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When the Earth is reduced to a smoking crater, the only thing left to do is turn back the clock.Lily Snow, granddaughter of Death and one of the most powerful magical beings on Earth, knows that her daughter most likely won’t survive in this timeline, so she gives her life to create another.No one remembers the war between humanity and magical beings, and humanity has becoWhen the Earth is reduced to a smoking crater, the only thing left to do is turn back the clock.Lily Snow, granddaughter of Death and one of the most powerful magical beings on Earth, knows that her daughter most likely won’t survive in this timeline, so she gives her life to create another.No one remembers the war between humanity and magical beings, and humanity has become altogether blissfully unaware of magic.Freya Snow, now a sarcastic, awkward, probably-autistic teenager, has spent her whole life moving from foster home to foster home, wanting nothing more than to start living her life, rather than being stuck in the stasis of high school.But when the ghost of her mother’s mentor appears to protect her from the demons hunting her, she finds that she should have been careful with her wish for change.The world is a dangerous place, and a pup without a pack is nothing but prey.HUNT is a YA urban fantasy novel with a dash of sci-fi. It is the first book in the Freya Snow series....

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hunt freya snow 1 Reviews

  • Rosemary Standeven
    2018-10-26 11:49

    Usually when you see autism mentioned, it is associated with negativity – a lack of ability to communicate or form close bonds, incorrect wiring of the brain, inability to pick up on non-verbal cues, no creativity, inability to adapt to changing conditions, etc. There always seems to be the idea that someone with autism has something missing. In the Freya Snow books, the reverse is true, and autism is seen in a wonderfully different and positive light. While the difficulties that people with autism have, are never underplayed, autism here is sign of ABILITY. People on the autistic spectrum have magic. They are not human, but magical beings – SUPERHUMAN. Ordinary (neurotypical) humans have difficulties relating to those on the spectrum, because they lack magic, and lack the memory of it ever existing. Humans and the magical beings fought a bitter war, that was ended by the memories of the humans being reset, so they could not remember magic being in the world. Both tribes now keep their distance from each other, for the safety of all.Freya Snow is an orphan, seemingly destined to hop from one foster family to the next, with no real family or friends – apart from Alice, who soon jets off to Japan. Freya and Alice are both on the spectrum, and both used to being considered freaks with no social graces. Now, with a new foster family and a new school, Freya is prepared for another miserable temporary placement where she won’t fit in. Suddenly Freya’s life changes as she discovers the hidden attributes of autism, her magic – and Damon. Damon is also new at school, and is not at all put off by Freya’s idiosyncrasies. Best of all, he has his own secrets, and allows Freya to keep hers, since she is forbidden to mention magic to a human. They soon become very close friends. Freya has also acquired a ghost mentor, Amber, to teach her how to use her magic.However, all is not rosy. Freya is being stalked by something with red eyes.These books are compelling and addictive – impossible to put down. The world that Freya Snow lives in, is so well thought out: normal, present-day Earth on the surface, but with a seething undercurrent of demons, vampyres, witches, mermaids, ghosts and others. No group is all good or all bad. There are similarities with Harry Potter’s magic world versus that of the muggles, but these stories have an entirely different emphasis. Like her heroine, the author is on the autistic spectrum. She shows such an extraordinary imagination, empathy for teenager’s feelings, and talent for storytelling, that after you have read even one of these Freya Snow books, you will want to revise every preconception you have had about autism. If you start with “Hunt” you will be overjoyed to discover that here are at least 7 more books in the main series, a prequel and two books of short stories. I read the first three books, and the short stories before drawing a breath, and now want to devour the rest. It is impossible to recommend this book highly enough.I received this copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

  • Bri
    2018-11-17 13:30

    I really like this book's storyline and plot. As someone on the autism spectrum, I really appreciated how real Freya felt as a teenager struggling with the idea of possibly being autistic. I also liked how well Alice, the character with an actual diagnosis, was portrayed.The book has quite a lot of mystery to it as a side-effect of the main character being new to the world of magic, and seemingly being kept in the dark a lot, which can be a little disorienting at times, but I certainly never found it off putting and I'm looking forward to the magical world being elaborated on in subsequent books.I don't want to spoil anything with regards to the love interest, but he is definitely an element of mystery that I hope gets elaborated on no later than the next book. (view spoiler)[I also hope that the author doesn't continue to drag out the will they/ won't they for much longer, as I'm not sure how much patience I have for it between books, and I ship Freya and Damon so much!!! (hide spoiler)]All in all, I would definitely recommend this book. The tone was very reminiscent of the first few episodes of Charmed, and having a well written autistic (or probably autistic, but I don't think she'll turn out to not be) is the best!

  • Khailan
    2018-11-03 13:53

    I really love this book! L.C. Mawson is absolutely one of my favorite authors. There is such great representation in her books, and as an autistic reader, I just fell in love with Mawson's way of expressing and establishing Freya's (and Alice's) autistic traits. The characters are strong, the main character is autistic and bi, and the story is a good one. I could barely put the book down, I was so excited by the story and the world we're introduced to in this series. Strong world-building, and it only gets better as you continue through the series!Worth the read! I highly recommend it - especially if you're autistic. It's really an experience to read about characters who have similar autistic traits as you. I certainly related quite strongly to Freya, and to Alice.

  • Lise
    2018-11-08 11:28

    There was nothing for Amber to fear in this fight; the ghost was already dead.Amber is essential to the story of Freya Snow, a girl who was born right before her mother died. Lily bound Amber to Freya as a protector and teacher. Freya awoke the familiar sound of her sister screaming.Although not sisters in a biological sense, Freya and Alice have been sisters in the foster system in England. Alice is the only of the two diagnosed as autistic. Alice’s autism is so obvious that mental health professionals are unable to deny it. Freya is another matter. She falls into my category, and, therefore, it was obvious to me that her suspicion that she is also autistic is true. They are the only people who take each other’s hang-ups seriously and know that meltdowns are not tantrums. She was quiet, bright, and didn’t cause trouble for those looking after her. That was enough for everyone to overlook her trouble making friends, her obsessive nature, and her feeling faint in crowded spaces as “quirks”. It was only because of Alice that Freya recognized a lot of her behaviour as stemming from autistic traits.Freya also happens to be the Hero of "Hunt". In typical Hero style, Freya is an orphan, at the cusp of discovering her magic and acts as a magnet for powerful people. Apparently, she has little say over her life. “I don’t know, getting fostered kind of loses its “special day” status once you get past the tenth time.”Alice and Freya are about to be parted from each other. Alice has been found by her aunt and Freya will be going to the Big city. Well, larger than the town she is currently living in. She does not expect much of the new family or of the new school. Her expectations will be met but they will also prove invalid. Past experiences do not have to predict the future. She will get a friend. One who is not put off by her behaviour and that friendship sets all sorts of things into motion."Hunt" was well-written. Not great, but fun. I liked it enough to get the next book in line, and "White"‘s writing was much better. Again, it was freaking amazing to read about a supernatural Aspie girl. Talk about breaking stereotypes. Thank you L.C. Mawson.Copied from my blog humanitysdarkerside

  • Briennai Jackson
    2018-10-27 11:38

    14 year old Freya Snow is a foster kid, and her 17 year old sister, albeit not biologically, Alice is an autistic foster child. Freya thinks that she might have autism as well, because she has many of the signs such as having extreme anxiety while in large crowds, and being overly emotional to situations others would describe as normal. However, because her sister is so obviously autistic, she feels that if she told anyone else that they would blame her for faking it to get more attention. The one person whom she mentioned it to did exactly that.Now she is moving to a new foster home, away from her sister, and to a new school. Her new foster parents seem nice, and she wants to try to smile and communicate with them, but she is not quite sure if her point is getting across that she is happy with them. Finally, she gets to her new school. One of the girls at school starts to bother her, and so she runs into the bathroom to cry. But while she is in there, the faucets explode. Then, Amber comes to tell her what is really in her past, and how she can control her newfound magic.This book was amazing. Personally, I have had many friends in real life ranging on all ends of the spectrum, from almost nothing showing anyone that they are autistic to nonverbal. This book shows how just because one person's autism is manifested one way doesn't mean that everyone else is nonautistic. And the woman who wrote this book, L.C. Mawson, is actually autistic herself. However, this doesn't define her at all, because her books are just naturally amazing.The character Freya is relate able to anyone. There is slight romance in the book, but it is the perfect amount and does not take over the story. Although Alice is a main character, she is not talked about as much in this book as I would have liked. Nevertheless, there are more books to come in this series, as this is just book 1 and book #9 is going to come out later this year. I now have books 1-6, given to me by L.C. Mawson herself through her reader's list, and I am planning on catching up on the series as soon as humanly possible. It is amazing.I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a series that has a sensible flow while reading, a lot of books in it, a strong female lead, a unique plotline, a reasonable amount of romance, and a lot of fun action scenes. 

  • Diane
    2018-11-15 11:47

    3.8 Amazon; 3.3 Goodreads — but rounded up for the unusual protagonistL.C. Mawson is such a prolific writer that I wasn't sure whether this freebie would be any good, but it is. Definitely YA, but with some intriguing elements — only partially revealed so far — about the world-building and back story. Demons, Angels, elemental Witches and lesser Sensitives, a ghostly guardian, Death as a relative, ... There are a few confusions and more than a few unknowns, left for both me and Freya — about her own blood family, about her severely autistic former foster sister (who seems to have a secret ability of her own), and also about new friend Damon's family — but I want to read on and see her grow and get answers. It's refreshing to have a realistic heroine who's dealing with a variety of isolating, bully-target factors: orphaned foster child just starting in a new family, home, and school; not built like a stick figure or a jock, nor good with makeup; and of course the big one: knowing herself to be on the autistic spectrum, too, but not recognized as such by those officially responsible for her welfare. It's a short read, with the sort of ending that resolves the immediate conflict, but launches a new one. Fortunately, more of the story is already out, waiting for me to get to it. Oh, and I only caught 4 minor typos, so the author isn't one of those annoying indies who have no respect for proofreading or grammar. (Though the way Brits use some idiomatic forms, like "she was sat", always make me have to remember: my way is not the only "right" way — it doesn't even count as slang.)

  • Judith Cohen
    2018-11-13 10:53

    "When Freya said that she’d be shocked if she made it through the year without killing herself, that wasn’t an invitation for a demon to come and do it for her."Yup, and so it begins. This is a really great book on several different levels. It has wonderful world-building, great characters both lead (our gal Freya, who is being set up to be one of those great characters who starts off interesting and then grows from strength to strength over the course of a series) and supporting (especially Amber, Freya's ghost mentor, and Alice), a strong plot with well done use of flashbacks, and powerfully good writing. I especially really liked how Freya's and Alice's autism was handled. Not as the story driver but appropriately just an important aspect of complex persons. Highly recommended. Addendum: A while after reading this I read the series' prequel Trapped. That novel gives the backstory on Freya's mom Lily, pre-ghost Amber, and how Freya came to be the gal we know in Hunt. While I didn't need this to thoroughly enjoy Hunt on a totally stand alone basis, this prequel provides background that really fills some holes in Hunt and enhances enjoyment of it. I'd recommend reading the prequel prior to reading Hunt.

  • RutyB
    2018-10-28 12:38

    With an intriguing prolog that promises a lot of action, we meet Freya. After her mom decided to change the course of time, she was left alone to survive. An awkward and smart kid, Freya is a sweet teenager who only wants a place to belong. Growing up from foster house to foster house she is always afraid to do something wrong. She is a lovely character and it's easy to fall in love with her.When a ghost appears we discover she is no regular teenager and we enter a world where magic is real. Litlle by little we learn about the different factions in an ancient war and why Freya was left alone. To accompany her we have the sweet/crazy Alice and Damon, both of them are great on their own. Of course there is a little of teenager tension between Freya and her male best friend but it's innocent and cute.The book is easy to read, the language is simple and understandable. The dialogues are good and the pace is steady. I liked the action in the final chapters Overall, I think is a good and entertaining book. The story has a lot of potential and I think most characters have a long way to go.*** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. ***

  • Bonnie Keck
    2018-10-23 17:29

    Not available KU so must have gotten it through one of my free book places or permafree and led here. Autistic character, unusual in a book, but the writer's other books also feature this, in the Lady Ruth Constance series.Trapped: A Snowverse Novella (Freya Snow Book 0) Hunt (Freya Snow Book 1) White (Freya Snow Book 2) Wings (Freya Snow Book 3)The Freya Snow Pup Trilogy: Books 1-3 {Hunt, White, Wings}Oracle (Freya Snow Book 4) Witch (Freya Snow Book 5) Freya Snow Short Story CollectionLady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the Clockwork Suitor (The Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone Chronicles)Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the Parisian Thief (The Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone Chronicles) Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone and the American Escapade (The Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone Chronicles)The Complete Lady Ruth Constance Chapelstone Chronicles: Books 1-3

  • Sunny
    2018-11-09 15:43

    This was a great read. I really appreciated the neurodivergent representation, as it’s not something I see handled in most fiction as honestly and convincingly as it was handled here. It was clear that the author is very familiar with these experiences, and it showed in the refreshingly realistic portrayal of Freya’s character. The worldbuilding was also fantastic; I’m eager to learn more about this interesting and captivating world of magic, and I appreciated the skill with which Mawson gradually fed readers information. There were several noticeable editing errors, but nothing bad enough to greatly detract from my enjoyment of the story. Overall, I loved reading this book, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

  • Paige Samson
    2018-11-16 13:56

    These books are short and have many time jumps, but the plot and the writing make it worth it, as well as the fact that the author is incredibly generous- you can get all but the latest two books for free, legally, and the latest two books are very cheap! I quickly became invested in Freya and the drama that follows, and as a neurodivergent queer person myself love to see people like myself in fantasy. I absolutely recommend reading these. (date finished is the date for up to boook 6, not just this one)

  • JenGarren-Manning
    2018-10-23 16:39

    ExcellentI loved this YA supernatural book. Wide range of emotions and feelings that are very thought provoking. Wonderful characters and suspense for beginning of a new series. Great read!

  • Christine
    2018-11-02 14:54

    Fun Read!Loved the story! And that it was not your typical main character! Can't wait to read the next one! Awesome book

  • Essy
    2018-11-07 11:51

    If you enjoy good clean fast reading supernatural stories. You will enjoy the beginning of the Freya Snow series . Looking forward to reading book 2.

  • Jennifer Manning
    2018-11-09 15:49

    Excellent! Loved this YA supernatural book. Wide range of emotions and magic, some action, and the budding of a new romance. Good suspense in the beginning of a new series. Great read!

  • Teena
    2018-11-02 18:47

    I really like Freya and so far Damon. It's very interesting to me and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. Definitely worth reading, you really feel for Freya.

  • Sissy
    2018-10-28 16:45

    A great fae bookWell worth reading, then on to the next one in series.A great cast, story line , and a longing to read more when finished. Along with a absence to return to reality,Be warned you'll be adicted.

  • Chrys Cymri
    2018-10-24 14:29

    Somehow this book felt familiar. Unwanted child (who has suffered through the foster system) discovers that she’s actually a magical being of magical parents. A mentor appears to help coach her in her powers, she discovers an unlikely love interest, and of course there are demons after her.Although the writing was competent (other than the fact that characters are perpetually rolling their eyes--a search through the book comes up with 25 instances!), somehow the novel just didn't work for me.The world building for the school setting was realistic, albeit with the usual bullying that happens to the main character. But I struggled with the magical side. What were the rules, so to speak? And the flashbacks to Amber’s memories didn’t help the flow of the narrative.I also didn’t feel that there was any character development. No one really changes during the course of the book. I would have hoped, for example, that Freya would have learned to trust at least someone by the end of the novel.

  • Mel Ann
    2018-10-28 10:29

    A great read in this series. Its hard to tell who is who and who can be trusted. The magical side of this story is action packed. There were a few editing issues that maybe the author or editor can look over but I am definitely going to be moving on to the next book in the story.

  • J.M. Cowan
    2018-10-28 12:29

    A free read, entertaining, will probably get more in the series after I can actually afford to start buying books again after this Summer of Everything Breaking.

  • Christy Nicholas
    2018-10-21 17:48

    I fell into this novel quickly. The opening was great and gave a good basis for the world-building. I enjoyed Freya immensely, and the frightened, wary personality was well-portrayed. I was a little disappointed with how Amber taught her combat. It seemed like a bit of a cheap cheat, but I appreciated the limitations set upon the process. The demon almost felt like an afterthought subplot to the basic story of Freya and how she found her place in the worlds. The combat part seemed like it came upon the story a bit rushed, almost as if the author had realized they needed more action in this story, and patched in a demon and a few battles. It went from slow-burn magic to ATTACK very quickly. I would have liked a bit more meat on the magical world background. While the author sprinkled the exposition lightly enough, it was all second-hand, except the opening scene. I would have preferred more in terms of flashbacks or intrusion into today’s world. I do hope we see Alice again. I suspect she’s involved with Fate, as she spoke of tangled threads.

  • Devon H
    2018-10-20 10:50

    Date Completed: 12/15/2015Rating: 9/10L.C. Mawson tackles the struggles of teenagers everywhere with this incredibly down to earth first part in a series of fantasy books. The prologue was incredibly well-written and refreshing; I reveled in the fact that there was only one male character in the whole prologue: Death! She also approached characters of color without specifically calling out their race during their introduction, which made me really happy. One of the characters was autistic as well, which is wonderful because there aren’t enough autistic characters being written about in a strong and positive light.Freya, a teenage girl in foster care, moves into a new home with a foster couple, Margaret and Ryan. She’s nervous about the move, as every foster child tends to be, and anxious about leaving behind her best friend and roommate, Alice. However, the prologue foreshadows greater changes to come in Freya’s life, as we slowly learn more about how magic interacts with her world. Although Mawson’s foreshadowing is explicit, it’s effective and I find myself looking forward to what she portends.I’m sure every teenager has wondered whether it’s appropriate to take a best friendship to a romantic level, and Mawson writes about these moments in Freya’s life skillfully. Freya feels exactly how I felt when I was asking myself the same questions. Mawson writes naturally, and I’m reconnected with how I felt during my early teenage years (which were really not so far away). She keeps the relationships at friendship as well, and the value of friendships without relationships for teenagers is often overlooked. The author lets you know that it’s okay to be confused and it’s okay to just be friends. I am amazed at the ease with which Mawson portrays each character holding true to their personal values throughout the story. Freya is truly a believable and well-developed character, and I am always grateful to find such characters in the pages of a young adult series, particularly when themes of magic and overlapping worlds are in the forefront of pop-culture. Additionally, the story is fast-paced and easy to read.L.C. Mawson was born in the U.K. She’s an author, a blogger, and a critic of how autism is portrayed in the media, which holds personal value for her as she is a person on the autism spectrum. I can’t wait to hear more from this author! You go girl, write that inclusive YA fiction.You can read more of my reviews at https://showthisbooksomelovewordpress...

  • Marian Thorpe
    2018-10-22 11:45

    Hunt (Freya Snow: Book One) by L.C. MawsonFreya Snow, the unknowing child of magical beings, has grown up in foster homes her whole life. Moving once again in her teens, her discomfort at a new situation grows as her powers begin to emerge and she discovers that the social worker who has organized her new home is actually her magical guardian and mentor. Freya has only one friend, an older girl at her last foster home, Alice,who is high-functioning autistic and whose disinterest in most social norms and trends Freya shares. Unsurprisingly for a child who has moved multiple times and perhaps borders on the ASD spectrum herself, Freya finds it difficult to make other friends. But at her new school she is approached by the somewhat odd Damon, who is not English and is unfamiliar with many of the cultural references of the school and society. The two become allies and then friends as Freya's world becomes much more complex, confusing, and dangerous.The basic premises of Hunt will be familiar to readers of young adult fantasy: the magical child from another world whose powers begin to develop in their teens, bringing them to the attention of the powers of evil and good from their own realm. But for this premise to be convincing, the magical world must be internally coherent, fully understood by the writer, and that internal coherence conveyed to the reader. In the case of Hunt, this coherence is missing. While introducing such a magical world in small hints and explanations, to build interest and plot, is a valid device, in this case it leads more to confusion than epiphany. Whether or not this stems from a lack of understanding of her own magical world by the author, or a lack of telling the story in a way that explains that magical world, is not clear.Hunt would have benefited, in my opinion, from being a longer book, told from two points of view, the second being from the magical realm, which would have given the author an opportunity to more fully flesh out the structure and conflicts of that world. As part of a planned series, these may be revealed in later books, creating from a promising but flawed first volume a substantial and fully realized universe.My personal rating is two-and-a-half stars, upped to three here since Goodreads doesn't allow for 2 1/2, for this story from a young writer who is learning her trade. I'll be interested to see how Lucy Mawson develops as a writer over the next few years; I think she's worth watching.

  • Leticia (Shh I Am Reading Blog)
    2018-11-11 18:47

    I received this eBook from the author in exchange for an honest review.Please visit me at Shh, I Am Reading for more reviews like this and more!The story starts out with an introduction to Freya’s mother and to her guardian, Amber. It introduces the realm that Freya is from, and that her mother didn’t make it and the father is unknown. The way to save Freya was to take her to another realm.Which fast forwards us to Freya, age 14 and in the foster care system. She is possibly autistic, and has been in and out of foster homes her whole life. All she has is her roommate and best friend Alice, until she is fostered by a young couple living in the next city over. Which for any teenager is tough, new school, city and new people. Freya protects herself though, keeps to herself until she befriends Damon, an unusual boy who has clearly been living under a rock.After accidentally flooding the bathroom at her new school, her suspicions of being watched are confirmed as a spirit possessing a teacher informs Freya that she is a family friend tasked to her care and education of unknown and latent magical powers.While you get the concept of the story; it is a common one with a kid who has no major family ties and struggles to make friends, finds out they’re super special and begin a journey to hone their skills, and possibly save the world.One of my biggest issues with the book, however, was the lack of world building. Yes, Freya had magical powers but there was little information about where she was from. It would have been a good idea if this story had delved into that more, to introduce the history and to give the reader an idea of what ride they were in for.I also found that Damon’s family’s position in the story was a little too confusing. Even with the explanation of his uncle’s partner.But at the same time, there were good things about the book too. Freya often didn’t seem her age, and her maturity was refreshing. She also took to being told she has latent magical powers and isn’t from Earth originally pretty darn well. Her eagerness to learn was enjoyable as well, and her willingness to learn on her own too.This story just needed a little more build up to make it a little more believable for me. But I absolutely enjoyed that Freya was autistic and it was interesting to see the world from her eyes.

  • Kaitlin Batik
    2018-11-15 15:36

    I've never written a book review (unless school-assigned book reports count) so bear with me if this doesn't flow the way book reviews are supposed to.Plot background: Freya is a 14-year-old girl whose mother died shortly after she was born and whose father was never found. As such, she's spent her life bouncing from foster family to foster family. Her latest set of foster parents is in a new town, so she has to change schools. She's always had trouble making friends (she's autistic but undiagnosed) and most of the students in her new school aren't exactly kind to her. One day,she accidentally floods the school bathroom, and learns that she has magical abilities and that her mother died to prevent a war between magical beings and humans. She then begins a crash course in magic.I don't have a lot of experience with the Urban Fantasy genre, but after I read the premise of this book I was intrigued. And after reading the book itself, I can say I enjoyed reading it. The plot was interesting, and at points the book was hard to put down. I also enjoyed the different characters.I did find some of the scenes involving Damon's family confusing, but seeing as Freya also found those scenes confusing I get the feeling that the confusion was intentional/included in a good way.I would have liked to see more of some of the characters, and to learn more about how magic works in this book's universe, but I imagine that's what sequels are for.Speaking of sequels, I'm looking forward to reading them. As for this book, I found it enjoyable and reccomend reading it.

  • Aurora
    2018-10-28 15:40

    Hunt is the story of Freya, a likely-autistic teenager learning that she has magical powers she must learn to handle. Oh, and there seems to be something watching her, though Freya isn't sure whether that's just her imagination.I found that the book was a pleasant read. The writing is concise and easily readable, and the story never felt padded in spite of the fact that the buildup is somewhat slow. While it takes a while for the tension to rise the earlier parts of the story always offered interesting information on the world or the characters.Freya's learning to use her powers was well-done and believable. The main characters were likable and we learn more about them throughout the book, though not all questions are answered. It is a series after all.I was at times confused about who some minor characters were, as some were described very briefly. It did make for some confusing moments but wasn't a big issue overall. Here's hoping the next book will offer more clarity in that department.Not all of the questions that are brought up are answered, which is natural as the book is the first in a series. Even so I felt that the book wrapped up in a way that left me feeling satisfied, yet still curious about the next in the series.

  • Isabel Webb
    2018-11-09 16:30

    *I received this from a Goodreads giveaway and that does not affect my review*4.7 STARSI absolutely loved this book for many reasons. First of all, it has characters with autism, characters who are overweight, and characters who are LGBT without making the book about that. For the most part it is just simply stated that that is a part of them and the story moves on. I loved the character Freya and how realistically she is portrayed. The story is creative and innovative. I will most definitely be picking up the rest of the series. "Hunt" is about 14 year old Freya who is a foster child and has undiagnosed autism. She soon discovers, however, that she has magical abilities and her life turns upside down. I felt for Freya and wanted everything to work out for her. The character development for all the characters was magnificent and the details were vivid. I read most of it in one sitting. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves realistic fantasy and simply anyone who loves YA. This is one you won't want to put down.

  • Rissa
    2018-11-15 14:38

    Freya Snow has been in and out of foster homes her whole life. The only constant is Alice who, while older, is more like a sister. Then one day she gets fostered with a couple in the next city and goes to a new school. There she meets Damon who, like her, is new. They become friends, the first real friend Freya has ever had. They agree secrets are ok, which is a good thing when Freya discovers she has magic and that demons are real and dangerous. The social worker who arranged her new foster parents also turns out to be her magical guardian and a ghost.I enjoyed the book. It stayed interesting and I thought the magic was fun. The author poses situations questioning friendship verses a romantic relationship and autistic characters. I look forward to more of Freya’s story.I was given this book through Goodreads giveaway.

  • Bethany Sheldahl
    2018-11-09 18:50

    I loved this book so much! I got a review copy from the author. The world needs more books like this! Freya Snow is a probably-autistic fourteen-year-old girl in foster care. Then she meets a ghost and starts having water powers! It turns out she is a hybrid of several different magical beings and her mother died casting a spell to stop a war between humans and magical beings. The story is well-told and has a great modern feel with a fun social justice/feminist angle. And the details of the magical world are creative and fun. If you want more books written by Autistics, with Autistic characters, then this just might be the book for you!

  • Annemarie
    2018-10-20 17:58

    I started out really liking this book, mostly for the depiction of its characters. They all felt so real. Yet this book still leaves so much open. It briefly discusses all kinds of magical creatures, gives the names of their species, yet we learn so very little about what they are, and what they can do. I just wish there was more to it.