Video Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Author: Andrew Fukuda
Series: The Hunt #1
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: May 8th 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Survival, Vampires
Source: Borrowed from the library
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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? (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)
FTC Disclaimer: I borrowed a copy of The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda from my library. I was in no way compensated for this review.
You guys, I LOVED The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. Honestly, I didn’t think I would even like it at all because all I really knew going into the book was A) It’s about vampires, and B) The vampires scratch their wrists a lot. I’m just really not into vampires anymore, and that whole wrist scratching thing really made my anxiety flare up. But then a couple of the girls in my book club had read it and suggested that we read it for our October meeting, so I gave it a go.
And I LOVED it. Because it’s not your typical young adult vampire romance story, guys. This is not Twilight. The synopsis makes it seem like romance is a big part of the story, but it’s not. It’s in there, but it’s not a huge part by any means. This story is first and foremost a survival story. Gene is the only human left in a world full of vampires (or vampire-like creatures), and he’s had to disguise himself his whole life, pretending to be a vampire, too. And then he gets chosen to be a part of the Heper Hunt (heper=human) where a small number of vampires get to chase after these humans who have been kept in captivity. It’s crazy, guys. And thankfully, that whole wrist-scratching thing really didn’t bother me at all as I was reading.
I just loved the book so much that I felt like I needed to make a video review of it, so check it out, if you want to know more about The Hunt!