Sunday, September 9, 2012

Review : Hunger

Michael Grant
  Katherine Tegen Books
Description: It's been three months since everyone under the age of fifteen became trapped in the bubble known as the FAYZ.

Three months since all the adults disappeared. GONE.

Food ran out weeks ago. Everyone is starving, but no one wants to figure out a solution. And each day, more and more kids are evolving, developing supernatural abilities that set them apart from the kids without powers. Tension rises and chaos is descending upon the town. It's the normal kids against the mutants. Each kid is out for himself, and even the good ones turn murderous.

But a larger problem looms. The Darkness, a sinister creature that has lived buried deep in the hills, begins calling to some of the teens in the FAYZ. Calling to them, guiding them, manipulating them.

The Darkness has awakened. And it is hungry.
Review: We go back to the FAYZ three months after the first book. The battle with Caine was a success, and has caused Caine, Drake and their crew to retreat to the Coates Academy. So we thought everything was going to be fine. They were wrong. Nothing is getting easier. Now food is running out and everyone is starving. Sam is now mayor and everyone want him to solve their problems even the little ones. As Sam tries to deal with that Caine recovers from the battle and plans another attack on the town.

I really liked this book from the first page you are drawn in and the action pack pace keeps you reading till the last page and then wanting more. I could not get enough of this book. The characters are well written and you feel the pressure and pain of each of them. Sam can get a little whiny at times but then you remember he is only 15 years old, and being expected to act like an adult. I felt his pain at being responsible for all the kids in town and was amazed he did not give up and let Caine have it all. The chaos and excitement in this book is contagious. I was cheering at the end of the book and looking forward to the next. This book answered a ton of questions left unanswered in the first book, but also left more questions asked. Michael Grant is a great writer and keeps you reading and asking questions.That is what I look for in a writer the craving to read move and the hunger to know what happens next.

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