I read The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda a little bit ago, but it is definitely worthy of a review. Yes, it is another book about vampires. But it is different. It isn’t cliché. It is amazing and definitely a great read for those vampire fiction lovers out there who don’t want a novel that focuses on a romance or love triangle.
This is the synopsis from Amazon.com:
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.
So Gene is a human, pretending to be a vampire. The lengths he goes to fit in is so interesting, and the book kept me intrigued all the way through. Even though this book is part of a series (it’s the first), the ending was good enough to be a stand-alone book. Yes, it does set itself up for the next book, but I finished the book with a big breath and a “Wow” out loud.
There isn’t really anything I would change about the book, if anything, I wondered a few times why the vampires were so crazy about humans, but they didn’t notice Gene. But Fukuda did a good job of explaining the lengths Gene had to go to cover his secret and also taking us through his constant anxiety process so we know that Gene is worrying about it too.
Overall, this is probably my favorite vampire book. It isn’t cheesy and contains the right about of action.