Monday, November 11, 2013

Book Review and Giveaway: The Trap, by Andrew Fukuda

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 NON-STOP. Gene and Sissy and the rest of the Hepers are in danger over and over. The tension continues to build, and there were several times when I thought they were doomed.

So, yea, they are lucky and escape again and again (well, at least some of them do). But each time it's a clever way to escape, and they have to, right? Or else the story would end! So, all is forgiven.

These books are gory, and The Trap is the worst of them. Notice I didn't say "bloody." Duskers don't bleed, but they certainly create a lot of slime. There's puking and all kinds of other nasty, gross occurrences too, so if that bothers you, these books are not for you.

Ashley June reappears and this creates a bit of a love triangle, but nothing overwhelms the story. Frankly, I was so worried about all the characters, I couldn't care less about the romance. Fukuda isn't afraid to kill his characters, which just adds to the tension. And, by the way, The Trap had me so wound up that my neck got stiff as I was reading. I think Mr. Fukuda owes me a massage!

The ending is awesome and unexpected. What a twist! I'm so happy that Fukuda went outside the box -- it just added to my appreciation of this series. The characters are good. The action is good. The lore is exceptional. I highly recommend these books to lots of teens, and I will continue to do so!

Published by St. Martin's Griffin, 11/5/2013
Copy obtained from the publisher
 309 pages

Rating: 5/5

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1 comment:

  1. I've heard very little about this series, but you're making a very strong case for it, Annette! Thanks for the great review. This just made it onto my TBR pile.


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