The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

66%

39 Critic Reviews

While the worldbuilding is thin and frequently nonsensical, this grotesque and bloody construction of a vampire world will appeal to readers who've been craving gore over romance with their vampires.
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Synopsis

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?

 

 

 

About Andrew Fukuda

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Born in Manhattan and raised in Hong Kong, ANDREW FUKUDA currently resides on Long Island, New York. After earning a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University, Fukuda went on to work as a criminal prosecutor in New York City. He now writes full time.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin. 304 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Westerns. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Hunt
All: 39 | Positive: 29 | Negative: 10

Kirkus

Below average
Apr 15 2012

While the worldbuilding is thin and frequently nonsensical, this grotesque and bloody construction of a vampire world will appeal to readers who've been craving gore over romance with their vampires.

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Dark Faerie Tales

Above average
Reviewed by Kayla on Jul 09 2012

Fukuda is such a witty writer! This could be part of being detail-oriented, but the descriptions were amusing and clever. The first person took some getting used to, especially if you’re used to girl perspectives.

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That's What She Read

Good
Reviewed by Michelle on Jun 02 2012

The Hunt is a creative role reversal on the ubiquitous teen vampire dramas.

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All the Books I Can Read

Below average
Jun 19 2012

And while I found parts of it very interesting and enjoyable and some parts quite well constructed, there were a few holes that overall, detracted from my score of this one.

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The Book Smugglers

Good
Reviewed by Thea on May 09 2012

I find myself entertained and my own crazy vampire-action bloodlust sated.

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Good Choice Reading

Good
Reviewed by Damaris on May 02 2012

This was a very unique story... I haven’t read anything like it...

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Hippies, Beauty, and Books Oh My!

Good
Reviewed by Amanda Welling

The writing was fantastic and truly top-notch.

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My Shelf Confessions

Good
Reviewed by April on Jun 28 2012

The Hunt provides an entirely new type of vampire to our fiction!

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Xpresso Reads

Below average
Reviewed by Giselle on May 07 2012

Realism is always a huge aspect for me and sadly this one had me staggering more than once.

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Mermaid Vision Books

Good
Reviewed by Angel Cruz on May 07 2012

The Hunt is an automatic choice for readers who want their horror served with slices of realism, dystopia and socio-cultural commentary.

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Tina's Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Tina on May 03 2012

Fukuda's writing was a thrilling, nonstop ride that I couldn't set down.

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The Australian Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Jayne Fordham on May 27 2012

...I enjoyed the characters, the suspense, the world-building and it has set up a solid introduction to the series.

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Just a Lil' Lost...

Good
May 24 2012

...The Hunt is at times funny, other times gory but always an edge-of-your-seat ride that will keep you racing to find out what happens.

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Tales of the Ravenous Reader

Good
Reviewed by Nancy on Jul 01 2012

Andrew Fukuda has created a world that is unique and twisted that you will be haunted by it long after you finish the last page.

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A Dream of Books

Good
May 17 2012

'The Hunt' is a truly terrifying and electrifying read from debut author Andrew Fukuda.

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Book Brats

Good
Reviewed by Megan on May 09 2012

...THE HUNT was well written, unique, and action-packed.

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Muggle-Born

Good
Reviewed by Cialina on May 08 2012

THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda is an impressive first installment of a new series that I will definitely keep up with.

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Blkosiner's Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Brandi on May 07 2012

This is fully violent, totally consuming, and there are plenty of twists and lots of action that kept me glued from start to surprising finish.

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Poetry to Prose

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie on Apr 02 2012

Andrew Fukuda has some good and original ideas and I have a feeling that this series will only get better with each sequel.

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The Bookish Brunette

Good
Reviewed by Ashley on Jul 09 2012

Remarkably witty and humorous, The Hunt is compulsively readable.

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Babbling About Books, and More

Below average
Reviewed by KB Grant on May 24 2012

...I’m not invested in reading the sequel because of Andrew’s weak world building skills and inconsistent plot as a whole.

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Bart's Bookshelf

Good
Reviewed by Darren on May 08 2012

Andrew Fukuda manages to bring things to a satisfying conclusion by the end of the book, but also leaves enough plot strands unresolved to have you begging for the next book to find out what happens next…

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Electrifying Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Alex Bennett on May 08 2012

The characters in The Hunt were very weak, which is a big reason I wasn’t able get into it.

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The Book Zone (For Boys)

Good
Reviewed by Darren on May 01 2012

...Andrew Fukuda has managed to breathe life into the slightly worn out vampire mythos, with his tight plotting and skill at building suspense for his reader.

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Refracted Light

Below average
Reviewed by Dani Snell on Apr 09 2012

...The Hunt is an interesting premise that fails to live up to its full potential.

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Christy's Love of Books

Good
Reviewed by Christy on Jun 16 2012

I thought this was a pretty good book, with action and plenty of intense moments.

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Small Review

Good
May 08 2012

...it was nice to read a book about dangerous vampires when the vampires are, you know, actually dangerous for a change.

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The Book Faery

Good
Reviewed by Kristi on May 07 2012

It's sinister, twisted and it kept me on high octane the entire book.

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Steph's Stacks

Good
Reviewed by Stephanie Kimball on Jun 08 2012

Fukuda has created a bloody, unique and terrifying world where the humans have lost the war and their future is on the line.

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Great Imaginations

Good
Reviewed by Kara Malinczak on Apr 29 2012

The story was also filled with delightful doses of humor and I found myself laughing out loud more than once.

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Literary Exploration

Good
Reviewed by Anna on Apr 23 2012

I love a good horror story and this one greatly surpassed my expectations for it!

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Endlessly Bookish

Below average
May 29 2012

You get an idea of the society and how it’s structured but a lot of things stay unclear and I think the story would benefit from some more details.

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Below average
Reviewed by Amber on May 26 2012

Though the writing was very clever, after a while it sort of felt like over kill.

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Joyous Reads

Good
Reviewed by Joy on May 08 2012

Engaging, suspenseful and flat-out will make your heart beat out of your chest.

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Teen Librarian

Good
Apr 30 2012

Chapter one will hook you and you will not want to put this book down until you have read every page.

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Miss Literati

Good
Reviewed by Nakeisha Campbell

The suspenseful, fast-paced story is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

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Short & Sweet Reviews

Below average
Reviewed by Van Pham

The characters in this book are so one-dimensional, including the main character Gene... I didn’t feel anything for the characters.

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Breathless Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Haley on Jun 18 2012

I have to say that this book has some of the best world-building I’ve seen.

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Abnormally Paranormal Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Cathy Keaton on May 07 2012

Dark and riveting, with plenty of heart-pounding action.

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