Author: Andrew Fukuda
Series: The Hunt #3
Published by: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving Mission girls, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together and use everything they have to protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again. Now that they know how to reverse the virus, Gene and Sissy have one final chance to save those they love and create a better life for themselves. But as they struggle to get there, Gene's mission sets him on a crash course with Ashley June, his first love . . . and his deadliest enemy. (less)
Well, that was interesting! Well played, Mr. Fukuda. Well played.
If you’ve read the first two books in this series, then there is no way you not anticipating The Trap. No. Way. If you haven’t read them, then stop right now and go start. Go on, I’ll wait right here for you. Don’t worry if you haven’t though, I’m not going to get into details since this is the third and final book.
After finishing The Prey, The Trap became one of my most anticipated reads of 2013. I loved the first book and thought the second was even better, so I was expecting to go out with a bang in this one. Did it? *evil grin* Maaaaybe. Seriously though, Fukuda didn’t hold back, and he gets major respect from me for that. This trilogy isn’t rainbows, butterflies and sparkly vampires; it is gritty and everything nightmares are made of.
One thing I could never say about not only this book, but the trilogy as a whole, is that it’s boring. It moves at a quick pace without being overwhelming. I also both love and hate the way Fukuda ends his chapters. I love them because they always gave me the feeling of “ahhhh, I have to find out what happens next!” Why do I hate it? For the same reason. I literally could not stop myself from reading when I needed to. Ultimately, though, that’s a very good thing.
I absolutely love what Fukuda did with this story! It all comes down to this, and everything … the truth … about the duskers and the hepers is explained. And holy crap, did I ever love it! It was said in the first book that things aren’t as they appear, and now you will understand why. We also get a few flashbacks of specific situations that show a different perspective than Gene’s, which answers some questions from the previous books. It all came together wonderfully, and I was left with a big grin on my face.
So yes, The Trap was an excellent ending to an extremely well done trilogy. And yes, it’s a little different, but that is what sets it apart from so many other books that are out there now. This is definitely a trilogy I will not forget.