My second book review. Unicorn Bait by S.A.Hunter. Hey, I like fun fantasy stories!
This is such a story and the title is the most fun thing of all but I won’t tell you what the unicorn bait is because that would be a spoiler. But I’ll say this much. It made reading the book worth it in spite of the fact that, to me at least, the book was a little longer than necessary. A bit wordy. And not exactly high English but definitely readable.
It’s a familiar tale with a twist. Modern day woman inherits a joke unicorn horn from her father that turns out to be the real thing and when she dusts it off she’s whisked away to a magical kingdom where unicorns and magic are commonplace. Since her only wish is to return to her home and since she’s smart enough to figure out that it was the unicorn horn that got her there, she figures that she needs another one to whisk her back. The rest of the book is the search for a unicorn and a virgin (which she isn’t) to use as bait because, as everyone knows, unicorns only communicate with virgins. And, of course, in the process she falls in love with the prince of the kingdom who starts out being nasty and ends up being nice even though he remains a little rough around the edges. Much better than Prince Charming, to my way of thinking.
So there you have it. I’m discovering that I actually enjoy writing reviews though I’ll never write a bad review. If I don’t like a book (and I’ve started many books I didn’t like) I don’t review it at all. I just put it down without finishing it.