds really interesting! I don’t think I’d ever imagined unicorns as killer beasts.

    My teaser is here.

  8. Nice teaser! Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

  9. Intriguing teaser…makes me want to know more.

    Here’s mine:


  10. I just got this book too. I wasn’t too intrigued about the notion of killer unicorns. Now I have to go look for it and move it up my TBR stack. My YA teaser this week is from Heist Society by Ally Carter.

  11. LOVE the killer unicorn idea. Love love.

    My teaser this week: http://www.readheadreviews.com/2010/06/15/teaser-tuesdays-61510/

  12. Killer unicorns – what a brilliant idea! :)

    My teaser’s at http://hampshireflyer.wordpress.com/2010/06/15/teaser-tuesday-17/

  13. I can’t wait to read this! Great Teaser! My Teaser is here.

    Happy reading. :)

    From the Shadows

  14. I have Rampant on my wishlist. I’m reading Peppermints in the Parlor.

  15. I have to admit, the thought of killer unicorns is very intriguing! I’ve posted my teaser here

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