Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda


The Hunt (The Hunt #1)
by Andrew Fukuda

Published: 5/8/2012 by St. Martin’s Press

From Goodreads:
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?

goodreads Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

The Bookish Brunette thought:

A boy living in a world full of vampires that think human’s are nearly extinct. Uuuum… EPIC WIN.

Gene has co-existed (incognito… 007 style) with the vamps his entire life. He goes to school with them, has taken on their mannerisms… He pretends to be one of them in order to survive. The rules are simple. Do not draw attention to yourself. Do NOT get caught. SURVIVE, no matter what.

And then the day comes, when no matter how adamantly he follows each and every rule… nothing can save him. The Ruler, who no one has seen or heard from in decades decided there is to be a Heper Hunt. They round up HUMANS (what they call hepers) set them loose and let a team of specially chosen vamps have at it. I KNOW right?! And GUESS who is one of the chosen to aid in The Hunt? Yep… GENE.

“I don’t have any friends… Mostly, though , it’s the prospect of being eaten alive by your so-called friend that kills any possibilty of shared intimacy. Call me picky, but imminent death at the hands (or teeth) of a friend who would suckle blood out of you at the drop of a hat… That throws a monkey wrench into the friendship building.”

I didn’t even realize until page 150 that I didn’t even know the main character’s NAME. He wasn’t even aware of it until he breaks into the heper village and forces his mind to recall it!

Then there’s Ashley June… Is she a human among the vamps also??? Surely not! Maaaaaybe… She is! No… She isn’t… Yes… No… Ah-ha!!!!!

I’m telling you, this is the inner turmoil I was putting myself through while reading The Hunt!

Andrew Fukuda’s attention to detail was simply excellent! I was completely overwhelmed by the life in which Gene led. The loneliness and self-loathing he experienced while wishing he was one of the very creatures he despised so much in order to LIVE a normal existence!

Remarkably witty and humorous, The Hunt is compulsively readable.

5 Stilettos Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Buy The Hunt on Amazon!

Blog Signature Ash Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
The following two tabs change content below.
 Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
Book loving, zombie freak, stiletto wearing, twitter whore, coffee addicted Brunette with a purse fetish. Collector of flamingo paraphernalia & zombie keepsakes… Frequenter of thrift stores... cRaFtY bitch... and I match my eye-shadow to my outfit - everyday.
 Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Latest posts by Bookish Brunette (see all)

28 Responses to Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

  1. Felicia says:

    Why yes—yes it was :) I think my exact statement was “Andrew Fukuda has weaved a tale that is oddly fascinating, excruciatingly heartbreaking, and truly gross at times.” I kept telling people I can’t exactly describe it but trust me it is DIFFERENT!

    Great review girl :)

  2. Great review! I enjoyed it too!! I get that it’s so different that maybe it alienated a few of its readers, but I’m glad I read it and am looking forward to a sequel (because that ending was criminal!)

    Glad you enjoyed it :-)
    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic.

  3. Sherre says:

    Glad you enjoyed it. I saw a few review for this one that made it seem like it was dumb and it totally put me off from it. Now that I see your review, I’m wanting it again. (Is it obvious I trust you more). Thanks for the review. This book totally interested me and I cant wait to get it.

  4. Krazzyme says:

    I enjoyed this one too but I’m not in love with it.. Gene kind of irritated me but OMG the end was AHMAZING did not see that coming at all…

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  5. Awesome review!! This sounds like a pretty epic book!! I love that it was able to keep you guessing too!!

  6. Ha! I would have bet you liked this book! I looooved it so much and I also just realized later than he didn’t have a name! Even more, it took me some time realize what kind of creatures we were dealing with… Zombies, Vampires? This was a weird mix but it was an awesome and creepy ride!

  7. Tina says:

    YAY!! Im glad you liked this one. I loved it!! The ending made me go NO FREAKING WAY…..ITS HIS (blank)……wont say it here in the comments but you know…. that was the best cliff-hanger and poor Ashley June…………… :O

  8. NovaReylin says:

    Ohhh ohhh!! Definitely on my TBR! For like really soon! Vampires. Love them, seems like they’re making a pretty good come back.

    Have you read The Passage by Justin Cronin? I’m curious to see what you thought of his not zombie but not really vampire, but not vampire either, kinda creature.

  9. I’m so glad you loved this, because it’s been getting kind of a bum rap that I don’t think is justified. I thought it was really clever and unique, though. <3

  10. Ah I want to read this one so much and now this review. Stop eet! You are really making me drool for this one. I wanna have inner turmoil too! LOL

    Oh I’m so moving this one up the wishlist!

  11. It’s good to see a positive review of this one, I’ve only read negative ones to date. I’ve always thought that the premise sounds so interesting, though I do worry about how believable it would be for him to blend in as he does. I may give this one a try, I think it’s one you have to read for yourself.

  12. Randi M says:

    So neither the blurb nor the cover got me excited about this book…But after I decided to skip your review (since, after all, I totes wasn’t interested)…I decided “Oh, what the hell.” And your enthusiasm somehow got this onto my TBR. ;) Thanks for sharing, Ashley! I hope I like it as much as you did!

  13. Hahahahaha I love your reviews so much, Ashley!! They’re always so spunky and fun and awesome in a way that makes me think YOU could totally be 007 — and boy is your enthusiasm mega contagious! :’) I know that some people have had mixed feelings about the weirdness, but it sounds like it totally works here! I’m glad that there exists a world where vampires are just monsters and not charming monsters with good hearts LOL x)

    Amazing review, Ashley! <3

  14. Compulsively readable? Okay. I’m in. Alright…so I’ve been planning on reading this book for months now, but your review just cemented that decision. And it might have bumped The Hunt a few places up on the TBR list. :) Thanks for the review!

  15. Molli says:

    Somehow I TOTALLY missed this one – it just wasn’t on my radar. But it sounds so unique, like nothing else I’d ever, ever read. And it seems like you really liked it! You’re so enthusiastic about it that I can tell it struck a chord with you….and that I need to read it!

  16. Alexa says:

    Well this certainly sounds like a great read that I’m missing out on. I almost wonder if Johnny might even be interested in this one… what do you think Ash?

    Thanks for the awesome review

  17. candace says:

    I have read a few reviews for this and I’m not sure if its my thing or not… but your enthusiasm and descriptions definitely have me curious! I might have to watch for it at the library.

  18. I can’t wait to read this book! It sounds absolutely amazing, and I’ve been hearing wonderful things about it. I’m glad to hear that you rated in 5 stilettos!

  19. [...] Book Review: The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda [...]

  20. I’m itching for this on audio.

  21. I just ordered this book about 30 seconds ago ~ I’m glad to hear it’s as good as I imagined based on the synopsis.. great review! Can’t wait to get my hands on this one :)

Leave a Reply

Home   |   About    |    Contact