Friday, March 2, 2012
Hunger by Michael Grant
Author: Michael Grant
# of Pages: 590 (Paperback)
Rating: 5 stars
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.
My Thoughts: I almost like this book better than Gone. In this book, food is scarce and the kids in the FAYZ are starting to get power hungry and jealous of those who have powers. More kids are developing powers and more animals are mutating. We learn more about some of the characters, and new ones are introduced. Poor Sam is under major stress trying to deal with the complaints and problems of the kids, and he never has any time for himself.
This book is darker than the first. There is betrayal, secrets, and ominous revelations. I wish there had been more Sam and Astrid moments. And I hope that more about Little Pete is revealed in Lies.