Spiral Hunt (Hunt #1) by Margaret Ronald
Released: January 27, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Spiral Hunt is probably the best new book I’ve read in a while. I read it for the first time when it came out and decided to re-read it recently since I enjoyed it so much the first time around. Margaret Ronald has created a great protagonist in Evie Scelan, a person with the Scent. With this power, she can track things and people; after all, everyone and everything has a unique scent. In this case, she’s trying to track down her old friend Frank after her contacts her with a mysterious phone call. Along the way, she has a couple other jobs and a potential romantic entanglement that all tie up neatly into one overarching storyline.
This is probably one of the best books I’ve read in a while. Evie’s a great protagonist – she’s smart, flawed and funny – and Margaret Ronald has created a really interesting mythology for the novel, drawing on the British Isles for this component of the story. She’s also got some neat supporting characters and takes the book in directions I didn’t expect, which is always wonderful.
It looks like there’s another Evie Scelan book coming out next month so I’m really excited to see what happens next!