The Wren Hunt, a contemporary magical thriller, feels a little confused. It’s trying to be many things at once and not quite managing to be any of them, though that’s not to say it’s a bad book. It’s actually very good. Wren is caught in the middle of an ongoing fight for survival and it’s up to her to decide the outcome, though she doesn’t know it yet. The whole way through the book she feels trapped just inside something’s grasp which makes the read rather frustrating, but it’s compelling at the same time. Wren is an intriguing character and her story is interesting with Watson’s lovely lyrical style holding it together. Hopefully the second book, due in 2019, will hone the tone of the story.