May 02, 2012

Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

The Hunt
By Andrew Fukuda
Hardcover, 1st USA Edition, 293 pages
Expected publication: May 8th 2012
By St. Martin's Griffin

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?

This book was so good and so well written, but also super weird and gross. Yet …I couldn't put it down.

There were some slow moments, but the middle to end made up for it. I felt like I was watching the time waiting for a bomb to go off with each page. The Hunt has tons of surprises. I was so curious to see how Gene would get himself out of the hunt. My heart was pounding along with his every time he came close to getting discovered. I kept thinking to myself “okay this is it, they know”. It was one heck of a rollercoaster ride. And when I say this book is full of surprises, I mean it. Things were being revealed left and right and each time it left me with my mouth open. This was a very unique story. I haven’t read anything like it and I am really happy I read it.

I really hope there is a sequel in the making or I'll scream if I don't get to find out what happened to certain characters and to Gene. So good!

4 out of 5 stars!


  1. Yay for another May 8th release! I'm waiting for this book, Until I Die by Amy Plum, Underworld by Meg Cabot, Endure by Carrie Jones, and City of Lost Souls by Cassie Clare. So many! But anyway, 4 out of 5 stars for this one is pretty darn good. I cant wait for the "gross" parts of it, if you mean blood and guts gross :D
    Thanks for the review!
    Alyssa <3

  2. I have had my eyes on this book since I saw it online. The cover looks amazing and now after reading this book, I totally want to read this book. Great Review!

  3. Okay, I'm going to have to add this one to my TBR list for sure. It's looking really good and I'm diggin' that cover!

  4. This was such a weird book to read!! I really didn't know what to make of it before hand, during or even after. Definitely unique. I will be reading the sequel if there is one.

  5. I won this book on goodreads and I know exactly what you mean by super weird and gross! I loved it too and couldn't put it down! that's even weirder!!

    1. Right?? I was like "OMG this book is so weird, but so good!" LOL

  6. wow! there are really weird and gross parts? i need to prepare for that!

    1. To me there were some parts that were just so weird LOL but very interesting.

  7. I'd seen the cover for this recently, but I hadn't read the synopsis for it. Then just this past weekend my sister was telling me about it, so I had to check it out! It sounds really good. Thank you for the review!


  8. Lol super weird and gross? Well.. I still want to read it. haha Great review!

  9. The Hunt isn't your gorgeous, sparkling vampires. Andrew Fukuda has definitely given us a vampire version hunger game with these blood-sucking, flesh-eating vampires. The Hunt is eerie, weird (good weird) and one of the creepiest novels I have ever read. Fukuda has created an unusually weird way of kissing and laughing when it comes to these vampires, it definitely freaks me out. The Hunt is an awesome novel and Fukuda has packed it to the max with action, and I love action. Gene is another reason I love The Hunt. Gene is a beautiful character, I love that The Hunt is told from a guy's POV seeing Gene's feelings really made this story for me. As you can see from all the "loves" in this review, I really enjoyed The Hunt. Andrew Fukuda has written an awesome, creepy story, and these vampires will definitely not have you gushing over them.


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