Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: The Hunt, by Megan Shepherd @megan_shepherd

The Hunt by Megan Shepherd book cover and review
The Hunt is even more exciting than the first book, The Cage.

The characters are all separated in different parts of the colony serving the Kindred in different ways. Cora, Lucky, and Mali are part of a safari attraction where the Kindred come to hunt. They take care of the wild animals and Cora also entertains the guests. Cassian is secretly training Cora to compete in an event called The Gauntlet where, if she survives, she can prove that humans are an intelligent species and they will all be freed.

Things don't go smoothly, of course. I enjoyed The Hunt because we get several different areas in which all of our characters are in danger in different ways. The tension mounts for each of them, and in the end they all come together to try to escape from their captors.

If there's any complaint about The Hunt it would be the characterizations. We get a few different POVs, but besides Cora, I didn't really feel like we got to know the others any better. Well, maybe Leon. All of them contributed, and because of the different settings maybe it was just difficult to connect. This is a very minor complaint though.

The ending is definitely an "out of the frying pan..." situation. There is a pretty brutal cliff hanger, so beware. I'm desperately wanting more....

You will want to read The Cage first, but this is a worthwhile series that I'm going to be recommending to my dystopian/adventure lovers. And I have a lot of those.

Published by Balzer + Bray, May 24, 2016
eARC obtained from Edelweiss
368 pages

Rating: 4/5

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  1. I enjoyed THE CAGE, but I haven't gotten to THE HUNT yet. Good to know it's even more exciting than the first book. Definitely makes me want to get to it ASAP!

  2. I really enjoyed the first one. I have not read this one yet and I think I may need to reread the cage first. Its been a while. I know I loved it though. Glad this one is great too.

  3. I couldn't fit this one into my review schedule right now, but I loved The Cage. I may just wait until the entire series is out. I can't handle cliffhangers right now.

  4. Eek. Another series I haven't heard about before. You do such a good job of helping me know all the books and series out there. Where would I be with out you? Now to go add The Cage to my next book order form. Are you done with school for the year? We still have two weeks. Ugh.

    1. Thanks! But I'm not reading as much this year as usual. Building a new house and it's keeping me otherwise occupied. Hope to move in about a month. We finished school May 23rd. Hang in there!


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