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.