The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda was recommended to me by Goodreads.com.
In The Hunt there exists a world where vampires evolved as the dominant life form and Hepers (humans) are thought to be extinct with only a few hidden individuals left.
In The Hunt Andrew Fukuda combines some traditional vampires myths with some very interesting ideas of his own. Vampires can't be in sunlight without being grievously injured but they also scratch their wrists as their version of laughter.
Morale is down and the government is losing ratings. The leader decides its time for a popularity ploy - the final Heper Hunt ever. Hepers are supposed to be so close to extinction that only five are left at the Heper Institute. The Heper Institute is for the study of hepers, to learn their weaknesses. For this hunt they have given the hepers weapons and books on how to use them, but everyone knows hepers won't last the first night.
Gene has a secret. He is a heper who is hiding in plain sight. Sleeping by day, going to school at night, he is doing all he can to blend in to society. A society that would kill him in a heartbeat if they knew the truth. He keeps people at arm's length and doesn't socialize unless forced. When his number is called to participate in the Hunt, he knows his carefully constructed world is about to come tumbling down.
By his side is Ashley June, a girl from his school. Gene has always had a crush on Ashley June but was never able to get involved because of his secret life. When she is selected to go on the Hunt with him, he questions his feelings for her and if it is all worth it.
I rated this book a 2 1/2 out of 5. I just couldn't get in to the book and really it all just seemed a bit silly. I wasn't sure at times if it was meant to be a spoof on other vampire books or if it was supposed to be serious. I probably will not be reading the sequel.
I can't think of any right now, I need to research this more properly. I will come back to this at a later date hopefully and have recommendations for you all.
Its hard to think of recommendations for books I don't particularly like.