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Pub. Date: 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Type: Fiction ~ Library Book
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.
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.