May 8, 2012 by St. Martins Griffin
Format: ebook ARC
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?
I always find it hard to write a review when I did not really enjoy a book. The Hunt would fall into this category. While the premise sounded interesting enough, it fell short on all accounts. I pushed myself to finish this one and as a result it took me forever to work my way through it.
The main problem for me was the lack of believability of...well quite frankly everything. The characters were not believable and the story itself had so many inconsistency's, that I just had a hard time with it. I was confused as to what these things were. Are they vampires or something else entirely. If they are vampires, this story just did not work at all. The main character Gene, I also had a hard time with. At times I could understand why he is the way he is, but the whole inconsistency thing just took away from him and every other character in this book. The only characters that I really started to feel anything for were the humans...Hepers. For me any real enjoyment came at the very end of this book and it was a little too late for me.
There really is not much for me to say about this one. In the end, this is not one that I would recommend. If you are a true vampire lover and devour every vampire book out there? Perhaps you will enjoy it. Unfortunately, I will not be seeking out book 2.