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5495243Killer Unicorns #1

Format: eBook
Pub. Date: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Type: Fiction ~ Library Book
Pages: 305
Read: 05/01/2013
Rating: Liked it ♥♡

“Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they’ve been extinct for a hundred and fifty years.

Or not.”

When I saw “Killer Unicorns” I thought, “This is the book for me.” I’ve always liked books that completely pervert fairytales because fairytales are misogynistic and promote child abuse.

This is a young adult book, surprisingly it doesn’t have a lot of teenager angst. Astrid talks about her crazy mother and then realizes that her mother’s not so crazy, mainly because she sees a Unicorn, and it attacks her boyfriend. He then dumps her and she heads to Rome to be trained to hunt unicorns, because her life is ruined and she might as well enter a convent.

It’s a lot for a teenage girl to handle it, Astrid manages, finding strength she didn’t know she had and help from a very unexpected source. And danger from someone she and the other hunters thought they could trust. Overall I enjoyed this book and have already started on book 2.

While this is billed as young adult, it does deal with some adult issues, one in particular is very serious and can be disturbing, it is something very common with teenage girls unfortunately and one that I saw coming. I would not recommend this for very young teenagers.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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