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The Trap (The Hunt #3)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  1,535 ratings  ·  265 reviews
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, a
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published October 24th 2013)
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There is no other word for this book, really. It completely blew my mind to pieces, and I swear, I will never fully recover from reading it! I liked the first book (The Hunt), though I had a few issues with the sketchy plot line (I think we all remember the armpit scene?). I really loved the second book (The Prey) - the writing improved a lot, the characters were developed further and with more care, and the plot line itself was action packed and completely breathtaking. But the third
Paula  Phillips
Have you ever read through a trilogy and been looking so forward to Book #3 , hanging out there for it to finally arrive and then when it does you read it and you are left with so many other questions ? That's how I felt with the final book in the Hunt Trilogy by Andrew Fukuda. Right through the whole series we have watched Gene escape from Hepers and then in the end of Book #1 Gene discovered his father hadn't died and was the man known as "The Scientist". This led Gene to meet a group of othe ...more
This is probably the last book I'll read by this author. I read Crossing Over as well, and I hated the way that ended, and I felt the same with this book.

I really didn't mind the plot twist in this book, that humans were the "mutants" instead of the duskers. I really didn't. My biggest problems from this book were with what happened to Ashley June and just the overall constant, "We're in danger!" and how Gene constantly and somehow miraculously always thinks of a way to sav
Bonnie McDaniel
I've been a great fan of Andrew Fukuda's work; in fact I gave both the previous books in this series, The Hunt and The Prey , five-star ratings. Those ratings were well deserved. When I saw this book in the library, I immediately snatched it up, thinking that with the story Andrew Fukuda had to tell, it would surely be as good as its predecessors.

Unfortunately, it isn't.

Certainly, Fukuda's hallmarks as a writer are all there. The excellent pacing, the breathless, slam-bang action scenes that
Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
Review posted at Amaterasu Reads

It was not easy reading this book, let me tell you that now. It was not easy getting through The Hunt and The Prey as well, but there's something really fascinating in the way this cruel, cruel world was presented through Andrew Fukuda's writing. By the time I was reading The Hunt, I felt the way Gene and Sissy did. I am tired. I wanted to give up. It's like the wariness, the deaths, the setbacks and countless heartbreaks suddenly weighed down on me. When will it
The Trap is awesome. This series is unique and fast-paced, and I just couldn't put it down.

The Trap is the third book in The Hunt Series. If you haven't read The Hunt and The Prey you should start there. And, you may want to stop reading my review in case of spoilers. (There's a giveaway at the end, though, so don't miss that!)

The Trap picks ups right after The Prey, with our main characters on the train to the palace. I'm really not going to tell you much about what happens, except to say it's
ugh. Endings.

This is the last last book in the hunt series. Same as it was titled, it was a trap. A trap of high expectations. Too bad the ending never made it for me.

The first two books in the trilogy really had a good plot and ended with a witty cliffhanger to it. I was expecting the same for this book. It kinda looked that way but it really seems so odd for me. In the beginning of the trilogy it made sense that the world had a near extinct human race, but the idea had to reversed at the en
How I managed to not have a heart attack while reading this, I don't know!! To say this was suspenful would be an understatement. This was one of those books I couldn't read at night because it would have infiltrated into my dreams!
This whole series is creepy. Creepy, like those movies where things jump out at not necessarily scary....if that makes sense.

Spoilers ahead hepers:

That tank scene with the ruler was so gross....especially when he wad talking about how he would eat.

Jan 08, 2014 Alice rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who liked The Hunt
Recommended to Alice by: The Hunt series
This book. This motherfricking book.
I cannot sing my praises high enough for the whole series, and this last installment was the perfect way to finish it off.
Fukuda's writing is phenomenal and paints a vivid image, while still being easy to understand and avoids sounding snooty.
The story itself is incredible and such an incredibly original take on the vampire genre; I have genuinely never read anything like this before.
Moving on to 'The Trap' rather than the series as a whole, it was a perfect
Feb 07, 2013 Gabby marked it as to-read
Oooh, the cover! Niiiiice :) I can't wait for the release of the Australian cover!!
Vickie Ramage
The third and final? book in the Hunt series, this continues where we left off, in a train bound to some unknown destination. Gene and Sissy later find themselves back where they started, in a city filled with millions of Vampires. This final book often some pretty amazing plot twists that I really enjoyed and some amazing word play. Some loose ends were not tied up sadly and I was left wanting more. Still, it was an incredible ride!

When we're throw back into the story, we find ourselves hurtlin
2.5 stars

Plot- 8/10
Characters- 7/10
Writing- 7.5/10
World Building- 6.5/10

TOTAL- 7.4/10

Quickie Review *Warning- this review may be incoherent and confusing, as I am having trouble putting my thoughts together. I'm sure of one thing- there will be spoilers in this review.

Well. That's not at all what I was expecting. I don't think I've ever been left so puzzled after reading a book in my entire life. I have no idea how I'm going to review this thing... But here goes.

I'll start by telling you guys
The Trap by Andrew Fukuda is the final book in The Hunt series. This was initially a series I had little interest in, then I read book one and was hooked on Fukuda’s world building and action-packed stories.

The Trap picks up where The Prey left off: Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap are on a train along with the young girls that escaped The Mission. They arrive at the Ruler’s Palace and from there they must decide if they help the Originators or The Ruler.

Right from the start this book was go, go go.
I didn't really care for this book. I listened to the audiobook version and the actor was really dry and near monotone in his performance. I'm not sure if it was because Gene is meant to be largely emotionless or if the guy is just that dull as a reader. It certainly made the book harder to listen to. Also, I felt the writing was not done with straight-forward language. For example, people didn't try to escape or break free from someone's grasp but they tried to "extricate" themselves from the p ...more
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

The finale to The Hunt trilogy by Andrew Fukuda, The Trap begins where The Prey left off with Gene, Sissy and the escapees from the Mission on the train to the Palace, dreading the possibilities that await them.

Fast paced and action packed, Gene, Sissy and the remaining dome survivors, Epap and David, are immediately thrown into a whorl of life threatening chaos. Escaping the train is the first challenge, the next is to avoid being harvested by the Ruler, or the rebels, and the last is to confro
Mrs. Ellis
This book did NOT end the way I expected! Mind. Blown.
Rachelann Geniel
My mind is blown. I can't process my thoughts right now. I think the ending is the only reason I'm giving this 5 full stars. Otherwise it'd be getting 4-4.5ish. I've never been so surprised in my entire life... I can't focus enough to write a decent review. I CANT BELIEVE I READ THIS WHOLE SERIES WITHOUT SEEING THIS COMING! I am pooped. *sigh*
Laura Kreitzer
I've been on a lucky streak with books here lately, and THE TRAP did not fail me. That ending was awesome! I love it when an author can surprise the hell outta me. And this book did.

Interesting look at human nature and science in this wonderful scifi/fantasy series. YA readers who love action, adventure, and thrills, this series is for you!
Jessica Subject
This was a fabulous ending to The Hunt series. While some of the early events were a bit predictable, the end took a turn I didn't expext. I like how other point-of-views were included in this one. It was necessary to explain some of the events and actions. There were a couple of moments when in Gene's POV when I was taken out of the story though. He seemed to know how othet people were feeling and their motivation. Maybe I would not have noticed this if I didn't write, too, I'm not sure. But, I ...more
Khalid Halabi
This is a tale of vampires. It begins with the capture of a group of children. They have come from a far away land. They must board a mysterious elevator to live, but there is not enough space for everyone. A few people get on the elevator, while “duskers”, other wise known as vampires, eat the others. The survivors pop up in a strange world and do not know what they should do. The one thing they found was that they have to get in pods when alarms go off as to not be eaten. Suddenly a problem o ...more
Alisson Denofrio
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Maggie Boyd
This is book 3 in the series and the supposed finale but we don't really come to an ending of the tale.

In a world where vampires are People and humans are viewed as a food called Hepers, being children on the run is a very dangerous thing indeed. Gene, Sissy, Epap and David have escaped the mission. They, along with some other children, are on a train ride to an unknown destination. Could good things await them? Of course not. They arrive at the Emperor's palace to be the food on his table. But
I really enjoyed this series and thought it got better and better as it went along. I read the three books very quickly in succession so I feel a review of the series as a whole is more appropriate here. The story is different and although I found many parts to be very predictable, the way it all turned out was NOT what I expected at all. I think you're left with a lot of questions at the end, but I sort of like that. I don't necessarily want everything to be completely wrapped up when I finish ...more
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest review. This is also my third read in the Christmas Booktube-a-thon challenge.
Again this novel carried on from where the second book left off. And again, this book wasn’t as good as the first. The biggest reason for me was “WTF was that ending?!?”. Is it just me, or does it feel like Andrew Fukuda got bored and wrote a shit ending? Like there was so much potential and then “LAME”. I feel like it was a huge cop out on his part
Steph Lam
the end of this book definitely redeemed itself
everything came together etc.
however, I still don't know what happened to gene's dad or clair or ben.....did theu just die?

it was really smart of fudoka to make them seem like adam and eve. Eden, haha
*•.♥.•*Sabrina Rutter*•.♥.•*
This was more of a 3.4 star rating. I'm just going to say that after everything we go through with these characters I feel like we're given a cheap ending. I do not like the ending at all! That's all I'm going to say because I'm not too happy right now. I still enjoyed reading the book, just upset with the ending.
What a gruesome, unexpected book. I loved it! Great ending to a great series. This series is NOTHING like other vampire books that I've read. Definitely not your sappy love story vampire novel. Even though there was a little romance in it, there was so much more going on. Cleverly written, one I can't seem to stop thinking about.

There are only two questions I have, though they hinted at one of them. I won't name them because I don't want to give anything away. I wonder if Fukuda has something e
Amber (Books of Amber)
As a whole, The Hunt series is a pretty good one. I loved the first book in the series, despite the similarities it shared with The Hunger Games, the second was great, and The Trap wraps things up really well. It concludes all the mysteries from the first two books, and answers most of the questions that I had. I didn't enjoy it as much as The Prey, which is my favourite out of the three, but it was still a good book and it kept me entertained the whole way through.

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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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