The cover of The Prey by Andrew Fukuda has a quote on it. It says “think The Hunger Games with vampires”. The Prey is the 2nd book in a 3 book series. Just like in The Hunt, the 1st book, while reading The Prey you can image a boardroom full of book executives and marketing people thinking of a way to write The Hunger Games. I’m sure there was a list of some sorts, like we will need this and that, etc. With that said, Fukuda does such a bloody good job that really you don’t care he is ‘following’ a recipe of sorts. He adds enough of his own ingredients that makes these books worth wild and addictive and fun.
While The Hunt was a bit slow with the set up of this world where vampires are humans and humans are viewed as vile creatures. The Prey quickly picks ups where The Hunt ends and basically never lets you go. Side note, The Hunt end is probably one of the best, never saw THAT coming, cliffhanger. The Prey takes us to another world / community filled with humans and ‘free’ of the vampires or dusters as they are called. But everything is not what it seems. The Scientist had a plan for Gene, one of the main characters, and Gene struggles to discover this plan in this world and whether or not he can accept it.
A very entertaining book and thus far series. I think the better way to describe the book would be to say The Hunger Games meets The Passage. I don’t want to go into too many details of the book because I don’t want to spoil all the fun.