Saturday, August 22, 2015

Review: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson


About the book:
A beautiful maiden who poaches to feed the poor.
A handsome forester on a mission to catch her.
Danger and love are about to unite in Thornbeck Forest.

The margrave owns the finest hunting grounds for miles around—and who teaches children to read, but by night this young beauty has become the secret lifeline to the poorest of the poor.

For Jorgen Hartman, the margrave’s forester, tracking down a poacher is a duty he is all too willing to perform. Jorgen inherited his post from the man who raised him . . . a man who was murdered at the hands of a poacher.

When Jorgen and Odette meet at the Midsummer festival and share a connection during a dance, neither has any idea that they are already adversaries.

The one man she wants is bound by duty to capture her; the one woman he loves is his cunning target . . . What becomes of a forester who protects a notorious poacher? What becomes of a poacher when she is finally discovered?
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My thoughts:

The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest is the sixth book of Melanie Dickerson's I've read. It was an entertaining read, although I still think that The Healer's Apprentice is my favorite so far. I liked the Robin Hood and Swan Lake elements. I also think that the characters were nice and there were several twists in the story -- including some unexpected things that made everything end in a great way.

All in all, a good book. I feel like it is definitely geared towards younger readers, which may be one reason why I didn't love it as much as some of her other stories. I recommend it to teens that enjoy medieval novels, as it's a fun and easy read. :) 

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5 comments:

  1. All of her books are geared to teens... =) This one was not quite as much, but still similar.

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    1. I know, but for some reason when I read The Healer's Apprentice, I didn't feel like it was as much as the latest books. Still didn't hinder my enjoyment too much, as I knew going in it was a YA book and geared towards teens. :) And the story was good. :)

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  2. I love Melanie Dickerson. She's my go-to author when I want something light and fun.

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    1. Her books are definitely great if you are looking for light and fun stories! (Especially if you also enjoy fairytales)! :)

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  3. Sounds like it will be a fun one for my teenage cousins! :-)

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