Author: Andrew Fukuda
Genre: YA Paranormal, Dystopian, Horror
Release Date: May 8th
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Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.
Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night—a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.
When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible—and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever—but is it worth the cost of his humanity? (Goodreads Summary)
The Hunt packs a punch from the beginning and takes you along for quite a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs, twists and turns, spirals and loops all throughout the book until the very last page. This was a major thrill ride for me. It was chaotic. In a completely good way. Vampires are back, and they’re not sparkly or pretty, or even the slightest bit romantic. They’re terrifying, and this is a world I so would not want to find myself in as a human.
What I liked was the attention to detail and how the characters interacted. They had to blend in and survive, and through these ideas, they found ways. Some weren’t very lucky in this of course, but if you have the knowledge and know-how, it could be possible. I had expectations, and I wasn’t disappointed. My breath was held a few times, tensed on behalf of Gene. My only problem? I wanted to know what happened to the world that led to this…some semblance of a back story I mean, and I felt I didn’t get it. Was this a future dystopian Earth, or some kind of fantasy new-world all together? I didn’t have any sense of this and it was slightly confusing to be honest, but once I got past this and into the characters and storyline, I really loved it overall. I already can see the hype it’s building and would highly recommend it myself.
This is an edge-of-your-seat action-packed read with some seriously awesome characters. The imagery is fantastic, the emotion is completely expressive and it will sweep you away. It’s fresh and original. I couldn’t stop reading. I’m hungry for more!