Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Trap

So first off, don't mind my sheets in the picture.  This was one of those classic just one more chapter nights that turned into finishing the book close to midnight.  I was so close, I just had to keep going. 

The Trap is the third and final book in the Hunt Trilogy by Andrew Fukuda.  I don't remember how I came across the first book in the series, The Hunt.  Probably one of those Amazon recommends books that sounded interesting.  All I know is I got it on my nook and read it in no time.  Then the second book, The Prey, came out and I again read it in no time on my nook.  Usually, if I start reading a series on my nook, I like to finish up the series that way.  But I was in Barnes and Noble and had a gift card burning a hole in my wallet.  I turned the corner, saw The Trap, and just had to get it right then and there.  And true to the first two books, this one took me no time to read.  It helped a lot that the chapters are really short.  I feel like I read quicker if that is the case.  And then one more chapter isn't too bad to say to yourself...well, unless you keep saying it to yourself until you finish the book!

What I like about this storyline is it is not your typical vampire book.  In fact, not once is the word vampire mentioned.  The so-called vampires in these books are just People.  Or they are named Duskers by the non-People because they come out of hiding at dusk.  They have fangs and claws and the sun kills them.  It's the little differences from typical vampires that make them so much more appealing.  They show no emotion outwardly, but if they are amused, they scratch their wrists.  It's equivalent to them laughing.  The harder they scratch, the mose amused they are.  Then there are the Hepers, the non-People.  As with the vampires, this group is never referred to as humans.

I really liked all three books and was really into this book until the end.  It did a good job of explaining some things, but still left so much unexplained.  And I felt like the end was very anti-climactic.  It almost felt like the author was taking the phrase riding off into the sunset a little too literally.  Because that is exactly how the book ended.  Still really good though and I would be interested in reading other books by Andrew Fukuda.  

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