The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda
This novel for High school students and young adults is one of the most thrilling novels I have ever read. Simple as that.
Gene is a 17 year old human living in a population of “people” who look exactly like humans but they are a combination of vampire and zombie. They do not sweat or have goose bumps, they express amusement by scratching their wrists, they sleep hanging upsidedown and they only come out at night.
What is so chilling is they love human beings as meat and blood. They call humans hepers and they drool just thinking about them. If they see one they go into a feeding frenzy.
Gene has learned to live and go to school amongst them. He thinks he is alone. But are there others doing the same?
Gene wins a compulsory lottery to go on a heper hunt but will he expose his true identity before it takes place.
Ingenious plot, totally believable, outstanding action and written in a manner that will keep you tense for the whole book.
If you miss this one then you are mad. and a word of advice – savour every word.