Monday, April 9, 2012

Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukada

The Hunt (The Hunt #1) [add to Goodreads]
by Andrew Fukuda
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Date publication : May 8th 2012 [ uk edition May 10th 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK]
Rating : 4.5/5

Synopsis: 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? 

Synopsis:Against all odds, 17-year-old Gene has survived in a world where humans have been eaten to near extinction by the general population. The only remaining humans, or hepers as they are known, are housed in domes on the savannah and studied at the nearby Heper Institute. Every decade there is a government sponsored hunt. When Gene is selected to be one of the combatants he must learn the art of the hunt but also elude his fellow competitors whose suspicions about his true nature are growing

my thoughts

Cover Honestly I don't know wich one I like better.the us orange cover to important caracters are shown in the backgrond and the hole in tin i think.[a Key point in the novel!?] or the UK in no way resemblence to but love the emotion of the cover model,the creatures in the backgrond, the color template and the bloody lettering of the title

Book: I was so happy to finnaly get approved by Sint martin's press

Imagine a world were humans are nearly extinc and hunted down to extinction .so a delicassy, so a ravishing delicious rare meat.imagine living in that soceity, being human and masking your humanity.Everything that is human, your emotion, your characteristics, your odor, your name.
all would make you un camouflaged fish in a sharktank.thats what gene life feels like.

"People are numbered in society, on the streets, in class.Gene has an different designation in different classes.All the activity is in the night hours till the break of dawn to dusk again.Why is that? You asked,cause the people'',these creatures are VAMPIRES.And not your lobby dubby vampires, no not your sparkly ones[lol how could i not let talk about pass me by,lol i'm laughing lol] They are somewhat like and still different from ages past.From the grey zones of the publishing world.[not really that long ago lol] these ones are gruesome[still looking hott ] bloodthirsty and deadly.

The ruler has an announcement ;the last hunt that there ever be will be held.A last batch is left,the previous hunt was 10 years ago and it was made clear they were extinct.But gossip spoke of a few hepers[humans] that were left.Now imagine the craze,the lust,the hunger when the hunt was announced .A lottery is held for whom will enter the hunt.Saliva dripping from fangs and forming puddles on tables in anticipation for of the numbers that will be picked.

Ashley June ; one of the lucky ones to be picked and a fellow schoolmate. She is mysterious, seductive, innocent and sweet,trusthworthy or not.and not really her name!?[capable of kicking any whiny YA 'heroine's butt] looking forward to reading more of her in book two.that is all i can say about her with out spoiling[intrigued?]

Gene is one of the best male protagonist I've read and on my list of favorite male protagonists.He's a dude and you get to know it, you can feel it see it his his toughs , feel his emotions and see it though his actions.L loved how he gets more human and starts to be more human trough out the book which is deadly even more in the hunt and waiting and preparations of it.

The other main characters who will play a huge part in further books are not even known by name or in fact really seen untill the second part of the book.I loved reading about the building of the relationships between them and gene. I have to mention the ending was an freaking i hate you but i love you and have to read more but why the year long wait cliffhanging.

There were some iffy parts about the world, like how did the world become like that.But don't let that deter you. the action was spot on. I kept reading, must read further even if it was 1 am in the morning. And no drag what so ever. The hunger games vibe was nice but has not a coppy cat feel to is written in first person perspective, gene's perspective[ i love his narration]

Now that rest to ask is this:

Are you bored love triangles? the human falling for the paranormal creature?[ i have to say there are some books that are awesome with that i just listed] vampires that are ikickly sweet?Ding ding ding, the hunt is for you[ found in bookstores near you on release date/ in annoying commercial voice lol]

thanks to St. Martin's Griffin for approving my request of The HUNT

the trailer

songs that fits perfectly with this book and do generate a atmosphere. 

I've never posted all the songs from a playlist provided by the author/ it all fits perfectly / i so want book two now// 

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  1. I'm glad to see you enjoyed this! I got approved for it also and need to get around to reading it soon! :)

  2. Great review Roro. You have me excited to read my copy. I plan to read it later this month :) It sounds like it will be a refreshing read!

  3. Wow! The Hunt is one of your favorites?? Everyone I know loves this book! <3 I like that you said that Gene is one of your favorite male protagonists ever. I like reading books and finding good male voices inside them - too much girls in YA books, I think. Great honest review!

  4. Hate triangles! I like the UK cover better tho.
    Your review kind of makes me think of the movie Daybreakers

  5. Oh WOW, Roro! I knew this book was going to be good but I had no idea it would be this good! Just reading about how you describe the world makes me want to shiver -- I definitely wouldn't want to live there but I still want to visit their world at the same time. x) And I love how you said that Ashley June was "capable of kicking any whiny YA heroine's butt" <-- I'm already a fan of hers! ;)

    Awesome review, Roro! And really cool playlist too! :)

  6. This sounds interesting, and certainly not 'just another vampire' novel. I may have to give it a shot!

  7. I MUST read this soon!! Ah, those covers! I can't decide either . . .ugh, I NEED THE HUNT NOW! Thanks a lot, roro. Thanks, a lot :D

  8. CreepY! And I like it. The hunt is on. Honestly how can this book end well?

  9. Ooo This one sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it. Awesome review, Roro!

  10. Great review! I've not heard of it before, but it sounds super awesome. I like the premise - it's a little bit difference in lieu of most of the vampire paranormal around. Thanks for including the trailers, too - loved them!

  11. So jealous that you got to read this one already! I don't usually read vampires but I'll be reading this one for sure. Especially after your review! You haven't steered me wrong yet and my wish list greatly appreciates it lol. I'll be adding this one to the top of it :)

  12. Great review :D I have this via NetGalley; but wish to wait for my hardcover to read it :) Seems like such a good book. Although you did worry me a bit; Love triangle? Hope not. But still, excited to read this one :)

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  14. was laughing at that "no not sparkly ones" haha
    I need to read this book!

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