The Trap (The Hunt #3) by Andrew Fukuda
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 themselves. But as they struggle to get there, Gene’s mission sets him on a crash course with Ashley June, his first love . . . and his deadliest enemy.
Huh. Well the ending was definitely unexpected. Definitely unique. Definitely changes your view on the entire series. What did I just read?!
This book is different in many ways from the first two in the series. It had some sneak peeks into Sissy and Ashley June’s characters. They each get a few chapters of their own (though, told in third person). Ashley June’s chapters are interesting, as they provide a bit of a backstory for her and Gene.
I am still a bit shocked by the ending. It’s so messed up but it totally works.
I was disappointed with the romance of this series. I didn’t really feel much of a romantic connection between the love interests. There was definitely feeling there, but it felt more like friendship to me. I think the romance could have benefited from more development for sure.
The story as a whole was good. It kept me interested right until the end. There was always a lot going on and it keeps you guessing until the very end. I would recommend reading this series for its uniqueness alone.
Best Aspect: Unique ending
Worst Aspect: Romance (I wasn’t feeling the connection)