Review – Hunger
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  • May 9, 2010

 

 

Wow. Michael Grant knows how to write cliffhangers. And how!

For a bit I drifted through Hunger thinking I didn’t care for it as much as Gone. There’s a lot going on, but ultimately it is a sequel book. Sequels are almost always not as good as the first book. The mystery is gone and the plot is already understood and the world is already built. Sequels are usually less impressive.

What Grant does in Hunger is right around the “middle book sucking” scenario. He creates more mystery, more intrigue, more “What the hell is going on?!” moments. He creates more to the world, and that is impressive on its very own.

It’s three months after the events in Gone. Sam has been dubbed the leader of the FAYZ kids, a task he is not up to performing. Kids come to him for every little problem under the sun, people want him to fix everything at a moment’s notice. People expect him to be a parent. Sam wears under the demand and begins to show signs of intense stress. Meanwhile Caine and Co. languish at the Coates academy, starving and craving blood. Oh, and there’s no food left, and killer worms, and a monster growing in a cave. Joy.

I’m so glad I brought home Lies with me this evening. I will have need of it. A whole book of cliffhangers? Joy.

4.5 out of 5 stars. For not sucking.

-BP

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