Hunger- Michael Grant

Written By: Kellie - Jul• 02•11

Synopsis: 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. – Goodreads

Review: Book two in Michael Grant’s ‘Gone’ series definitely held up to it’s end of the bargain. (The bargain being, if I spend more than $10 on a book, it better be good… I guess). Hunger was even darker than the first book, and I was hanging on for dear life throughout the entire book.

The one issue I had is that Lana, the girl with healing powers is becoming a bit too much of a fail safe. Yes, she was missing for a good chunk of the book and couldn’t work her mojo but I never found myself overly worried that any of my favorites wouldn’t pull through. I always kind of figured she would just show up and do her thing. I’m curious to see how the rest of her story plays out, and I’ve definitely got a love interest in mind for her.

One character a lot of people keep harping on is Sam, saying that he’s a little too perfect. That a fifteen year old would be running around, causing trouble, drinking etc. and not jumping in to save the day. Well, I wouldn’t have been half the leader that Sam is at that age (or now), I also wouldn’t have been causing the kind of mayhem that people seemed convinced that 100% of fifteen year olds get up to. It’s not like the kids of the FAYZ are all angels, not by a long shot. There are mobs, alcoholics, and a million other disasters waiting to happen. Sam was just willing to step up, even if deep down he didn’t want to. It was even written into his character as a pre existing trait that everyone who knew Sam, knew about. Sam’s character works for me, and I really don’t think the story would work without him.

I really wish I could just go out and buy the next book in this series, I’m dying to see what happens next. But I wont! I love this series so much that I am really trying to spread out the books and enjoy them for as long as I can. Plus, there are still two more in the series that haven’t been released yet. Two down, four to go and I’m living every word.

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  1. There are so many books by authors with the last name ‘Grant’ that I want to read, and this series is one of them. I’m glad to hear that it was a pretty engaging read – those are my favorite!

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