Wednesday, June 13, 2012

#002 Wishful Wednesday featuring The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda


Wishful Wednesday was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday and Desperately Wanting Wednesday by Breaking The Spine and Parajunkee.

Wishful Wesnesday is my own version of "Waiting On Wednesday". Every two weeks, I'll pick a topic or a genre and list a few upcoming books that I'm anticipating the release for. This week, it's going to be a special "book spot" for The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. Feel free to join in, grab the banner, and/or share your WoW or Desperately Wanting Wednesday lists with me.

I thought I'd shake things up a bit here at the blog and do smething a little different. Since I really enjoyed reading Andrew Fukuda's new young adult novel The Hunt I thought I'd share a little audio snippet of it courtesy of Macmillian Audio.

The Hunt
by Andrew Fukuda
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publication: May 8, 2012
Pages: 293
Age Demographic: Young Adult
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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?

* Summary taken from Goodreads.

Audiobook Snippet

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The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda?

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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 in 2010. His second novel, The Hunt, the first in a new series, was bought at auction by St. Martin's Press and will be published in May 2012. Before becoming a full time writer, Fukuda was a criminal prosecutor for seven years. He currently resides on Long Island, New York, with his family.

Author information taken from her .

{ The ARC of The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda was provided by ATW ARC Tours, in exchange for an honest review which I have provided. No money exchanged hands, I review books for fun because I love to read. I am not interested in monetary gain. Any piece of this ARC that was or wasn't quoted, is not part of the finished product and should not be perceived as such. Instead, you should compare and check it against a finished copy once it is released.}

1 comment:

  1. Jessica@a GREAT readJune 13, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    OOh that one did look pretty interesting! Hope you love it once you read it!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)


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