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
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