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November 7, 2009

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend in the woods — thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to prom — Astrid learns that unicorns are real and dangerous, and she has a family legacy to uphold. Her mother packs her off to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.

However, at the cloisters, all is not what it seems. Outside, the unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from crumbling, bone-covered walls that vibrate with a terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to — perhaps most dangerously of all — her growing attraction to a handsome art student... and a relationship that could jeopardize everything.

I have been so excited to read this book ever since I heard of it! I mean really "Killer Unicorns" Whats not to like? 

Rampant did not disappoint! Full of action, drama, romance, tension, and the occasional gruesome scene, this book was everything a fantasy lover could hope for! Astrid was a strong character who knew what she wanted (or did not want, as was sometimes the case) She was very relate able as a person. I really liked the tension between her and her cousin throughout the book.

Rampant was a great novel and kept me guessing throughout the night (yes I pulled an all niter to read it!) Great plot, characters, and setting. Overall a wonderful book, and I cannot wait for the next one!



  1. Thanks for the review. I'm suppose to be getting a copy of it. Hope it arrives soon. The "killer unicorn" thing caught my attention as well. It's good to hear that you enjoyed it beyond that!

  2. This sounds so good, and you gave a great review. . .I wish people would start hating it, though, because the thought of killer unicorns makes me sick to my stomach.

  3. Great Review, the book sounds great.


  4. Yay you liked it. I cannot wait to read this. It's sitting on my desk. I'm excited!!!

  5. So I am thinking I MIGHT read this one - when I first heard Killer Unicorns I just could not bring myself to even think about it, but now I hear that there's some nice ones as well - Unicorns have ALWAYS been a fav of mine...so thinking of them killing is not something I could stomach LOL Weird I know!


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