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*Read Epub ⚜ The Prey × A Hot Debut Trilogy And A Riveting Story Of Survival, Courage, And Romance In A Future Where Creating A Master Civilization Is The Only Thing Prized, No Matter The Method After The Omega The End Of The End , Year Old Guys Known As LTs Discover Their Overseers Are Raising Them Not To Be Soldiers Lieutenants As Promised, But To Be Sold As Bait Because Of Their Less Than Status And Hunted For Sport They Escape And Join Forces With A Girls Camp, The Sisters, Who Have Been Imprisoned And Experimented On For The Good Of The Republic, By A Government Eager To Use Twins In Their Dark Research In Their Plight For Freedom, These Heroes Must Find The Best In Themselves To Fight Against The Worst In Their Enemies The Prey was full of suspense and great action, but the ending really fizzled for me.This is a book about children after a radiation disaster There are very few adults, at least that we know of All the children are in camps for orphans Some camps are nicer than others Some camps aren t what they seem to be.Hope and Faith are twins and they ve been running and hiding for years with their father to keep away from the brown shirts After their father dies, they are captured and taken to a camp for girls It soon becomes obvious that this camp is doing medical experiments on these children, and the prized children are twins.Book is in a camp for boys He thinks he s in training to be a soldier they call them LTs, for Lieutenant, right He finds out that LT really stands for less thans All of the boys in the camp are deformed or deemed inferior in some way, and their future is far bleak than they think.Book finds out the truth because of Cat, a boy who is captured and brought into the camp It isn t clear where Cat came from, but he knows a lot about what is really going on Cat escapes, but comes back to help some of the other boys escape.Book has met Hope, realizes her horrible situation, and won t leave without rescuing the Sisters, as they are called.The Prey is action packed The way is not easy for these kids, constantly being pursued and running towards an unknown target The pace is relentless and at times it almost seems too easy for them to get food and recover from their injuries But those details would slow down the pace.There is a hint at a love triangle between the three main characters which is soon resolved, thankfully I really don t think it s needed here.We don t have any idea what is going on in the outside world, or even the motivations of the adults at the camp We get hints, but it is clear that needs to be explained in future installments of this story And that s OK.What really didn t gel with me was the ending Without giving away spoilers, I don t see why the group didn t at least investigate where they were before making the decision they did That didn t make sense Why would you decide to take all those risks when you don t even know what the reward will be or if there IS a reward It wouldn t have hurt them to explore a bit before rushing off.I m ready for the next book in the Hatchery series I love a plot driven adventure book, and I m always looking for new, exciting books to recommend to my students The Prey will be on the list. okay, so I haven t finished reading this masterpiece yet, but I have some quotes and commentary to share 1Blood Purpling Coagulating before his eyes because to purple is a legitimate verb I green at the thought of that.2no one didn t obey an order from Major Karsten because there is not a word for didn t obey 3other vehicles had arrived, disgorging brown shirted soldiers naturally, considering that s what vehicles do disgorge people.4they slid him into the Humvee like a pan of dough going into an oven but does he come out as bread, is what we all want to know.5Major Karsten looked right at us, his anvil shaped face skeletal in appearance I m sorry for your unfortunate bone structure ouch6black smoke belched from the exhaust and the remaining Humvees made doughnuts in the desert smoke can belch and or be belched, who knew will keep this in mind next time I drink soda fingers crossed for some smoke also, trucks that make doughnuts are a sweet deal bonus piece of info the desert is called No Water.7Faith scuttles to the cavern s dark recesses actual question is Faith a crab8her skeletal silhouette looks ghostlike her goblin stature looks vampiric also, so many skeletons in this book the apocalypse sucks 9Sergeant Dekker, wearing his customary smirk beneath his oily hair really ace facial descriptions here, as you can see what s between the smirk and the hair one can only assume there is nothing.10his fingers splayed on the desk like talons either cut your fucking nails, or start cawing at the desk one or the other, buddy.11sometime after the apocalypse the government made the decision to label all the boys John thanks, Obama.12a series of eerie images danced through my brain like fireflies Dancing with the Fireflies Carrie Ann Inaba 10 for this writing 13his most striking feature is the soiled hanky he grips in his hand ah yes, the striking hanky feature.14both girls are sucking wind, and he sipped a breath THIS IS HOW THEY BREATHE, BTW.also, the narrators and tenses are inconsistent and sometimes change mid chapter AND, one perspective is first person past present again, it alternates without warning, as masterful writing does the other is third person present and yes, it s just as jarring as it sounds wooo edit it is about 50 pages into the novel and it has been mentioned for the first time that one of the narrators is black the other is tea colored, whatever that means.MORE TO COME OF THIS MASTERPIECE, I PROMISE edit now with quotes 15The only females I d seen were two dimensional ones from the movies To finally see them in the flesh and my own age, no less took my breath away A part of me felt like some ancient explorer encountering tribes from a far off land that part of you would be your penis.16She can feel the heat from his body Smell traces of sweat and musk and woodsmoke Masculine smells oh yeah, those masculine smells of sweat and musk and woodsmoke maybe just take away the smoke.17There was something about her that caught my attention It wasn t just that she was good looking, although there was no doubt about that There was some undefinable quality that drew me to her It was almost like we had something in common like there was something about her I already knew you guys haven t spoken a word to each other, but I m totally going to take your word for it this feels like something special and not done before ever.18Long after he s gone, Hope can still feel the touch of his hand, the heat of his skin For reasons she doesn t understand, it s the first time she s felt alive since she and Faith were captured maybe not the best thing that you get the same feeling from touching your love interest as when you were captured by men with guns 19I needed time to think, to process everything I d seen Like the girl The girl named Hope I couldn t stop thinking about her especially those eyes They were two brown pools She didn t so much look at me as through me wow, that is such a flattering description of eyes totally doesn t make me think of a toilet only 80% to go An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review.At first you re left in the dark about lots of things No answers, none whatsoever as to how or why the world became what it was until you get halfway through But I still didn t really care about this post apocalyptic world There is something cruel about the predator and prey game They hunt people instead of animals for sport It s bad enough to murder animals if you weren t going to eat them to survive but killing human beings because they re not set to their standards It s sickening I couldn t stand the fact that they were hunting people who were deemed by this society as Less Than The way they classify people in this futuristic post apocalyptic world is a little horrifying These are the forbidden categories Radiation Deformities, Homosexuality, Incompatible Skin Colour, Political Dissidents, Nonapproved Religious Affiliations, Mentality Infirm I can t even deal with any of that It makes them Less Than Less than a human being is anyone follows this So basically all the characters are people of colour which I vehemently applaud but the story just lacked character development.I tried to get into this story but I just couldn t So many short clipped sentence fragments, way too much dialogue, and instant love which became too nauseating to read And I just didn t care what the reason behind this predator or prey game they had or the fact they re experimenting on twins.Got 43% into it and couldn t keep going I tried really but I couldn t bring myself to finish this.RATING 1 5QUOTES Flint means fire A knife means survival Live today, tears tomorrow I can make it on my own just as well as you I only beat up people if I have reason to I don t have a good reason to beat you up You re not only less than normal, you re less than human If you want to change something, change it Yesterday was yesterday today is today. When I first saw the cover for THE PREY, I knew I had to have this book As a lifelong reader, I was introduced to stories very early In school, my English teacher gave students the short story THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME The concept for THE PREY reminded me of that short story, so I was hoping for a bit of a retelling of that.It wasn t what I was hoping for, but that didn t really matter I enjoyed THE PREY It s a fun book, with alternating chapters and story lines that eventually come together as the pages unfold.This book is SO spoilery, so I m not to give much of the plot away Fans of THE PROGRAM and THE HUNT will enjoy this one definitely think it s a good read for boys to pick up Basically, this story is set in a futuristic America, where there are militaristic camps set up in different areas One camp is strictly for sets of twin girls, and they are operated on It s creepy, it s strange, and there s lots of questions that readers will beg to have answered I really enjoyed Hope s point of view our female lead in THE PREY I thought her character was well done Another camp is home to teen guys that all have some sort of mutation, illness, or something that makes them different They believe they are training to become lieutenants, basicallybut it s not all what it seems.After seeing something pretty creepy go down after some of the guys sneak out, they realize that what they ve been training their entire lives for isn t all that great It s actually pretty horrible, TBH.Fun, fast paced, and enjoyable.