Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Hunt review


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?


When I first heard and read the summary, my first thought was: The Hunger Games. Random people are chosen to take part in a hunt to kill other people. They train for a week, there's a big party, and a little love story.


1) Told from a guy's point of view.

2) The people are hunting hepers-humans-instead of each other.

3) Most of the story takes place at night.

4) The 'normal' people are vampires that eat all of the human.

In the world of The Hunt (town never really had a name), vampire beast rule, humans are cattle. Well, some are. There are a few humans that have been in hidding. Like Gene and Ashley June.

The Hunt was very entertaining. The fact that a boy was telling the story made it more interesting. (Sometimes reading from a girl's point of view gets kinda boring.) There was always something happening. Geen exploring the library; he finding the mysterious journal; Ashley June asking Gene why didn't show that one fateful day; Gene visiting the hepers. It was never boring. Thank God!

Now Gene. What's interesting about him is that he's human, and he never said his name until 3/4 of the book was done. Your 'name' is deteremined on where you sit in class. Odd, I know, but creative. And for 17 years he's managed to keep up appearances because of his dad. When his dad was still alive, he would tell Gene all these rules so you wouldn't end up dead like his mother and sister did. (One of them was never go to Kindergarten or First Grade. Why? Because the beasts sleep on the ceiling, and humans can't; so a young little kid could be killed.) But there's a part of him that wishes he didn't have to live in fear of the vampires. That he had a normal life. Grow up, marry Ashley June, have kids. Happily Ever After.

The rest of the characters are people who are like the rest of society: flesh/meat eating, blood drinking vampires. Except Ashley June. She's different, but I'm not saying anything. Just know she's not like most vampires.

The ending was just like the ending of Catching Fire. I HATED IT! Cliffhangers suck. They really do.

Future: don't know when the next one is coming out.


"Is it so hard to like me?" she asks, whispering, her eyes searching mine. "Is it really that hard?" Ashley June. pg 141

"Pretend all that, just for one night." Ashley June. pg 142

The Hunt is for fans of The Hunger Games and the Immortal Rules. It will never bore you.




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  1. It sounds interesting but reminds me more of Twilight.