Rampant - Keple's Staff Review

I have to be honest here, but since reading this book I have been unable to look at Unicorns in the same way every again.  This book first came to my attention over a year ago, long before publication, when Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier visited the store and raved about it.  Then I simply had to get my hands on a copy, and I just loved it.  I mean really, Killer Unicorns--how can you go wrong! Here are some things you need to know about Unicorns:  They are real.  There are several different breeds (similar to dogs and horses) .They have an uncontrollable blood lust when faced with all humans--- except of course the virgin descendents of Alexander the Great.  And therein lies Astrid's problem.  She doesn't believe that Unicorns are real, until of course she sneaks out of her babysitting gig with her boyfriend, who is then attacked by one of the small variety and gored by the Unicorn's poisonous horn.  Astrid can only halt the venom by calling her mother to tell all and to get the last of the antiserum that she has from who knows where.  

 ....And this is only the beginning of her problems because her mother decides to pack her off to Rome to join the training school for Unicorn Killers and then the real trouble begins!

 Antonia S.

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ISBN: 9780061490002
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperTeen - September 1st, 2009