Fukuda, A. X. (2012). The hunt. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Griffin.ISBN: 9781250005144. Paperback. $8.32.
Annotation: In a vampire world, Gene has to hide that he is really human. Joining the hunt with vampires to find scarce human blood, Gene has to use all of his knowledge about keeping his identity a secret in order to survive.
There’s no blood left and in a world of vampires, that’s a problem. Gene, though, isn’t a vampire. He’s just good at pretending to be one of them. He’s trained his body and his mind to move and think like one of them. But as blood becomes more and more scarce Gene has to work harder to “fit in” and risk being devoured. So, naturally, he joins the hunt with a group of vampires looking for human blood. Then Gene meets a girl, and she’s the first person he can see a future with. The question remains: Can they survive the hunt?
Andrew Fukuda takes a new spin on the modern vampire story, almost a reverse Dracula. Much like Dracula, these vampires aren’t fun, happy-go-lucky characters, but ruthless hunters. The world is very dystopic, yet a very familiar and Gene is a complex character that you want to root for. This series would be great for male teen readers who like horror/action novels, such as The Maze Runner or Alex Rider, but for an older crowd. This series is more expensive and the first is a little harder to find, so I would suggest getting it for free at the library to see if you like it first.
Awards & Nominations: 2013 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers — Young Adult (Nominee), 2013 RT Book Reviews — Top Pick.
— Andrew Fukuda (@AndrewFukuda) November 1, 2016
Here is the official US trailer for The Hunt:
And here is the official UK trailer for The Hunt:
And here is a snippet of the audiobook: