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Hunger by Michael Grant Review

As I am still trying to catch up on all the series I have started and get through as much of the books I currently own I decided to start with Hunger by Michael Grant as I really enjoyed Gone and really wanted to see what he could do with the rest of the series.

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The Story

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.

Taken from Goodreads

My Opinion

This is probably the biggest book I have read so far this year and to be honest if it wasn’t for working basically everyday then I would of finished the book in the same amount of time it would take to finish a 300 page book. Plus also the fact I missed a day of reading because of the new harry potter book didn’t help with how long it took for me to finish this book.

Just because it took me over a week to finish doesn’t mean it hasn’t been a great read, it has and I have loved just about every minute except for the probably the main problem with YA and that is that none of the characters seem to swear but everything else is in lots of gruesome details which is something I love. This book gets dark and really makes you think on what you would do in the same situation, would you be one of the characters that are crying the whole time and wanting their parents back or be the type of character where you try to make good of a bad situation and try and make sure that as many people as possible will live. Personally I don’t know what I would especially if the electricity is going to off.

I loved reading every part of this book as if something was starting to get boring, then the author would bring in another character view point and you get to see even more of the story and what is happening with the children in the FAYZ. Every character in this book is different and I love reading about each and every one of them, in fact I would like to get more view points of the more characters just so I am able to find out just about everything about the FAYZ. It is because of this that I am really looking forward to LIES (the next book in the series) and making it even better when I get to go on my next book buying spree which should happen some time in September.

I recommened this book to anyone who likes a dark fantasy and likes having to think on what they would do in a situation and which character you will relate to most. Myself I think I relate most to Quinn. If you have read this series before then comment on which character you relate to most of all.

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