Series Promo:  The Hunt Series by Andrew Fukuda

Rachel did a “Dishing Junk” segment on cover snobbery last Wednesday. This series is a perfect example of judging a book by its cover:

 When I saw the cover for The Hunt, I thought “eh, probably not my thing – doesn’t look like there’s any romance there”, but I hopped over to St. Martins’ website to check it out anyway, and then I saw the cover quotes at the top of the page:  Andrea Cremer, Richelle Mead, and Becca Fitzpatrick?  I love Andrea Cremer and Richelle Mead‘s books!!! (I haven’t read Becca Fitzpatrick yet but my 11yo loves her books).  Obviously, if two of my favorite authors love this book, I’m going to love it too, right?  Maybe, maybe not.  BUT, it got me to look a little closer at the rest of the blurb and I realized that yes, this does look like something I’d enjoy.

Decide for yourself:

 

the HuntTitle: The Hunt (The Hunt #1)
Author: Andrew Fukuda
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
Published: May 8, 2012 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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From Goodreads:

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?

PreyTitle: Prey (The Hunt #2)
Author: Andrew Fukuda
Type: Young Adult Paranormal
Published: January 29, 2013 by St. Martin’s Griffin

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From Goodreads:

For Gene and the remaining humans—or hepers—death is just a heartbeat away. On the run and hunted by society, they must find a way to survive in The Vast… and avoid the hungry predators tracking them in the dark. But they’re not the only things following Gene. He’s haunted by the girl he left behind and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.

 

When they discover a refuge of exiled humans living high in the mountains, Gene and his friends think they’re finally safe. Led by a group of intensely secretive elders, the civilisation begins to raise more questions than answers. A strict code of behaviour is the rule, harsh punishments are meted out, young men are nowhere to be found—and Gene begins to wonder if the world they’ve entered is just as evil as the one they left behind. As life at the refuge grows more perilous, he and Sissy only grow closer. In an increasingly violent world, all they have is each other… if they can only stay alive.

There’s enough of a hint of romance and definitely looks like a good paranormal world. What do you think???