Title: The Hunt (The Hunt #1)
Author: Andrew Fukuda
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK)
The Hunt. I've had heard many things about this book. Once I checked the blurb out, and found out that it's kind of a dystopian-ish and vampire book combined into one. I KNEW I HAD TO READ IT! Who wouldn't find such a story interesting?
This book is Gene's story. It is narrated in first person point of view. Andrew Fukuda was able to bring a new genre into literature. I'd like to call it "dyspire" (dystopia/vampire). I might not be the most creative person to come up with such things, but at least I tried hehe.
On to the book.
Things I liked about this book:
1-The world: A dystopian world with vampires? No, I cannot get over the awesomeness of this. I think I'll admire this forever. It is just way beyond unique.
2-The dangers and differences: One thing that totally blew my mind was how Fukuda manages to describe this futuristic world. Through Gene's voice, he manages to perfectly picture the dangers and differences of being a human or heper. He describes how humans have hair, how they have body odor, how dangerous it is if the humans are sensed by these vampires.
3-The story and action: I really enjoyed the idea of this book. It reminded me of The Hunger Games a little bit, with the idea of the hunt. Also, this book was quite action-packed and worked really well. I really liked this aspect. As long as there's action, I'm gonna love a book (most of the time).
Things I disliked about this book:
There is only one thing I didn't like about this book. It was actually how the first part of the book was a little slow. I felt like the pacing needed to speed up, and it quite bugged me. I felt that Fukuda could have done a better job in that part.
In conclusion, this book was very entertaining. I enjoyed it. It was very unique. It had its flows, but despite all that, it is a very good read.