The Hunted by Bethany-Kris is a dark, Adult Fantasy Reimagining of the Little Mermaid!
*Disclaimer: This book contains mature content and may not be suitable for younger readers*
“Let the hunt begin …
After witnessing the murder of his mother by a mermaid, Prince Eryx Bloodhurst of Atlas
makes a deal to sedate his need for vengeance: they’ll catch the mermaid who did the deed, but
he’ll pay for it with his crown.
Arelle, third princess of the Blu Sea, has never known the true cruelty of the forbidden lands
firsthand, but she will soon. The halfling prince with murder in his eyes and the sea’s songs in
his blood will make sure of that.
He should kill her.
Perhaps, keeping her might be worse.
Two kingdoms are falling. One king is losing it all and another threatens to ruin everything.
The rules of the land and sea are changing. Secrets of the past are spilling.
And all because of a prince and his little mermaid—whether they live or die—nothing in the
realm will ever be the same.
In The Hunted, Bethany-Kris opens a new world—the 9INE REALMS—for readers with a dark
fairy tale retelling, and pulls inspiration from the cult classic favorite and the Hans Christian
Andersen original to redefine what it means to be The Little Mermaid.”
When I heard the synopsis of this story, I was hooked! And not only because it’s a DARK romance retelling either!
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to become fully invested in the story. The writing just felt like I was missing something and seemed to pick up in a spot that left me hanging out to dry. So I ended up DNF-ing it a few chapters in.
I do think that the concept was very interesting, and I don’t want to discredit that maybe if I would have pushed through a little more, I may have found that spark..
If you are looking for a deeply dark Little Mermaid reimagining, give this one a peek!
Published: 6 January 2020
Genre: Adult Fantasy Retelling Romance
How I Read It: eARC from Enticing Journey
*Disclaimer: I requested a free copy of this book from Enticing Journey in exchange for an honest review. All of my reviews contain my honest opinions only and are not influenced in any way.*
“Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, two cats,
and three dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she
has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cats, barking dogs, and a
spouse calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find
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