Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Review: The Prey

The Prey
Author: Andrew Fukuda
Page Count: 304
Release Date: February 29, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: The Hunt #2
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Vampires, Dystopia, Horror, Adventure
Source: Won from Goodreads First Reads
The Prey (The Hunt, #2)
Read summary on Goodreads, here.

Gene, Sissy and the boys continue their journey on the river in hopes of finding The Land of Milk and Honey, Fruit and Sunshine. They're hungry, tired and just about ready to give up when they go over a waterfall and find themselves in a mountain civilization known as The Mission. It's a dusker free zone but things don't quite add up about this strange place. Too many of their questions go unanswered and Gene and Sissy are determined to find out what it is before it's too late.
Gene definitely makes some changes in this book. He's opening up more and we get to see more of his personality. There are also some flashbacks to his childhood, which helps to understand his relationship with his father more. Sissy hasn't changed that much but she shows a softer, more vulnerable side to her and I actually liked that. There's also a budding romance between Gene and Sissy but it's nothing over the top. Epap, David, Jacob, and Ben all prove themselves to be very brave and one of them makes the ultimate sacrifice.
As with the first book I loved everything from beginning to end and had trouble putting it down. Gene's father plays a big role in the second book, which was a shock to me. Ashley June is also back and that had me wondering how she survived without being eaten. I liked the fact that in this book we find out how the dusker's were created and how they managed to take over. There's still some gore and blood being spilled and also a few dusker's turning to pus puddles. I was a bit disappointed that I had already figured out the train before the it was explained. I also got annoyed with the pointless conversation in Krugman's office when there's dusker's crawling over windows trying to get in so they can eat you. I would've just grabbed the kid and run like crazy.
I was definitely left with a big cliffhanger. Gene finally figures out what The Origin is; I didn't have that figured out at all but after it's finally revealed it makes a lot of sense. And someone in the group has been infected with dusker saliva, which means they turn into one. So I can't wait to see how that works out.
I'm not overly fond of the cover. I liked the first one so much better.

Rating: 5/5

Review also posted to Goodreads.




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