The Prey (The Hatchery, Book 1)

 
9780007528165: The Prey (The Hatchery, Book 1)

In the Republic of the True America, it's always hunting season. The Maze Runner meets The Hunger Games in this heart-pounding trilogy. Riveting action, intense romance, and gripping emotion make this fast-paced adventure a standout debut.

After a radiation blast burned most of the Earth to a crisp, the new government established settlement camps for the survivors. At one such camp, the sixteen-year-old ‘LTs’ are eager to graduate as part of the Rite. Until they learn the dark truth: ‘LTs’ doesn't stand for lieutenant but for ‘Less Thans’, feared by society and raised to be hunted for sport.

After a daring escape they join forces with the Sisters, twin girls who've suffered their own haunting fate. Together they seek the fabled New Territory, with sadistic hunters hot on their trail. Secrets are revealed, allegiances are made, and lives are at stake. As unlikely Book and fearless Hope lead their quest for freedom, these teens must find the best in themselves to fight the worst in their enemies.

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In the Republic of the True America, it's always hunting season. Riveting action, intense romance, and gripping emotion make this fast-paced adventure a standout debut.

After a radiation blast burned most of the Earth to a crisp, the new government established settlement camps for the survivors. At one such camp, Book and the other sixteen-year-old ‘LTs’ are eager to graduate as part of the Rite.

Until they learn the dark truth: ‘LTs’ doesn't stand for lieutenant but for ‘Less Thans’, feared by society and raised to be hunted for sport. Together with the sisters, Hope and Faith, twin girls who've suffered their own haunting fate, they join forces to seek the safety of the fabled New Territory.

As Book and Hope lead their quest for freedom, these teens must find the best in themselves to fight the worst in their enemies. But as they are pursued by sadistic hunters secrets are revealed, allegiances are made, and lives are threatened.

Review:

‘Plays to its strong suits, with plenty of peril (human and otherwise) . . . will keep readers rooting for Book and Hope.’ Publishers Weekly

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