TITLE: The Hunt
AUTHOR: Andrew Fukuda
RELEASE DATE: May 2012
PUBLISHER: St. Martin's Griffin
PAGES: 304 pages
SERIES: Book 1 in The Hunt Trilogy (#2:The Prey, #3:The Trap)
GENRE: Supernatural, Horror, Adventure
OVERALL RATING: 2/5
APPROPRIATE AGE: grades 8-12
WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: I felt the book needed more of a backstory. Where did these people come from? What happened to all the humans? It seems like when a person comes upon a heper, then it is devoured completely. It's not like humans are turned into these people. I just wondered this throughout the entire book, waiting for some kind of flashback or timeline of when all this happened. The people's facts about the hepers were all completely wrong and made-up, like they were stories that had been passed around.
UPDATE 1/12/2016: In the second book of the series, The Prey, more details are given about the duskers and how they became (genetic modification... of course).