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by Steve Voake
In the middle of the Mexican jungle a small scientific team prepare to embark on an exploration of the world's deepest sinkhole. 3000 miles away, Joe McDonald's father is arrested for murder. Joe and his friend Giles are desperate to prove his innocence. Soon Joe suspects that a predator is on the loose.
Paperback, 247 pages
Published 2009 by Faber and Faber
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I feel bad rating this book at 2 stars, but as I've lamented in the past, there's no option for half-stars. Blood Hunters is a perfectly okay book for its target audience of tween boys and girls into some slightly science fiction-y horror-y monster YA. The main character is a tween boy, the bad guys are lizard snake monster bird things, and there are some easily predicted plot twists for good measure. The book is definitely British, what with the cricket and such, and that's fine.
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Personally I believe this book is perfect for anyone around the age of 12/13. There is a boyish feel to it at the beginning but as you get to the end it's more unisex. There is not as much gore as expected, which makes it suitable for younger children. It was a nice quick read and was interesting, wouldn't highly recommend it for anyone above age of 14 but would be a fantastic read for anyone below that age.
The style and language seem appropriate for the target age, which I assume is 8-12, maybe young teen. Not so sure about the graphic violence. Only the preposterousness of some of the later action takes the experience of reading this out of the worryingly potentially disturbing into oh-yeah-right like thats ever going to happen. When I was in the correct demographic for this book, this book would not have been available in my library. Just shows how times change. A useful random research read for ...more
Read in a day, been a long time since I've done that. Ludicrous story line, yet still a page turner. The characters in the book aren't fleshed out like they are in a normal book, but it is aimed at teenagers (I got a copy free in Year 7). Still, it's your typical apocalyptic story which is focused on a mutation and not Zombies...
Almost didn't finish the book, but was just intrigued enough to persevere. Totally not worth it. Not even close to real premise, two-dimensional characters, unbelievable action and debilitating wounds shrugged off almost immediately.
Steve Voake is the author of all the Daisy Dawson books, as well as two novels for older readers. He lives in Somerset, England.More about Steve Voake...