Shelf Candy Saturday (13): The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda and Away by Teri Hall

Shelf Candy Saturday is hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews.

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.

Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night – a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible – and into the ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever – but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

Away (The Line #2) by Teri Hall

Because this is the second of the series I’m going to show the summaries for the first and second books but only the cover for Away

After crossing the Line, Rachel finds herself in a world where survival is never guaranteed – a world where bizarre creatures roam the woods and people have strange abilities. Everything has gone to ruin Away and the survivors have banded into warring clans. Rachel finds her father being held prisoner by a tribe of Others, and she and her new friends set out to rescue hime. But when they cross back over the Line, Rachel and Pathik make a foolish decision, bringing them into further danger that can olnly be resolved with an unthinkable sacrifice.

An adventure filled with life and death choices, dark conspiracies, and heart-poundingly suspenseful moments, this sequel delivers.

The Line (The Line #1) by Teri Hall

An invisible, uncrossable physical barrier encloses the United  States. The Line is part of the border that lopped off part of the county, dooming the inhabitants to an unknown fate when the enemy used a banned weapon. It’s said that bizarre creatures and superhumans live on the other side, in Away. Nobody except tough old Ms. Moore would ever live next to the Line.

Nobody but Rachel and her mother, who went to live there after Rachel’s dad died in the last war. It’s a safe, quiet life. Until Rachel finds a mysterious recorded message that can only have come from Away. The voice is asking for help.

Who sent the message? Why is her mother so protective? And to what lengths is Rachel willing to go in order to do what she thinks is right?

I love both of these covers, they have a sense that there's two worlds and in both you're on the outside looking in. The first has a torn look, maybe that's to represent how Gene's safe life is being torn apart? I haven't read the book so that's just a guess on my part. It's also interesting how the people along the bottom of the cover are running. I'm going to make another assumption and say they're running from the big baddie vampires!

On to the second cover. I'm definitely drawn more to the detail of the cracks on this one. It's more dramatic. It also seems like whatever is 'inside' isn't so appealing, it looks like a pile of discarded junk.


  1. These are both great covers. I particularly like The Hunt. The torn scene revealing another more colorful scene if a very interesting technique. Of course, the shattered glass doing a similar thing is awesome too, but I like the contrast of the first cover. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I haven't read The Hunt but I wouldn't be surprised if it gets turned into a movie if the rights haven't been bought yet.

    Talk Supe BB&B


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