Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: The Hunt

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?

My Thoughts: 
After reading the blurb, I was intrigued. I've read all sorts of vampire novels but this one sounded unique.  The concept of a human trying to live among vampires as one of them, well that is just creepy/spooky. I was amped to just love this book.

Sadly, it didn't work out that way. The story fell flat for me. I saw the twists coming a mile away. I was a little irked by the fact that the vampires didn't see/hear/smell the differences. Either they were all dumb or lazy, it's hard for me to imagine they would not be able to tell a human from one of their own.

The ending was kind of out of nowhere. I didn't think it made much sense. I won't ruin it for anyone, but I was left scratching my head and a bit confused. The feeling I was left with was that Fukuda was just rushing to finish.

I have read a good deal of positive reviews for The Hunt, so it's quite possible I am alone on my little bench of disappointment.

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