Rampant (Paperback)

By Diana Peterfreund

Harper Teen, 9780061490040, 432pp.

Publication Date: August 31, 2010

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“Rampant is the perfect book for teen readers who are sick of vampires. Meet Astrid, a decedent of some butt-kicking unicorn hunters. Who knew unicorns could be bloodthirsty human killers? Diana Peterfreund takes you on a wild ride filled with action, history, and even a little romance! Check it out.”
— Summer Moser, Summer's Stories, Kendallville, IN
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Description

Forget everything you ever knew about unicorns . . .

Astrid Llewelyn has always scoffed at her eccentric mother's stories about killer unicorns. But when one attacks her boyfriend--ruining any chance of him taking her to prom--Astrid finds herself headed to Rome to train as a unicorn hunter at the ancient Cloisters the hunters have used for centuries.However, all is not what it seems at the Cloisters. Outside, unicorns wait to attack. And within, Astrid faces other, unexpected threats: from bone-covered walls that vibrate with terrible power to the hidden agendas of her fellow hunters to her growing attraction to a handsome art student . . . an attraction that could jeopardize everything.



Praise For Rampant

“As swift and sure-footed as a killer unicorn, RAMPANT weaves a vibrant new mythology from venerable threads.”
-Scott Westerfeld, author of the Uglies series

“RAMPANT is a thrilling read, with strong girls, unusual and scary unicorns, and hidden dangers everywhere. I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish! Please, miss: might I have some more?”
-Tamora Pierce

“Tired of Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Try Astrid the unicorn hunter.”
-Locus

“With an atmospheric setting, personable ensemble cast and some reasoned discussions about virginity, this gripping page-turner evokes the same grrl-power spirit as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, packed with action, mystery and a complex and intriguing mythology.”
-Publishers Weekly

“A fresh folklore twist amid the wave of vampires and zombies.”
-Kirkus Reviews

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