MANHUNT | Gretchen Felker-Martin
02.22.2022 | Tor Nightfire
Rating: 3.5/5 stars
Beth and Fran spend their days traveling the ravaged New England coast, hunting feral men and harvesting their organs in a gruesome effort to ensure they’ll never face the same fate. Robbie lives by his gun and one hard-learned motto: other people aren’t safe. After a brutal accident entwines the three of them, this found family of survivors must navigate murderous TERFs, a sociopathic billionaire bunker brat, and awkward relationship dynamics – all while outrunning packs of feral men and their own demons.
I love post-apocalyptic stories and when I heard about MANHUNT I knew I wanted to check out Felker-Martin’s take on a world ravaged by a virus targeting those with testosterone flowing through their bodies. From the start Felker-Martin throws the reader straight into this new world and doesn’t spare a second of hiding anyone from the violent aspects of the journeys we find our main characters on. This story is incredibly visceral and it hits on emotions throughout. Our main characters feel incredibly real and I loved the way we got to know them through their own eyes as well as from the perspectives of others. In addition to fantastic characters, the descriptions of the world and locations are so detailed that visualizing the story and immersing yourself in the experience are easy.
At times MANHUNT felt like the pacing was slowing down and then suddenly you’re thrown into a dramatic and intense situation. This book was a bit hard to read at times because of the intensity of the story, but I never wanted to look away. I look forward to checking out more of Felker-Martin’s work in the future!
A huge thank you to Tor Nightfire for my gifted copy!
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