Title: The Hunt
Author: Andrew Fukuor
Level: Young Adult
Published: May 8, 2012
In a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction, seventeen-year-old Gene has only managed to survive by painstakingly concealing his true species. If the bloodthirsty creatures surrounding him knew what he really was—a human—he would be devoured swiftly and terribly. When Gene is chosen to participate in the government-sponsored hunt for the last remaining humans, it thrusts him into the fight of his life—and into the path of a human girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible. Now, he must learn the art of the hunt and elude his fellow hunters whose suspicions about his true human nature are growing. But most importantly, Gene and the girl he loves must find a way to forge a life together in a brutal world that’s bent on their destruction.
This book was magnificently written. From the first page I was captivated by the plot line, it was so unique and interesting, I couldn’t tear my eyes away. Eventually I made myself stop for the day when it reached 2:30 AM. I know, it seems most of the reviews I write are full of compliments and praise, but I guess I just happen upon amazing books more than I do dreadful ones.
I loved the plot, it was so different and original. Some aspects of the vampire way of life kind of grossed me out for example, instead of laughing they would scratch their wrists and they would hug ears. I don’t even know. It was weird to read about.
Although the entire book wasn’t action packed, it was still extremely captivating and the end was so shocking that I am absolutely dreading the wait for the second installment.
A definite must read.
Character Rating: 4/5
Plot Development: 4/5
Overall: **** ½