YA Librarian Stephanie Wilkes brought up a great question during yesterday's EarlyWord Young Adult GalleyChat (see chat details here). She asked, "Anyone read THE HUNT by Fukuda yet?" Jana Warnell tweeted back, "Got THE HUNT from netgalley. Looks so Good!" Well, we figure it's time to start making some noise about this post-apocalyptic YA thriller.
Here's the story: 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.
Ready to start reading? You're in luck! The first 80 pages are offered as a free download on the series' microsite, where you'll also find a sweepstakes with a chance to win signed hardcovers and other exciting prizes.
Also, there is an excellent Maximum Shelf entirely dedicated to THE HUNT. My favorite part is the interview between Andrew and Alyson Noël! They interviewed one another about THE HUNT and Alyson's forthcoming book, FATED, the first in her new Soul Seekers series. See their interview here.
THE HUNT will be available from St. Martin's Griffin in May.