Series: The Hunt #3
Genres: Vampires, Paranormal, Fantasy
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release Date: 24/10/2013
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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...
The third and final? book in
the Hunt series, this continues where we left off, in a train bound to
some unknown destination. Gene and Sissy later find themselves back where they
started, in a city filled with millions of Vampires. This
final book often some pretty amazing plot twists that I really enjoyed and some amazing word play. Some loose ends were not tied up sadly
and I was left wanting more. Still, it was an incredible ride!
When we're throw back into the story, we find ourselves hurtling across The Vast (giant barren landscape thing), heading to destination unknown. There is hope that they're heading to a city of humans, a legend told by members of the crazy cult they'd just left, but it quickly becomes apparently that in reality they're literally just meals on wheels - and heading straight towards a Vampire stronghold.
Andrew is just full of wacky ideas, and doesn't disappoint with this story. After they arrive they have to cram themselves in a lift, with anyone left being quickly devoured. From there, they enter a maze of caves. This next part is a little difficult to explain. The caves are filled with kids that are all awaiting their fate. When an alarm sounds they have to dive into one of many holes in the walls (see Saw 5 and the nail bomb) and then pray they don't get selected as dinner.
Gene finds himself meeting the King of the Vampires, who wants him to travel back to the city with Sissy - or else he'll eat the youngest kid. So, instead of continuing our journey as I hoped, we head back to the city and do a whole lot of wandering around, trying not to get caught while trying to find April June and kill her. It's all very strange.
I honestly wish going back hadn't of happened. I saw no real point to it and some loose ends that could have been tied up, weren't. There were characters where we never found out what happened to them and despite the intense amount of action and some amazing wordplay, I was left wanting another book. It was a great conclusion though, I have to say.