Monday, April 23, 2012

The Hunt Review

The Hunt
 Left: US / Right: UK
I like the UK edition more, the essence of the book is captured completely

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?
 UK Trailer

What I Liked
Intense 
Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and you find yourself holding your breath or doing something along with the character? I felt like I was doing this all the time. I got so involved within the pages I would catch myself trying not to show any emotion, not panic along with him, yawn, shudder or get grossed out reading the description of the vampires eating. I got so pulled in with the dangerous intensity of the book.
Character
Gene: Wow I don't know how he could do what he is does, playing at being a vampire when a little "human" detail could start a feeding frenzy at any moment. He is a very interesting and intriguing character, human but not.
Vampires
These vampires follow some of the traditional traits, but Andrew takes it a step further and puts his own twist one them. They have VERY different mannerisms and sometimes I didn't even understand them, but I just moved on, it is what makes them very unique.

Would Have Liked
History
I would have liked more information about this world. It never got explained when or how vampires became the dominate species of Earth or even if this is even Earth. I really would like some back history of this world.

Recommendation 
Not for the queasy individuals nor vegetarian. A read for someone who likes dark and intense storyline from the male POV and doesn't need romance in all their books.

Releases 
May 8th 2012

Information 
New Series
The Hunt
Book 2 early next year

Could you hide your human traits to survive among vampires?


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