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The Prey (The Hunt 2) by Andrew Fukuda

The Preyby Andrew Fukuda

The Prey
by Andrew Fukuda

Prey (The Hunt 2)

By: Andrew Fukuda

Release Date: January 29, 20134

Katy’s Rating: 4 stars

Summary: 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.

 

Katy’s Review: I admit part of the reason why I liked The Hunt so much was because it was bizarre different (I know, I’m weird like that). The hepers were the minority living among the duskers, and the bizarreness – like the sticking their elbows into each others’ armpits or the wrist scratching – made it unique, and I’m a bit disappointed there wasn’t any weirdness in this book.

Taking those things out of the book made The Prey much a like any other dystopian – one that follows the general storyline of a world that exists a certain way, and the inhabitants learned that they have been lied to al their lives. However, much of the world-building took place in the first book, so this one was able to take off from the start. It was full of action and excitement, and even though it was predictable, it was more than enough to suck me in – particularly with the puzzles that the Scientist left behind.

I was left with questions however, mostly from something that was explained in the first book. (view spoiler on my Goodreads) I guess either way, it may be explained in the next book as they reach their destination.

Overall, I enjoyed this book very much, though for different reasons than the rest. I’m looking forward to see how Fukuda plans to explain what’s really going on with the heper population.

Go to Katy’s review on Goodreads.

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