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The Prey (The Hunt #2)

4.1 of 5 stars 4.10  ·  rating details  ·  2,334 ratings  ·  391 reviews
For Gene and the remaining humans—or hepers—death is just a heartbeat away. On the run and hunted by society, they must find a way to survive in The Vast... and avoid the hungry predators tracking them in the dark. But they’re not the only things following Gene. He’s haunted by the girl he left behind and his burgeoning feelings for Sissy, the human girl at his side.

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Hardcover, US, 326 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Katy
I admit part of the reason why I liked The Hunt so much was because it was bizarre different (I know, I'm weird like that). The hepers were the minority living among the duskers, and the bizarreness - like the sticking their elbows into each others' armpits or the wrist scratching - made it unique, and I'm a bit disappointed there wasn't any weirdness in this book.

Taking those things out of the book made The Prey much a like any other dystopian - one that follows the general storyline of a wor...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
I always hope that, where I've enjoyed the first book in a series, the rest will prove to be at least as good. Andrew Fukuda's debut novel, The Hunt, while not a favorite was an enjoyable action read, a nice change of pace from my more contemplative reads. In reading The Prey, I really hoped to find more of the same, but instead it alternated between wtfery and completely predictable plot twists.

Since I like to give credit where credit is due, there are two things that I did like about The Prey....more
Kristy
Read along with BBP, March 2013.

I'm afraid a lot of people will read The Hunt (The Hunt, #1) by Andrew Fukuda and think it is just too weird, resulting in them not giving this one a chance. This Second book was much more story-oriented, a lot of the oddities sort of take a back seat (they are still there, but maybe just not as much of a major player). I very much so enjoyed this one.
There were a few predictable moments, but for the most part I was constantly being suprised. This was fast-paced and action packed, a real adventure boo...more
Mitch
The Prey is everything I expected from the sequel to The Hunt. I know that sounds like a positive reaction and I could talk about how all my expectations were met, but that's just my problem - I anticipated everything. Thinking back, I really liked The Hunt because it's a survival story centered around a guy in a tough situation where one wrong move meant instant death at the fangs of the vampires around him, I wasn't so concerned with the dystopian backstory, and that's why I'm mildly disappoin...more
Rani Simpson
Sep 12, 2012 Rani Simpson marked it as to-read
Shelves: ya-book-club
Um...I'm want to see ashley June get rescued! How can he fall for another girl when Ashley June risked her life for him in a huge way, and is left rotting in a hole!! Idk, I want to read this sequel, but the first book was quit a bit laborious in the middle!! I more than likely will read it, but I will be highly upset of he just let's Ashley June die or something.
Lex (Fastidious Reader)
I know! I am so weird. Cause I like the book. It really is a bit fascinating reading a different kind of vampires. Where they are not sparkly and totally ran out of humanity. Incapable of love and reason.

What I don't like was that it was not based on the first book The Hunt. Where they are in a Dome and all that crap. Well of course, from the last page of first book we know that Gene managed to escape the Heper Institute. But one might think it'll be lead back in that Institute. That's what I k...more
Mands
3.5

The Prey by Andrew Fukuda is the sequel to The Hunt, a book I hadn't planned on reading but once I did I was happy because it was thrilling and involved a unique and creepy world. I have been waiting on this sequel since then and it was just as good.

The Prey starts up where The Hunt left off. Gene, Sissy, Ben, David, Jacob, and Epap have escaped from the Dome and are now in the wild, trying to follow vague instructions left for them by The Scientist, Gene’s father. Each night Hunters arrive...more
Bonnie McDaniel
This book is a sequel to The Hunt, which I read a few months ago. The Prey definitely improved on its predecessor; in fact, it is one of the best books I have read so far this year.

The previous book introduced a dark, bloody, dystopian world, where humans are seemingly all but extinct, subsumed by a new breed: a superstrong, superfast cannibalistic "people" who will literally tear you limb from limb, eating your flesh and drinking your blood. The hero, Gene, survives by the use of a brazenly cl...more
Bern
Oct 22, 2012 Bern marked it as to-read
Shelves: yet-to-buy
This cover is a travesty. A. Travesty. I don't know what you people at St. Martin's Press think you're doing but it makes no sense that you'd be on the right track on the first cover for The Hunt and then you'd just go out of your way to make it look like this piece of rehased garbage i've seen a thousand times.

Also, a woman spinning atop a grassed hill? Really? There was nothing else you people could think of? I'm obviously still buying this due to that brutal cliff-hanger in the first book's e...more
Danny
This was such a worthy sequel!!! It was phenomenal, full of action and fast paced!
This book take a new direction than the first book which makes it so much more awesome than I had dared to hope for!
There are a lot of secrets which need to be solved and the story takes a few amazing twists and turns!
Loved Gene who is slowly getting a strong boy who deserves to be called a hero'

Loved Sissy and all the kids who survived and run away with them!

The ending again left me speechless and the cliffhange...more
Ang
I'm saving my review until the girls finish because I don't want to give anything away. I will however say I liked it more than the first book. Again though I am left feeling like I don't have any answers and it is frustrating as all heck!
nancy (The Ravenous Reader)
THE PREY by Andrew Fukuda was a novel that I highly anticipated reading because it's predecessor, THE HUNT was gruesome and highly addictive. I truly did not believe that any other book could be so unsettling and twisted, but I was wrong because THE PREY proved vampires are NOT the only thing to fear.

As I returned to this world of carnivorous vampires and remaining humans I am immediately thrust into the chaos that Gene and his tiny group are trying desperately to overcome. Escaping the vampires...more
Carina Olsen
I have been wanting to read The Prey ever since I finished The Hunt this May. And now I finally got the chance to do so; and I must say that it was worth the wait :) I remember loving the first book a whole lot. The writing, the plot, the characters. And I still did that. Only, I do think that the first book was better. But even so. I enjoyed this book a whole lot, and I never wanted to stop reading it, and I cannot wait for the third and final one. It will be a long wait. Because this book ends...more
Crystal
Well color me surprised! After really disliking the first one I really though there was no hope but WOW what a sequel!! See just goes to show sometimes you shouldn't ever give up on a series...more to come later..

Thanks Kristy for being my BBP and reading this one with me!!
Vickie Ramage
The Hunt is one of my favourite guilty pleasure reads, in the so-bad-it's-good category. You have your brutal, bloody violence, vampires, and armpit sex. Let's just skim that last part. The second book, The Prey, has a whole lot less vampires in it, but everything is just as wonderfully weird when Gene and his friends arrive at The Mission, a giant village in the middle of nowhere with seriously bizarre rules - don't travel in less than a group of three, the girls are all deformed, and there's s...more
Sierra Abrams
The Prey by Andrew Fukuda
Book 2 in a trilogy
5/5 stars
(I tried to keep this spoiler free for those who haven't read the first book, but read at your own risk...)

Bear with me. I finished this book last night. I am STILL in shock.

Honestly, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I really genuinely loved the first book. (I rated it a little lower because I couldn't stomach some of the scenes...but really. It was BRILLIANT.) And that cliffhanger, right? Ok well this was worse.

ANDREW FUKUDA I LO...more
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

In THE HUNT, Andrew Fukuda created a terrifying yet irresistible world where humans are all but extinct. He introduced us to Gene, a teen forced to hide among the very vampires who would devour him if they discovered he was human. In THE PREY, Gene and the small group of humans he helped escape are on the run, following cryptic clues left by Gene’s father in search of The Promised land, the last human outpost in the world.

THE PREY picks up only seconds...more
♥ Sarah ♥
The Hunt introduced us to a unique and frightening world where vampires rule over the few humans left, and Gene's way of surviving was by blending into the crowd. In The Prey Gene's world expands beyond his little town and suddenly the world he lives in is so much bigger than he had ever imagined.

First off, I liked that The Prey expanded on this world and the history a little more than first book did. In The Hunt it was all about the adrenaline rush and action and the world-building was kind of...more
Diane
The first book was so good ( I wont rehash). I was SO disappointed to see where this story went. It started exactly where the last one left off, on the lake, running from the hunters. We get few exciting scenes and skirmishes before they find the place the Scientist (Jean's father) vaguely hinted and gave clues to (or is it).

It's a place of all young pretty girls, with small feet, most of them pregnant..and the Elders are all men that do nothing but drink and eat and gods know what else. HELLO,...more
Keisha Keenleyside
The Prey is the Second book to THE HUNT by Andrew Fukuda, i didnt know this until i seen other reviews. However without reading the first one it was easy to pick up the storyline.

The prey starts off with action, the group are on a boat and are doing as the scientist says "Stay on the boat." until they are thrown down a waterfall and eventually find themselves in a place the rather odd locals refer to as the mission. Where nothing is quite the norm. Girls overpopulate the town and most are "pot b...more
Shaheen
Ohhh. It’s set in our future. Right.

That’s pretty much all I got from this book – and it was through pages and pages of info-dumping conversation between Gene, Sissy and a guy who turned out to be the villain. But hey, you don’t hear me complaining because I finally figured out what was going on in terms of world-building. One of the things I don’t understand, though, is why the person telling us the history of this world uses terms that we, as 21st century people in this world, understand, but...more
Evie
The Prey is one of those extremely rare cases when the sequel is superior to the first book in the series. The Hunt was amazing. A breathtaking, heart-pounding, action-packed, blood-chilling page-turner of a book. It quickly became one of my favorites! And The Prey was even better! Thanks to many entertaining (and gasp-worthy) plot twists, it successfully avoided the "middle book" syndrome of so many series out there. It was more thoughtful and emotional, but no less thrilling and disturbing tha...more
Kathleen Q
Spoilers below, fyi.

I didn't like the first book. I didn't like the second book.

The same issues still come up in this book, perhaps more than the first one. It's sexist (but I think the author thinks he's really ~saying something~ modern and all that. He's not). There are tired tropes, "Nice Guy" BS all over the place, and simply confusing arcs. They're not complicated story lines, but rather they're poorly explained for the sake of [bad] action and selfishness.

Also, what is that cover? WHAT...more
Braiden
4.5 stars.

Andrew Fukuda returns full force with a sequel that grapples you as soon as you begin reading, as if you were the book’s prey. The Prey picks up where we left Gene, Sissy, Epap, Ben, Jacob, and David at the end of The Hunt as they escape the Duskers, the vampire/zombie-esque race that dominates Fukuda’s post-apocalytpic world. In The Prey Gene and the hepers are in search for the Land of Milk and Honey, Fruit, and Sunshine that the Scientist – who we learn is Gene’s father at the end o...more
Jon
Seen At Scott Reads It

This is what you want then? I say. To be chased, to be hunted? To be their prey your whole life? Born prey, die prey? I look at them in turn. This is our chance to be more than prey.

I am now convinced that 2013 is the Year Of The Sequel. Every single sequel I have read that comes out in 2013 has been better than it's predecessor (Through The Ever Night, Asunder,The Prey, The Lives We Lost, Vortex). Notice also that all of these superior sequels are also the second book...more
Sabrina
I love this series, and can't wait for the next book.... However, The Prey was not quite as good as The Hunt. It left me with more questions than answers and I found myself just a little disappointed. I would still recommend it, and I'm hoping the next installment will be better.

To Elaborate....
I LOVE the first book, The Hunt. Love. It's on my shelf in a place of honor. Such a fantastic book. You should absolutely read it. So, it is possible that maybe my expectations were a little high.
The H...more
Kara-karina
The Prey punches you in the gut just as much as The Hunt did. It might not be as horrifyingly intense as the previous book, but it still creeps the hell out of you.

When Gene, Sissy and the boys escape from The Hunt, they think their future is pretty straightforward: follow the river, get into the promised land of milk and honey...

What they get instead *SPOILERS AHEAD* is a very creepy village full of pregnant girls with bound feet and drunken fat Elders.

I admit first I was enraged. Why every blo...more
Jessica Lamb
My review can also be read at my blog (PLEASE FOLLOW!): http://www.mysecretbookobsession.blog...

This book is the second book in The Hunt series, and after the amazing-ness of the first book, I had NO IDEA how Fukuda would manage to top one of the BEST books I have ever read in my entire life. Normally, I tend not to like books unless they have romance, or a paranormal aspect, or normally both, however this book did lack romance. There were hints of romance, similarly to the first book, The Hunt,...more
the golden witch.
While not quite as satisfying as book one, "The Prey" is still a great middle book for this trilogy, and gives us some much-needed information and more excellent worldbuilding based on what Fukuda gave us in "The Hunt". And tons of more action and tension, too. But the lack of satisfaction has me looking all the more forward to the release of "The Trap", which should be released later this year. "The Prey" isn't the most exciting sophomoric effort of 2013 so far, but it's still a very solid and...more
Isamlq
The Prey… I was not the biggest fan of book number one, but this… this one felt different to me. I enjoyed the scarier feel of things in this just as much as I was all ick over the same. There’s the quaint picturesque village that’s at first glance the haven they’d been after, when in truth hiding some pretty nasty things (obviously the mere mention of villages and what not had warning signs going off for me) but that wasn’t my biggest issue in this one time around. Mine was having already drawn...more
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Born in Manhattan and raised in Hong Kong, Andrew Fukuda is half-Chinese, half-Japanese. After earning a bachelor's degree in history from Cornell University, Fukuda worked in Manhattan's Chinatown with the immigrant teen community. That experience led to the writing of Crossing, his debut novel that was selected by ALA Booklist as an Editor's Choice, Top Ten First Novel, and Top Ten Crime Novel i...more
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