People, it’s time…
Today i wanna talk about a trilogy i found completely by accident, while looking for books to order from BookDepository, and the moment i started reading the first book i knew i’ll be reading the whole trilogy, because it’s awesome. Sadly i haven’t found many reviews or commens on it, so i decided to give it a push and help spreading the word about these books.
The Hunt (2012), The Prey (2013) and The Trap (2013) by Andrew Fukuda
Genre: Dystopian, Horror, Paranormal, Adventure, Vampires (not the regular ones you get in YA novels)
Pages: 296 – 326 – 320, respectively
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Rating: 4.25 stars (overall)
Summary: 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?
(summary taken from GoodReads)
My Opinion On The Trilogy:
When you start reading the first book you’ll probably think this sounds like a Hunger Games rip off, I know.
Gene is a lone human in a city full of duskers (a kind of vampires, very aggressive, willing to die trying to eat any human they would find), in a world where humans are believed extinct except for the ones the Ruler has for him and his people.
When one day he is chosen by a raffle to participate in a hunt for the last humans, an event that will be televised for the rest of duskers in the city, his secret is at risk, he hasn’t have the abilities duskers have and he knows that if he doesn’t do something to keep on hiding his life is over.
When the event starts all hell breaks loose and Gene has to take care of himself, his humanity and his sanity. And all these while doing the right thing for himself and his kind.
The story is full of action, fast paced and very complex, even if it doesn’t seem so at first. Also, the books are pretty short, so it is an easy and fast reading .
The main setting of each book is different, so the dynamics on each of them is very unique, which is kind of difficult to find in many books.
The descriptions were so vivid it was like watching it all myself in real life. The ‘vampires’ in the books are pretty scary, they don’t just drink blood, they have a taste for human flesh, and they’ll do anything to get it.
As the books progress, the story develops to deeper levels, which were made really good. When reading the first book you may get a lot of questions without answers, then in the second it starts growing even more, actually the second book got me so tense because i needed answers, it was driving me crazy. But by the end of book three you’ll get all the answers. I don’t think there was any issue unfinished.
I really loved the characters, i mean, the humans being hunted, they were all such dears, i liked them a lot. Gene was a good natured leader, his heart was in the right place, also, apart of a time or two that i felt like he was being a coxmplete idiot… his character was a good one.
Although the only pov we get (at least in the first two books) is Gene’s, later there’s another one that i enjoyed very much [no spoilers],the author managed to get all the vibe from the story.
Anyway, in my opinion [and without spoilers] the books were a very fun ride, i wish more people would read it, because it totally kicks a**, i has a great time reading them and i’m pretty sure i’ll reread them.