The Hunt of the Unicorn by C.C. Humphreys {Book Review}

Yes, I read another children’s book, but in my defence: the name and the cover stood out to me.

If the title was The Hunt FOR the Unicorn, I probably wouldn’t have considered it, but I really wanted to know what the unicorn was hunting. That on its own just sounds super cool!

Even though it’s a children’s book, it’s still a good read for adults who enjoy reading fantasy books.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Elayne’s family has been passing on stories about a land of mythical creatures but she never takes them seriously. After all, they are just fairytales.

One day, she stumbles through a tapestry and discovers that the stories aren’t just stories, the magical land actually exists.

She is attacked, rescued and then taken prisoner by a tyrant king.

Each of them see a different purpose for her presence there; a meal, a hero or a villain. She wants to return to her home, but an age old promise keeps her there.

She soon releases that sometimes a hero needs to go to extreme measures to first become one.


I loved the portal idea and how creativity it was designed to give it the magical element.

The history was interesting to read, and being given a proper backstory with its twists and turns, I loved how it was written into the story to make sense.

The heroine of the book, Elayne clearly doesn’t know what she is capable of and that gives it the perfect element of surprise.

I do love that she honoured her promises, which technically weren’t hers but she owned them!

It took me a while to get into the book with a lot of info dumping right from the start and the book eventually picked up the pace halfway in.

There’s definitely deeper conflict with traditions and heroic greatness that is seen and shows how even the greatest people have to deal with them before making decisions.

Easily dislikable villains made the story interesting and I kind of felt sorry for them, needing to base power against morals.

There were some interesting twists but the backstabbing-how could the author just let that happen??


It’s an easy read with much information to sit through in the beginning but luckily the pace picked up, and it was easy to finish the book on an interesting note.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.48 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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