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The Trap (Hunt Trilogy Series #3)

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by Andrew Fukuda

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From author Andrew Fukuda comes The Trap, the explosive finale to The Hunt trilogy—perfect for fans of The Hunger Games!

After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving


From author Andrew Fukuda comes The Trap, the explosive finale to The Hunt trilogy—perfect for fans of The Hunger Games!

After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving Mission girls, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together and use everything they have to protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again. Now that they know how to reverse the virus, Gene and Sissy have one final chance to save those they love and create a better life for themselves. But as they struggle to get there, Gene's mission sets him on a crash course with Ashley June, his first love . . . and his deadliest enemy.

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“Downright disturbing...The Hunt trilogy has lived up to the promise of the first book and delivered shocks and drama with every turn of the page.” —Booklist

“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 on The Hunt

“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 on The Hunt

“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 on The Hunt

“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 on The Hunt

“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 on The Hunt

“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 on The Hunt

“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 on The Hunt

“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
Gene escapes from certain death at bloodsucker hands--and from drowning and starvation on the river, freezing in the mountains, wickedness in the creepy murder village, a deadly plummet on a death train--until finally he's right back in vampire central. After their death-defying escape from the Mission in The Prey (2013), Gene, Sissy and the other humans (or hepers) find their escape vehicle takes them not to the promised land of safety, but to a cavern full of starving hepers beneath the Palace: the Ruler's larder. Double agents promise to rescue Gene and Sissy, but the cost--the sacrifice of all the other humans in the cavern--is too high. Gene and Sis together make up the Origin; their blood combines to fuel weapons that can de-fang the vamps back into hepers. They're the only source of the weaponized blood (for no good reason), so when their next frying-pan–to-fire maneuver sends them straight back to the metropolis filled with millions of starving man-eaters, the salvation of humanity is at risk. As if gore-drenched certain death weren't enough cause for despair, Gene suspects his vanished father didn't love him enough, and he has to choose between two different girls, one of whom is a vampire, which should make it easy. At least there's a lot going on. (Science fiction. 14-16)

Product Details

St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
Hunt Trilogy Series , #3
Sales rank:
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

ANDREW FUKUDA worked as a criminal prosecutor in New York and studied history at Cornell. His first novel, Crossing, was selected by Booklist in 2010 as a Top Ten First Novel and Editors' Choice for Best Adult Book for Young Adults. He now writes full time in Long Island.

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The Trap 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
skstiles612 More than 1 year ago
I read this third and final book in the Hunt Trilogy in a little over two hours.  It was that good.  Book two leaves us wondering where Gene, Sissy and the others are headed.  Are they headed to further danger or salvation?  The final book doesn't disappoint.  They find other hepers like themselves.  But, they find that not everything or everyone is who they say they are.  The adventure keeps you on the edge of your seat.  One minute you think everyone will survive, then there is a major change.  Gene and Sissy face one life threatening event after another.  Each time the reader is carried to the top and made to wonder how they can survive.  You see the answer then boom, you are right back wondering if they will get out of the next situation.  The discovery that Gene and Sissy make at the end of the book and the way the author ends it was such a wonderful twist.  The reasons for the situation they find themselves in show how society can change and throw life into cataclysmic change when science goes wrong.  This is a definite must read.  The best twist on vampires I have ever read.  For those who love vampire stories, this will not disappoint. If I could give it more than five stars I most definitely would.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Andrew Fukuda is one of the few authors I've read that has kept the entire trilogy (or series, if longer) amazing until the end. Every book was exceptionally done. And, although some people might think the death of (SPOILER ALERT!) Ashley June was unrealistic in the sense that Gene didn't pick her, I know why he didn't pick her. One, he loves Sissy more by that point, and two, she wasn't the same in the end. She was a dusker, and not just physically. She became one of them down to her core. She became ruthless and I couldn't hear the slight heartlessness in how she was speaking to Gene at the scene of her death. Anyway, overall, I definitely think this is one of the greatest trilogies I have ever read! Well done, Mr. Fukuda!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ending explains so mutch with the coolest twist ever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sooo baad only gave me 2 pages
terferj More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Oh the excitement! Oh the different twists. It was just crazy on the things that Gene and Sissy had to go through! Nail biting ensues. Them leaving behind the carnage only to go to the heart of evil....and they needed help? Let’s just say things didn’t go as plan for them. I really like the flashbacks that happened. I got a feel of their past of certain hepers. I like the discovery of what really happened (the virus). It was so cool and different. I really didn’t expect that! I liked how things turned out at the end, even with the sad moments, but I wished there was a little more at the very end. I liked how it ended, very satisfying but I just wanted a bit more. Overall I thought it was a great series. Very action packed, disturbing moments, gut churning descriptions, amazing characters, and just something different.
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Nede... Eden... holy crap
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I simply couldn't put it down. On back to back nights I had to make myself stop reading at 4am, it was just to good.
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Great book and a great ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thrilling to the end thos book will keep you enrapturrd and guessing to the end. What you as the reader may hope won't happen, and yet it will make this book al the more abliss.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
God, do I ever want to tell you what happens at the end of this book. I never saw it coming and it is such a fasinating concept. This book gives you a whole nw way to looks at us humans. Disease or cure? Read and find out. You won't be diappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome twist ending! Great ending to an amazing series
VonnieR More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness! This was the best ending for a trilogy that I've read in years! I was extremely eager and excited to read this last book in the The Hunt Series because I was dying to know how it was all going to end. I am incredibly relieved and awed on how much I loved this book. Like the first two books, The Trap was full of suspense and action. I found myself to be more observed in the events in this book. My heart was pumping so fast the majority of the time that I had to stop reading a few times and give myself a break. I was becoming anxious and scared for the characters to the point I felt that I was going to have a panic attack (yup...how silly is that?). Of course, I couldn't stay away from reading it because I HAD to know what was going to happen.  The characters became more developed in this one as well. Yes, there were a few characters from the beginning that didn't make it to the third book, but the ones that did showed growth, especially the main characters. I was not too fond of Gene in the first book, but I began to warm up to him in the second one and absolutely loved him in this third one. He completely changed at the end of the series. Next, Sissy was always a great character and she only became even more awesome in this last book. Not only did her bravery grew, but her weak side was shown allowing the reader to know how &quot;human&quot; she was. I loved her! Another character whose change I was not expecting was Ashley June's. From the second book, I was expecting not to see much of her in the third. Well, I was proven wrong. I'm glad how Andrew Fukuda was able to work her character in the story.  Now, I have to be honest that I was a bit cautious at first when I began to read this book. The past few trilogies/series that I've completed, the endings have been disappointing especially when it started off really strong. I tried not to have very high hopes with The Trap in fear that I was going to be let down. Surprisingly, I was not. In fact, I was completely stunned when I finished reading it. This brings me to the twist of this book. I would not reveal what it was due to spoilers, but boy it was a shocker! I was somewhat suspecting this kind of ending was going to happen, but I was still completely surprised of it. All of the questions about the &quot;people&quot; and &quot;hepers&quot; were answered at the end yet at the same time it arose a new set of questions for me. After reading the last words of the book, I found myself just staring at my wall trying to put everything together. I was left speechless. This was perhaps one of my favorite endings of a series. I loved how involved I was with this book, even though I felt like my heart was going to pop out of my chest. I also loved how much I thought about the book and try to figure things out after finishing it. Like I mentioned before, new questions were raised for me but it only means that I will have to re-read the trilogy again, which I don't have a problem with. The Hunt Series is one my favorite vampire series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read all three books and I wish there was another!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought the first 2 of the Hunt Trilogy for my early teen son and he was looking forward to the Trap. He said it was one of the top 3 series of all of the ones he's read. He thought the Trap did not disappoint and was even left with a possibility of another... He thought Fukuda's writing was really fast paced and suspenseful. He recommends this book to all of his friends.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series was amazing , and dark. I honestly hope he writes a fourth book... the ending was great but I just want more. Each page was addictive, such a great twist that was not predictable.
DC_Love_the_Book More than 1 year ago
I found all three of these to be interesting and quite a different take on vampires. The end was a twist I wasn't expecting - thought I'd seen them all. I'd recommend it as it has a good plot, characters are well developed and its unexpected.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Nice twist at the end, i think this is the best book i have ever read. If you liked the hunger games you will love this. Read the hunt then the prey before this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this stupid book. It only give yoy 13 pages even if you buy it. Such a wste of money. I hate it sooooooooooooooo much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first book was amazing! I loved it second was okay then third amzing all over again right up until such a great important character ashley june was killed like it was no biggy. She sacrificed herself for him in the first and loved him and still fought for him until she died but it was so unrealistic on how he didn't pick her. If he couldn't pull the trigger the first time he wouldn't have the secound. And he still love her. That did it in for me!