Sunday, December 14, 2014

New to Our Shelves: The Hunt by Andrew Fakuda

In the "new-to-our-shelves" novel The Hunt by Andrew Fakuda, a new breed has taken over the humans. A mix between vampires and zombies who don't cough, sneeze, bleed, squint, laugh (when they find something humorous they scratch on their wrists), sweat, smell, grow hair, and eat raw meat are the new rulers of the earth. The animals have their own civilization, speak in English and have feelings but they burn in the sunlight. There are still a few humans left in the world (called hepers). However, it is difficult to hide all the human characteristics, and if any tiny sign shows that one is a human that individual will be devoured immediately. So, for Gene I guess it could be said that it was hard to have his whole life be a lie, but he has been going strong for seventeen years. It seems as though he could make it out of school alive, when there is an announcement that there will be a heper hunt. A heper hunt is when they set lose a group of humans, who are then hunted by the animals who try to chase after them and eat them. It soon becomes clear that Gene is not as he seems when he is picked to participate in the hunt.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a thriller of a book, but still has a really good plot. 

by Bobby W. 


  1. Warning: Spoilers!

    The new release Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is a non-fiction book that will keep your mind racing and pages turning. The true story goes over the life of Louis Zamperini and everything he did starting with his childhood. Little Louis was a bad little kid who often got in trouble with the police for fights, drinking and being where he wasn’t supposed to be. Based on his childhood, it would seem like his life was going down the wrong path. Then his brother, after watching him run away from the cops, taught him how to run. As his brother trained him to become a miler he ran more and more and so it helped him stay away from doing bad things. Now he was always running, throughout town he was known as the Torrance Tornado, beating everyone and setting records. Soon he was an Olympic miler. But his run as a runner soon ended when he joined the army. He and his brother fought against the Japanese in planes. Then they take the plane The Green Hornet, which is known for its "problems" operating and they crash in the middle of the ocean. Pete, Mack, and he stay on a raft for forty-six days!!! Mack doesn't make it but he and Pete (a deeply religious Christian who's faith helped keep the pair alive) land upon a Japanese shore where they are taken as prisoners of war (POW). His secret for surviving? "Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man's soul in his body long past the point at which the body should have surrendered it." Meaning, Louis's dignity is what helped him really survive through impossible circumstances. I recommend this book for readers from all corners of the reading world. It has action, non-fiction, suspense, and faith in it. Clearly, the book Unbroken is a book for all who want to enjoy a good book.

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