Astrid Llewelyn is now a fully trained unicorn hunter, but she can't solve all her problems with just a bow and arrow. Her boyfriend, Giovanni, has decided to leave Rome, the Cloisters is in dire financial straits, her best friend's powers seem to be mysteriously disintegrating, and Astrid can't help but feel that school, home, and her hopes of becoming a scientist are nothing but impossible dreams.
So when she's given the opportunity to leave the Cloisters and put her skills to use as part of a scientific quest to discover the Remedy, Astrid leaps at the chance. Finally, she can have exactly what she want--or can she? At Gordian headquarters, deep in the French countryside, Astrid begins to question everything she thought she believed: her love for Giovanni, her loyalty to the Cloisters, and most of all her duty as a hunter. Should Astrid be saving the world from killer unicorns, or saving the unicorns from the world?
I kinda wish that I'd read the first book again before reading this book. Because it made reading this book feel a bit disjointed, like, it felt like all that this book had in common with the last one, is Astrid, and the world. That's about it!
We learn more about this world! Which is fantastic, because with a series called killer unicorns, well, knowledge is always a good thing! What they learned, with the yin yang sort of thing, was really great, the protection thingie!
And this setting, the Gordian headquarters in France, well, I had a bad feeling about them! There was something off, something bad there, and with the unicorns being held captive, and treated that way, even if they are killer unicorns, doesn't mean they should've been treated that way!
It was a bit sad to read this book. Things were changing, and Astrid was pretty much alone for this book, with everything that was happening. And the big discover that she made, or really, rediscovered, was pretty cool!
I wouldn't mind a 3rd book. it felt a bit unresolved, but if this is the end, I guess that's OK, too!
Author: Diana Peterfreund
Series: Killer Unicorns #2
Read: October 7th, 2012
Reason Why: really enjoyed book 1!
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: September 28th 2010