Very well written! I loved the description and writing style. It’s a cute story with interesting quirks I haven’t seen before, good pacing, and action. I liked the characters and their unique personalities, not cookie-cutter at all. I want to read more about the secondary characters. They were each unique and memorable.
Smart, funny, sexy, and unique with suspenseful action
I loved this!! It’s smart, funny, sexy, and unique with suspenseful action. I couldn’t put it down and am going to read the next book right away.
Angie woke up in an auction pen and was sold to some nasty spiderish aliens. Arokh, a reptilian alien, steals her from them.
Them not being able to speak to each other was masterfully handled. It was funny, very entertaining, and not confusing at all. I was almost sorry to lose it when they could finally speak. Actions speak louder than words. Confusion still occurs even after and made for more funny bits all the way to the end.
Some have complained of the reptilian nature of the hero, but I really liked that. It’s different and made me want to know more about him and the other aliens mentioned. It’s much more interesting than just being blue or something.
Good start to world-building brought down by grammar mistakes
Rating: 2 out of 5.
There was a good start to world-building, but it wasn’t fully realized. The novel would have to be much longer to fully flesh it out. Some explanations were good, but the story went back on our understanding later. For example, I understood the way Loraine learned Raxar’s language, but several chapters later, we are told Raxar knows English now. That was very confusing.
The conflict was too easily and quickly resolved. It could have used a lot more plot.
The grammar was terrible with wrong words, repeated words, and missing and extra quotation marks. It was very distracting.
In one sentence, this book is about: a family running off to a cabin in the woods as a plague kills most of the population.
This book is pretty clean – no sexual situations and just a bit of swearing.
It is not a YA novel like All Is Silence. The main characters are adults.
I don’t want to write a spoiler, but I think people should know that not every character gets an HEA. You don’t want to read this while depressed. It does have a solid ending, no cliffhanger.
I really liked this. The characters and situations felt very real. The people have strengths and flaws. I saw family dynamics that matched some of my own experience. It’s convincing and real. This isn’t about greater issues of society but rather the microcosm of a single extended family. We don’t get to choose family! Families are messy, but they still care about and are there for each other.
If you like apocalyptic / post-apocalyptic stories, I highly recommend it.
I love post-apocalyptic fiction and this gave me that. I was predisposed to like it. There are no zombies! Hurray! The story was engaging, fast paced, and seemed realistic. I liked that the characters weren’t flat. They have flaws, but I could still sympathize with them.
The writing was good but not amazing. I would have loved more details about the world. There were very few grammar mistakes.
Sex occurs once in the book, but I would still call it “clean”. That one scene had very little description and was over very quickly. The violence wasn’t described in detail either. There were a few curse words, including the F word, but they were rare.
This was terrific. It’s an unusual romance, post apocalyptic but with no zombies, which I love. It’s very well written and has a clever chronology. I could really feel the emotions and imagine the world described. It’s a complete book, no cliffhanger. I wanted more but was good with the ending, which felt right.
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?
This is a rapid page-turner. The story grabs you and pulls you along with it like a strong current. It’s not only a great story but great writing. Fukuda describes things like a poet, but not a snobby one that no one can understand. It was so good that I wrote down some quotes.
“Because despite my near identical physiological similarity with them, there are seismic fundamental differences that lie beneath the frail and deceptive surface of similarity.”
“He can whisper a rat to death with the razor-sharp incisions of his carefully nuanced words.”
“The paper is now more crinkled than a smashed mirror, the words and phrases hung up in it like insects caught in a spider’s web.”
I can understand all these. They paint pictures in my mind and don’t detract from the pacing of the story. Sometimes I get the urge to skip ahead to find out what happens because I just have to know, but the writing is too good to miss.
Books 1 and 2 have cliffhanger endings. I highly recommend having immediate access to the next book available!
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.
Just as with part 1, I can’t put it down. The water tunnel gave me the creeps! This is a must-read.
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.
Absolute genius! Ziplined to the satisfying end.
The 3rd installment of this trilogy keeps the fast pace and beautiful writing going. The words paint vivid pictures for the movie in my head. With something as good and long as this, I dread getting to the end. Usually, I don’t want it to end or I’m bummed with the ending. Not here. I think the ending is genius. It satisfies. There is a hard ending – no more cliffhangers. There are a few strings not tied up prettily in some characters whose fates are unknown, but they don’t really bother me. It all makes sense. Love it!
Awesome, gripping, couldn’t stop reading to go to bed.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
A British nanny looking for a low-key summer finds buried secrets, murderous attention, and unexpected romance when she visits the Nantucket Sound in this heart-pounding novel.
The Nantucket Sound is a beachfront playground for the privileged and elite, where the sunny days are filled with scenic bike rides, backyard picnics, and bonfire parties.
But all Ren Kingston—a visiting Brit still reeling from heartbreak—really wants is a quiet summer as a nanny for one of Nantucket’s wealthy families. Getting acquainted with handsome Jeremy and his young group of trust fund, private school kids was not part of the plan. Neither was befriending the local bad boy whose reputation is more dangerous than charming.
After a dead body is found next to The Sound’s postcard-perfect view, Ren starts to wonder where the real threat lies. Because it’s becoming clear that her newfound “friends” are much more than they seem. They’re hiding secrets. Secrets that Ren wants no part of.
But once The Sound has you in its current, it won’t want to let you go…
This is a complete story in one book. No cliffhanger! It’s clean but has some steamy kisses. I really loved it. It grabbed me from the start and I couldn’t stop. I read it all in one sitting, staying up all night to finish it. It was gripping and had me on the edge of my seat but it wasn’t depressing at all, which I love. I didn’t see the twists coming. I was thrilled that Jessie stopped Ren from having regrets – you’ll see what I mean. I was very satisfied with the ending. Overall, I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it.