Sunday, 6 May 2012

{Review} The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Release Date: 8th May 2012
Publisher: St, Martin's Griffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Format: eGalley
Pages: 293
Rating:  5- Wonderful

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?
My Thoughts:
 At first I thought this book would be boring and I had put it down, after reading one of my favourite blogger’s reviews, I was instantly hooked and wanted to take another stab at reading The Hunt. I found myself gripped into this world as I tried for the second time!

The world building in this book was incredibly interesting and was extremely well done; I was completely blown away by Fukuda’s writing in this dystopian world. He kept the world consistent and extremely intriguing; which to me was one of the factors that made the book seem as great as it was to me.

This book is about a dystopian society in which vampires run the society. Upon reading The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa, I had thought this was an original idea, but both Julia Kagawa and Andrew Fukuda managed to write different stories that captivated me and kept me on the edge of my seats, despite sounding similar—the books are extremely different and I loved both so much! I do not often like to compare books to one another but I definitely recommend this book to fans of The Hunger Games and the “Heper Hunt” will definitely remind you of the wonderful books by the amazing Suzanne Collins. I am so happy that I read this and it was the perfect book for me!

The Hunt was incredibly interesting. With incredible world building, came an interesting set of characters. All which were unique mainly due to the fact that they were an original take on vampires—I do not want to give away spoilers as things such as even the way that these vampires laugh is different, all of these interesting and awesome characteristics made the world and the characters so addictive. Gene; the main character who I did not initially seem to like, grew immensely throughout the novel which was great and made Fukuda’s writing seem even all the more impressive to me.

The Hunt is a compelling tale that has great action, suspense and romance! It is a fantastic Dystopian-meets-Paranormal book that blew me away!
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