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Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns . . .

Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one attacks her boyfriend—ruining any chance of him taking her to prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient Cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.However, all is not what it seems at the Cloisters. Outside, unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from bone-covered walls that vibrate with terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to her growing attraction to a handsome art student . . . an attraction that could jeopardize everything.

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Diana Peterfreund has lain in silence on a forest floor while a panther stalked its prey nearby. She's swum with sharks in the Great Barrier Reef, lived next door to a very lonely alligator, let piranhas nibble on her toes, and watched as a hyena seriously considered eating her husband. She's seen all kinds of predators, but nothing scares her more than unicorns. A graduate of Yale University, she now lives in Washington, DC, and has written eight books for adults and teens.

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eeclarkson, October 18, 2010 (view all comments by eeclarkson)
When I started this book I was a little skeptical. Killer unicorns, really? And for about the first 50 pages I wasn’t entirely sure I wanted to keep reading. But then, I don’t know what happened, all of a sudden the main character, Astrid, came alive for me. Suddenly she was brave and strong and I needed to know how her story ended. From there the rest of the book flew by and I’m desperate to know if there will be more in the series.

The premise of the book is this: unicorns are not all cuddly and rainbows. They are vicious, killing beasts. And since the time of Alexander the Great (and longer) they have been hunted. By virgin girls. (Because of course that part of the unicorn stories is still true). And Astrid Llwelyn, doesn’t really want to kill anything.

While dealing with unicorns and learning to be a warrior, the story also explores issues of sex, relationships, and learning to trust yourself. In essence it’s a classic fantasy coming on age story, but in our modern day world. With unicorns.

The ending was satisfying and surprising, and the writing was great. Another check in the column for a good teen book.
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ISBN:
9780061490040
Author:
Peterfreund, Diana
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Author:
Diana Peterfreund
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-Mythical Creatures
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 11.36 oz
Age Level:
from 14

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