Title:The Hunt (The Hunt #1) Author: Andrew Fekuda
Published: May 8, 2012
Goodreads 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?
Fate's thoughts: These days dystopian books are bringing back the vampire. Books like The Immortal rules and now this book. this book kind of reminded me of The Hunger Games and The immortal rules all in one. Gene is living in a world where humans or hepers are considered cattle and vampires are the people. there's just on problem, he's a heper himself. But he manages to live in disguise as one of them. (Hence the comparison to The Immortal Rules) In order to accomplish this he must shave all his body hair, polish his finger nails, sharpen his fake fangs and bathe a lot. He must also refrain from: laughing, sweating, flinching, singing, clearing his throat and showing any emotion when around "people". But, one day he is chosen for the hunt, which is basically the same concept as the hunger games except with the "people" hunting the hepers.
This book has a great premise, but I didn't enjoy it very much. The idea grabbed my attention but the actual book didn't really come out with a bang. it was a bit too slow for me and by the time i got to the halfway point i was ready to give up.
One of my problems with this book was, i know nothing about this world. I want to know how the vampires came to rule, how they took over. Is it only the USA or is it the whole world. Where did the vampires even come from. Give me some background information.
The characters, don't get me started on the characters. Gene is on the top of my idiotic MC list. When Gene meets the hepers he is shocked to find out that they can talk, and well do other normal human things. i mean come on he's one of them he should not have that reaction. And his attitude, my god, he acted like he was better that the hepers. And then, when he finds out that they don't know that they're going to be hunted he lies to them. He only thinks about himself and no one else. It made me angry and was a huge turn off.
Also a lot of things were hard to believe, like the fact that he never got sick from eating raw meat. I know I would. And how did he suppress laughter, flinching, emotion how bout an itch. And what did he do if he ever got sick on a school day, what did he tell people. And whats up with the sex by armpits, what was that. Like WTF? What about Ashley June, it was so obvious that she was human.
Unfortunately i didn't get to the ending so i don't have anything to say about that. This book could have been good, but it's just not for me.