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The Wren Hunt By Mary Watson The Wren Hunt Every Christmas Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family s enemies the Judges and there s nothing that she can do to stop it Once her people the Augurs controlled a

  • Title: The Wren Hunt
  • Author: Mary Watson
  • ISBN: 9781681198590
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Wren Hunt By Mary Watson Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family s enemies the Judges and there s nothing that she can do to stop it Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good In a desperate bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercoverEvery Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated village by her family s enemies the Judges and there s nothing that she can do to stop it Once her people, the Augurs, controlled a powerful magic But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good In a desperate bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercover assignment as an intern to an influential Judge named Cassa Harkness Cassa has spent her life researching a transformative spell, which could bring the war between the factions to its absolute end Caught in a web of deceit, Wren must decide whether or not to gamble on the spell and seal the Augurs fate.
    The Wren Hunt By Mary Watson

    The Wren Hunt The Wren Hunt, by Mary Watson Feb , Wren is being hunted by the people who hate her the most the Judges Bound every year to be chased, Wren faces the difficult decision to undertake an undercover assignment to change her families fate The opening scenes were very confusing. The Wren Hunt Mary Watson Books Jan , The Wren Hunt is a book about magical beings in our world, but I was totally unconvinced It took me a long time to figure out where the setting was and even then I wasn t completely sure I had a hard time juxtaposing T.V s and cans of Coke with the magical characters They just didn t seem to mesh well together, despite the authors best efforts. The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson, Hardcover Barnes Noble Up to sh backNov , The Wren Hunt is such an interesting and captivating read Told through the eyes of Wren, a year Augur old living in a small town, we begin the story at the time of the annual hunt While it may be a fun hunt for other neighborhoods, Wren s Hunt the Wren The Wren Hunt eBook Watson, Mary Kindle Store Nov , The Wren Hunt is a book about magical beings in our world, but I was totally unconvinced It took me a long time to figure out where the setting was and even then I wasn t completely sure I had a hard time juxtaposing T.V s and cans of Coke with the magical characters They just didn t seem to mesh well together, despite the authors best efforts. The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson LibraryThing But Wren is on the hunt, too Sent undercover as an intern to the Harkness Foundation o enemy headquarters o her family s survival rests on finding a secret meant to stay hidden As the enmity between two ancient magics reaches breaking point, Wren is torn between old loyalties and new lies And trapped in the most dangerous game of her life. The Wickerlight The Wren Hunt, by Mary Watson Following on from The Wren Hunt, The Wickerlight takes on a slightly different cast of characters, this time following David one of the antagonists of The Wren Hunt and Zara, a new character Zara and her family move to Kilshamble in hopes of a new start, but merely months into the move, Zara s sister Laila is found dead. Wren Day Lankum Hunting the Wren Lyrics Genius Lyrics To hunt the wren on the wide open ground They flock round the soldiers In their jackets so red For barrack room favours Pennies and bread The soldier is rough In anger or fun And he causes much

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    1. ilsa ➹ on said:

      so this was like a drink that at first you don t like but then you keep sipping at it and then for some reason you can t stop and you are so thirsty and you re not even sure you like but it s so good and wow, there and gone, you ve drank it all.i promise i m not drunk.The premise is as magical as an enchanted potion in a deep dark forest in a land of elves Basically, verryyyy magical It is a tiny bit typical but it s about Judges and Augars and they re both magical but the augurs are hipster ma [...]

    2. Liz Barnsley on said:

      4.5 stars I loved The Wren Hunt because it was genuinely different to anything I had read before and written so beautifully that occasionally the prose practically sang an aria.The story itself was highly immersive beginning with a chase and developing into a deep seated mythology that was beautifully layered and highly engaging we follow Wren as she infiltrates the enemy camp so to speak in an attempt to steal the one thing that can save her family.The Wren Hunt is a very surreal read in a lot [...]

    3. Lena (The Printed Girl) on said:

      This book is not something I read before and I loved it It has many magical realism elements but still has such a romantic feel that it doesn t completely fit that genre It just was an amazing book and I hope I ll read many books like this one in 2018 The overall story was great The ending came as a complete surprise for me I never expected things to end like they did It was all so original and creative The magic was what took this book from being a good book to being a great book.Something tha [...]

    4. Kate (beautifulbookland) on said:

      This is the kind of book that you read, and then immediately want to reread because there s so much that you could take in I can t even believe how much I enjoyed it it was sort of touch and go at the beginning because I had no idea what the heck was happening, but after about 15% I was fucking gripped, my god.The PlotWren is an Augur, a once powerful people who used to control a powerful kind of magic but that power was taken from them by the Judges, who are determined to bring about the end o [...]

    5. Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism) on said:

      Trigger warning for physical and psychological abuse of the main character by a group of young men.I think I want to rate this 4.5 stars But I m not sure My head is such a mess right now Basically, this book was one giant mindfuck At first, that wasn t in a good way, as there was a bit too much detail on the world and druid culture without explanation I felt lost and confused for a while BUT THEN it all very slowly started coming together, and I realised I was being played by the author If you r [...]

    6. Nikki on said:

      I received this book from the publishers via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.Oh wow This was just not what I expected at all And it is amazing Fully deserving of the 4.5 stars I m giving it It s a relatively slow book, but in a good way, as you learn things along with Wren and are never sure who s lying and manipulating or what the truth is The story behind the judges and the augurs takes a while to take shape, but that is amazing too The only thing I didn t really get was the wren h [...]

    7. S.A. Partridge on said:

      The Wren Hunt, which draws heavily on Irish myth, begins on St Stephen s Day the traditional day of the wren, when masked boys chase a symbolic fake wren and are allowed to play tricks on their friends Watson s protagonist, Wren, finds herself chased by such masked boys, but instead of being innocent fun, this hunt ends in violence, leaving Wren rattled and the boys tempers woken.Wren lives with her grandfather in the small Irish village of Kilshamble They are augurs, or seers, able to read the [...]

    8. Peppermint on said:

      is lyrically written YA debut about feuding magical families is perfect for readers of Maggie Stiefvater Say no

    9. Lulai on said:

      I received this book through NetGalley against an honest review I had no idea what my reading was going to be like, and I must say that even after I finish, I still have many questions.The book begins in our contemporary Ireland, for centuries the Augurs and Judges have been in war, with the destruction of places of worship, harassment and others The Augurs are in a bad position, but Wren our heroine is going to infiltrate the Judges in order to save her people from extinction I think what I lik [...]

    10. Karen Barber on said:

      The hunt for the wren is a traditional Irish event, taking place in late December, which is thought to symbolise the sacrifice of the old year in readiness to welcome in the new In this novel, an assured debut, we focus on the fight for survival of two ancient groups augurs and judges and the young girl born of both groups who is to decide their fate.Initially, I have to say this was a puzzling start I was not sure who Wren was, how she was connected to events or even what kind of book this was [...]

    11. Julia (BrightBoldAndBookish) on said:

      Thank you to Bloomsbury for providing me with a proof copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Despite having an proof copy of this book it took me ages to read it However, when I did get to it, it only took me a morning to read it from cover to cover The Wren Hunt was an adventure full of strange magic and forbidden love and CrAzY betrayals I really hope that there is going to be a sequel but I don t think that there is Insert pained and disappointed sobbing.Despite being completely d [...]

    12. Judith Moore on said:

      Full review up on my blog chaininteraction.wordpressWhere to even begin with this book Let s start with Wren, our main character Wren was an interesting one for me In many ways she s quite a weak character, often doing what she s told and being manipulated and used on all sides Normally that s something I can t stand in a character, it just annoys me, but something about the way that Wren is written means her weakness never feels like a character flaw She s being used but she s also a force to b [...]

    13. R.J. on said:

      DNF I finished the first chapter but just felt like something was missing Not my thing Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC

    14. Jess Crafts on said:

      This was a good book it just wasn t a very ME book I can definitely see why it s getting some very good reviews and I don t disagree with them but it just wasn t for me.Wren is an augur, one of two types of magical communities left in the world The other half are judges and in the modern world they are the ones with the power Every Christmas judge boys chase her through the woods near her home and every year it gets and sinister But the augurs Wren lives with aren t going to stand by and do no [...]

    15. Karina Szczurek on said:

      Magical read I wish this novel had been around when I was sixteen But, even at forty, I am enchanted.

    16. Louise on said:

      A folksy, dreamy story with a modern day sharp edge This has so many things I love, from magic to history to increasing mystery There is something compelling about this book, and it starts with Wren Why is she so significant to both Judges and Augurs Every St Stephen s Day the Judge boys chase her through the village, and it is clear from the start that this is than a childish game.Another thing which kept me reading was Wren and Tarc s relationship Wren is warned away from Tarc He is a Judge b [...]

    17. Pauline on said:

      Going in to this novel you might feel that it will be a traditional fantasy, and whilst there are fantastical, magical and spiritual elements, it actually soon becomes a contemporary thriller It is interesting to note that the wren hunt it still performed in some parts of Ireland today, although the wren is now a plastic toy and rather than a frightening and sinister ritual it is an event of celebration In the setting of this town in modern day Ireland however, the old druidic traditions remain [...]

    18. Sarah on said:

      This just wasn t for me, I m afraid Loved the concept of Augurs vs Judges and the Irish fantasy edge, but I struggled to connect with the characters, and couldn t manage to care very much about what was happening which meant it was a bit of a slog to get through It s not badly written in any sense, and I can see it being very popular, but it just did not click with me at all I spent most of my reading time itching to get to the end so I could move onto something else.Too late, I ve only just not [...]

    19. Sophie Eminson on said:

      As I start to introduce young adult fiction into my reading, I am reminded of the sheer simplicities of reading when you re young The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson was a slightly confusing, but overall well written, enticing book It follows in line with many YA fantasies which focus on the fact that if this character wasn t involved, the specific events of the novel would not have happened The Wren Hunt will be published on 8 February 2018 by Bloomsbury.The plotSet in Ireland, The Wren Hunt is a you [...]

    20. Michelle on said:

      originally posted on The Writing Hufflepuff Disclaimer I was given an ARC of this book by Netgalley and the publisher thank you in return for an honest reviewI was really excited to see that I was approved for The Wren Hunt, as the premise the summary on Netgalley was different than the one on btw really intrigued me I thought The Wren Hunt, where Wren is chased through the woods, would play a bigger part than it did and that there would be a lot tension, deceit, suspense, plot twists and just [...]

    21. Becca (becandbones) on said:

      I received this ARC for NetGalley in exchange for an honest review A big thank you to Mary Watson and Bloomsbury Publishing My mother left when I was a baby I was named Wren for the druid bird My first memory is of trees I am an auger with a spinny eye, which is a curse, not a blessing I am here to steal from you I love peanut butter and running in the woods, but never with the boys behind me Overall this book did capture me into a world of darkness, magic, and treachery Unfortunately, something [...]

    22. Rebecca Armstrong on said:

      Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods by her family s enemies the Judges and there s nothing that she can do to stop it Once the Augurs controlled a powerful magic But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying her kind for good In a bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercover assignment as an intern to an influential Judge named Cassa Harkness Cassa has spent her life researching a transformative spell, which could bring the war between the factions [...]

    23. Emily Saddler on said:

      This was a slow burner for me and I struggled to enjoy the book until around half way through The opening of the novel, where Wren is being chased by a group of Judge boys, was gripping enough, but I found the world building severely lacking Why were they hunting her It s tradition fine But, why did it end in violence with a general undertone of threat and hatred The augurs and judges hate each other again, tradition Again, fine , but there was no explanation for this I really struggle to invest [...]

    24. The Humpo Show [ Richard ] on said:

      The first half was a bit of a slog, and at times I really struggled to make my way through chapters and chapters of laborious explanations of Augur rituals and the history of the feud between Augurs and the Judges The initial deluge of information about the magic concerned with the Augurs and the Judges was a bit overwhelming, and the plethora of terms, abilities and characters was hard to keep track of and to understand how much of the information was meaningful to the story at this stage.There [...]

    25. Olivia Lawton on said:

      Let me start by saying The Wren Hunt is a book pretty unlike anything I have read before, and I really enjoyed it.Within just a few pages I was quickly hooked on the unusual plot and I loved the opening chase scene, which created a thrilling entry to the mythological, magical world Mary Watson has so creatively invented in this debut novel.Set in Ireland, this wonderfully original fantasy story guides readers through the various struggles and adventures lead character Wren faces in order to disc [...]

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