Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: The Hunt - Andrew Fukuda

On the lookout for a new Dystopian novel ? Did you enjoy The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner ?
Review: The Hunt - Book #1 The Hunt Series - Andrew Fukuda- May 2012
Up until recently, I was never a really big fan of Dystopian but with the sudden surge in the genre , it is hard not to read half a dozen Dystopian novels and then end up going OMG , I actually enjoy these types of books. What is Dystopian to all you adults out there ? Think 1984 but modernized and written for the Teenage audience.  From the very first page, Andrew Fukuda's new book "The Hunt " has you captivated as you are drawn into a world which seemed to be a cross between The Hunted by Cheryl Rainfield , The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and The Maze Runner by James Dashner. In this world , there are two types of people =- the fanged and the Hepers , which actually sounds like Leper which in the way they are treated sounds about right. We meet Gene, he is one of the last few remaining Hepers who have been trained to live amongst the Hunters and pretend to be one of them rather than exposing himself as a true heper. Once a decade, there are games held called "The Hunt" in which like The Hunger Games , your name is drawn in a lottery which a series of numbers attached to each name. Gene's name is called and now he must train with a group of Hunters in order to kill the Hunted - Hepers. As the story goes along, we read as Gene finds it hard to blend in as his human qualities start to shine through especially our sweat - which is apparently extremely pungent. A fast paced book that once you start you will not want to put down as you are holding your breath from page to page. This is one series that I am looking forward to Book #2 The Prey being released as to continue on the story which is set Eleven years before The Hunt .

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