The first novel in the debut series by Fukuda is a complete adrenaline rush. Set in a dystopian world where humans are nearly extinct and vampires are the new ‘people’, seventeen year old Gene is living a lie. He is a ‘heper’ (that’s what the Vampires call humans) living in the midst of the nocturnal, drooling, bone cracking undead.
His family is gone and he lives by a set of survival rules set down by his father, and only behaves like a human once the vampires go inside at dawn. He tries his best to be as inconspicuous as possible but, unfortunately, he wins a lottery to participate in the ‘heper-hunt’ which is a coveted, once-a-decade event. This brings him in the limelight and though the others are envious of his luck, Gene must find a way to get out of this hunt alive, and maybe help the poor caged humans in the process.
There is a lot of blood, gore and disgusting raw meat. Still, a fabulous attempt at a first novel, Fukuda takes the readers along with Gene into this fast paced story which causes the heart to race and builds up an appetite for more.
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