The Prey (Hunt Trilogy Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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“Action-packed, heart-pounding, page-flipping action.  I’m thoroughly in love with this riveting, thrilling read. –YA Reads

Don’t miss the electrifying second book in the must-read trilogy of the year!

With death only a heartbeat away, Gene and the remaining humans must find a way to survive long enough to escape the hungry predators chasing them through the night.  But they’re not the only things following Gene.  He’s haunted ...

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The Prey (Hunt Trilogy Series #2)

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Overview


“Action-packed, heart-pounding, page-flipping action.  I’m thoroughly in love with this riveting, thrilling read. –YA Reads

Don’t miss the electrifying second book in the must-read trilogy of the year!

With death only a heartbeat away, Gene and the remaining humans must find a way to survive long enough to escape the hungry predators chasing them through the night.  But they’re not the only things following Gene.  He’s haunted by Ashley June who he left behind, and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.

Their escape takes them to a refuge of humans living high in the mountains.  Gene and his friends think they’re finally safe, but not everything here is as it seems.  And before long, Gene must ask himself if the new world they’ve entered is just as evil as the one they left behind.  As their enemies close in on them and push Gene and Sissy closer, one thing becomes painfully clear: all they have is each other…if they can stay alive.

Chilling, inventive, and electrifying, The Prey is the second book in Andrew Fukuda's The Hunt series.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—A sequel to The Hunt (St. Martin's Griffin, 2012). After narrowly escaping from the Dome/Heper Institute, Gene, Sissy, and the gang are fighting to survive on the river while being pursued by vampire hunters. Guided by directions from the Scientist, they are hoping to reach "The Land of Milk and Honey, Fruit and Sunshine." Making their way into the mountains, the group discovers a solitary settlement, a sort of utopia called "The Mission." Governed by the elders, life at the Mission is regimented and controlled, especially for girls, but everyone appears happy and content. This regulated society and a nonexistent threat from duskers cause Gene and Sissy to realize that things are not what they seem. Looking for the truth puts them at risk and their lives are again in danger. The action-packed plot is full of suspense and intrigue. The combination of postapocalyptic/dystopian setting and vampires is fresh and gripping. The characters are well developed, and Fukuda captures well Gene's struggle to determine his sense of worth and identity after leaving his vampire life behind.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY
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Praise for The Hunt series by Andrew Fukuda

“With razor-sharp prose, a genius plot, and a searing pace that will have you ripping through the pages, Fukuda creates a dark and savage post-apocalyptic world where humans are nearly extinct and love manages to bloom despite all the odds stacked against it. An exceptional novel—I can’t wait for the sequel!” —Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Immortals Series

 “One of the most brilliant, original books I’ve read in a very long time. This is the kind of book you’ll want to stay up with all night to finish!” —Richelle Meade, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Vampire Academy series

“A book that grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let go. The Hunt is both terrifying and sublime, with every page evoking that fragile, yet unyielding thing we call humanity.”— Andrea Cremer, New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade Trilogy

“Chilling, inventive, and utterly unputdownable. Readers, proceed…if you dare. This book will bleed into your nightmares.” —Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush

“Full of suspense and intrigue…the combination of postapocalyptic/dystopian setting and vampires is fresh and gripping. The characters are well developed, and Fukuda captures Gene's struggle to determine his sense of worth and identity after leaving his vampire life behind.” – School Library Journal

 “In this terrifying and inventive adventure, Fukuda turns the vampire novel inside out…With an exciting premise fueled by an underlying paranoia, fear of discovery, and social claustrophobia, this thriller lives up to its potential while laying groundwork for future books.” –Publishers Weekly

 “The story is bona fide creepy, and as it builds to its cliffhanger ending (which delivers quite a good twist), readers will be torn between hoping Gene can maintain the ruse and that he will take on the bloodsuckers already. As revolutions go, this one is well worth keeping on your radar.” – Booklist

“Fukuda takes the feeling of isolation that dominates adolescence and builds a world around it in a novel where the tension rarely slackens.  He turns up the violence a notch from THE HUNGER GAMES with language that is as graphic as it is eloquent.  Readers will hanker for answers as they'll discover a kindred spirit in Gene, who so eloquently describes the feeling of being an island in the middle of a vast ocean.” –Maximum Shelf

 “I was blown away from the first chapter all the way to the end.  Fukuda did an excellent job turning the world of vampirism upside down. Wonderful descriptions, great imagination and very tight characters.  If you love vampire worlds, then read this book. You will not want to put this one down!” –Night Owl Reviews (Reviewer Top Pick)

Kirkus Reviews
Out of the vampire-hunting-ground frying pan into the freakish-religious-cult fire. Gene, Sissy and the boys aren't free of the bloodsuckers yet. Their thrilling escape from the hunting compound at the conclusion of The Hunt (2012) brought them to a serendipitous boat; now they rocket down the river as the monstrously strong vampires pursue them by night. Will their quest lead them to the promised Land of Milk and Honey, Fruit and Sunshine? A hidden village of generous, well-fed, happily singing villagers seems to glow with all the hope of their promised paradise. But all is not well in this compound: Gene worries that Sissy is forced to stay apart from both the boys and the village's eerily cheerful and heavily pregnant girls. As further evidence of wrongness, the village's charismatic leader has "smooth, effeminate" skin, and he and his henchmen are "all blubber and liquid fat"—clear indicators of his untrustworthiness and the general air of sexual violence. The standard creepy-cult-compound chapter of many a dystopian series is enhanced by a fast-paced escape sequence, peppered with the grotesqueries that mark Fukuda's vampire mythos. A few mysteries are solved, only to reveal further puzzles, and it all wraps up with a cinematic cliffhanger. A lengthy interlude in creepsterville, with the promise of a return to gory thrills. (Science fiction. 14-16)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781250020758
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/29/2013
  • Series: Hunt Trilogy Series , #2
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 80,096
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 828 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Fukuda

Born in Manhattan and raised in Hong Kong, ANDREW FUKUDA currently resides on Long Island, New York. After earning a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University, Fukuda went on to work as a criminal prosecutor in New York City. He now writes full time.
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WE THOUGHT WE were finally free of them but we were wrong. That very night, they come at us.
We hear the pack of hunters mere minutes before they reach the riverbank: gritty cries flung into the night sky, coarse and sharp like glass shards crushed underfoot. The horse, nostrils flaring and eyes rolling back, rises from the ground with a start. Muscles fused together, it gallops away with ears pulled back, the whites of its eyes shining like demented moons, into the vast darkness of the land.
We grab our bags, the six of us, flee to the docked boat on legs that judder under us. The anchoring ropes are taut, and our shaking fingers are unable to loosen them. Ben trying to quiet his own whimpers, Epap already standing on the boat frozen with fear, head tilted toward the sound of their approach. Tufts of his hair stick up like surrendering arms, mussed from a slumber into which he was never supposed to slip.
Sissy hacks away at the ropes. Sparks fly off the blade as her strokes become swifter, more urgent with every passing second. She stops suddenly, blade held aloft. She’s staring into the distance. She sees them: ten silver dots, racing toward us down a distant meadow before disappearing behind the rise of a closer hill. The hairs on my neck freeze into icicles, snap and break in the wind.
They reappear, ten mercury beads cresting the hill with unflinching purpose. Silver dots, mercury beads, such quaint terms, my futile attempt to render the horrific into the innocuous, into jewelry accessories. But these are people. These are hunters. Coming to sink fangs into my flesh, to ravage me, to devour and savage my organs.
I grab the younger boys, push them aboard the boat. Sissy is hacking at the last rope, trying to ignore the wails screeching toward us, slippery and wet with saliva. I grab a pole, ready to start pushing off as soon as Sissy’s cut the rope. With only seconds to spare, she saws through the rope, and I push the boat into the river’s current. Sissy leaps on. The river wraps around us, draws us away from the bank.
The hunters gather on the riverbank, ten-strong, grotesque spillages of melted flesh and matted hair. I don’t recognize a single one of them—no sign of Crimson Lips, Abs, Gaunt Man, the Director—but the desire in their eyes is all too familiar. It is the impulse more powerful than lust, an all-consuming desire to devour and consume heper flesh and blood. Three hunters leap headlong into the swift river in a futile effort to reach us. Their heads bob once, twice, then sink harmlessly away.
For hours the remaining hunters follow us along the banks. We try not to look at them, affixing our eyes on the river and the wooden planks of the deck. But there’s no escaping their screams: full of unrequited lust, a keening despair. The four Dome boys—Ben, David, Jacob, and Epap—huddle in the cabin for most of the night. Sissy and I stay at the stern, guiding the boat with the long poles, keeping well away from the bank. As dawn approaches, the cloudy sky grows lighter in slow degrees. The remaining hunters, instead of becoming more languid with the approach of sunrise and the inevitability of death, only scream louder, their rage intensifying.
The sun rises slowly and glows dully from behind black clouds. A filtered, diffused burn. So the hunters die gradually, in degrees, horrendously. It takes almost an hour before the last bubbled scream gurgles away and there is nothing left of them to see or hear or smell.
Sissy speaks for the first time in hours. “I thought we’d journeyed far enough. Thought we’d seen the last of them.” It is only morning, and her voice is already spent.
“It’s been sunny,” I say. “Until the storm yesterday.” The rain and clouds had turned the day as dark as night and allowed the hunters to set off hours before dusk and reach us.
Sissy’s jaw juts out. “Better not rain today, then,” she says and walks into the cabin to check on the boys.
The river surges forward with propulsive insistence. I stare down its length until it fades into the distant darkness. I don’t know what lies ahead, and the uncertainty numbs me with fear. A raindrop lands on my forehead, then another, and another, until rainwater lines down my neck and along my goose-pimpled arms like protruding veins. I gaze up. Dark, turgid clouds shift, then rip open. Rain buckets down in dark, slanted bands. The skies are coated as black as a murder of crows at midnight.
The hunt has only begun. The hunt will never end.

 
Copyright © 2013 by Andrew Fukuda

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2013

    So Original!

    This is one of the best new series! After reading The Hunt, I learned that it had a sequel, The Prey. I finished The Prey in 2 days (because I had work) and I am just absolutely obsessed. I have never read anything like it. It's very unique and unusual, in a good way. I HIGHLY recommend this series to anybody!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    This is a wonderful book. The second book in a trilogy can often

    This is a wonderful book. The second book in a trilogy can often be disappointing, a mere bridge to get you from #1 to #3. That is not true this time. This is a real page turner. I couldn't put it down.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Jdj

    Reaf the first book called THE HUNT. It is a bery good book if you lile the HUNGER GAMES.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2012

    hi

    I wish it would come out sooner

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Make it into a movie

    Make it into a movie

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    It sucked

    I hate it. Worst book EVER waste of my money. You only get 46pages. Thats the wole book. Wow so muh. Like i said waste of my money. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrtrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2013

    Cant wait for the 3rd

    The 3rd book is "the trap". Does anyone know how long the series is going to be? I feel so bad for Ashley June!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Prey Post Person!

    Hi! Want me to "roleplay" prey for your Clan? Well, then, post your Clan name, the leader's name, where it's located, and which result the hunting ground is. I'd appreciate it if you posted it in this format:

    Clan Name:
    Leader:
    Location:
    Result of Hunting Grounds:

    But any way is fine. Thanks, and happy hunting! ;)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Anonymous

    There's nothing like it on earth! Enrapturig, this read will leave you begging for more, and twisting the supernatural canibals to a whole new level and dimesnion of its own reality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Great cant put down

    Great books love them can't wait until the next one comes out would tell anyone to read them

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2013

    Fun Quick Read

    This book really picked up the pace with the story, I can't wait for the next book to come out to see what happens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    &*@#$

    Awesome sauce

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 24, 2013

    great book but i liked more the first one i felt there was somet

    great book but i liked more the first one
    i felt there was something missing

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2013

    Tent#4

    Pierce&Lazer

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Anonymous

    A thriller the first is amazing but this... is incredible! The end of number one is great and makes ubwant to read this. Great. WOW

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Prey-Legendclan/Storystar/uncle remus result 18

    Please bring woodland prey and also please go to result two to tell everyone to move to result one.Thank you.Storystar

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    A v ery good twist on the vampire adaptability and human conflict

    This book is well written and very intriguing. It has a different slant on what the world is when vampires are in greater number than humans. The approach of the problem is well thought out.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2013

    Read me

    Does any one know the name of the third book

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    READ. Awsome book

    Read it. I thought it would stink but i loved it

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Oh my gosh

    I just finished this book and it is AWESOME such a cliff hanger though

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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