Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund

Rampant by Diana Peterfreund
Series Number: #1
Page Count: 402
Published: 2009-08-25
Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns... Real unicorns are venomous, man-eating monsters with huge fangs and razor-sharp horns. Fortunately, they've been extinct for a hundred and fifty years. Or not. Astrid had always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one of the monsters attacks her boyfriend—thereby ruining any chance of him taking her to the prom—Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the…
4.8Overall Score


Wow! what can i say beyond WOW! I loved this book!! Ive not read any books by the author before but i def thinking she has careened to the top of my best ever list! I will def be reading more of ...

  • Plot
  • Characters
  • Pacing

The Characters. I loved the characters! they were so deep and developed. Their uniqueiness really shined for me. There are a bunch of girls at the cloisters and sometimes i got confused. I had to ask myself “which one was that?” quite a few times…but i liked learning about them all. There voices were all so true to character! This author really knows how to write from a teen’s pov! My favorite character was Cory! She was so conflicted and deep! I felt so bad for her! She seemed to work so hard but didn’t really get too much credit!

The Plot/Theme. Ive never read a unicorn book before so i wasnt sure what to expected…Ive always “liked” unicorns (b/c of harry potter) and was kind of put off by people “killing” them…but after getting engrossed with the story..those feelings were challenged and addressed. The storyline was amazing and very hard to predict! There were a few things that were easy to put together and realize before Astrid, but i think those were put in to distract you from the HUGE twist towards the middle/end!

There were a few things i didnt like…Like Phillipa. I liked her ok…but i have to say shes my least favorite character. I guess she just seems stuckup to me with the things she says…and she acts so bossy! She did however take care of Astrid and the other girls. She reminded me of Isabell from Shiver/Linger! Also, I think the “flood and fire” verbage was annoying too..it got repeatious…but neither of these took any from the story!

Another very small thing that got to me was the italian and jaron. I sometimes couldnt remember (or didnt know) what they were talking about when they mentions tools and stuff….or like parts of Rome…haha..im so lame! I was listening to the audiobook so i couldnt even figure out the spelling to consult my trusty google search bar…..sigh.

Overall this was a great read and i highly recommend if to anyone wanting to read a good “mystical creature”, romance and/or mystery book! I will (not so) patiently be waiting for book 2!

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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