Holly Black has created a nonstop adventure; capturing our fascination with vampires as well as some of the gruesomeness of their society. Tara is just the perfect protagonist; and I feel like she's someone I'd love to hang out with.....or maybe I just feel like she's a lot like me....who knows? Regardless, this isn't a brand new book, but it only came out last year...so if you haven't tried it.....please, go get it right now! Really, it's that good.
Hunger is the beginning of a series Kessler started all starring teens as various riders of the apocalypse....yeah, you know, harbingers of death, etc, etc.....I grabbed this one as it had been one I'd meant to read for awhile. Lisabeth is in denial that she's anorexic...but the reader will know it right away. She thinks it's a delusion when she is told that she will be Famine; but it turns out that it isn't. As Famine she can starve things or feed them, depending on what she herself imbibes.....and asking her to eat or drink in large amounts is definitely a problem. I loved how Kessler incorporated the issues of anorexia with the supernatural embodiment of Famine....I can't wait to read the rest of the series.
This is a nonstop thrill ride and I can't believe neither have been optioned for movies....but it's ok, the movie I saw in my head was AMAZING!
I can't say too much or I'll give away everything, but go read both books......it's worth it, and they are VERY fast reads.
I cannot wait to read the next one!
I enjoyed this, it was a bit of a slow starter but it was a pretty good read. The paradoxical time travel issues were the most interesting aspect to me.....I wasn't feeling the romance; but then, I am an old lady...and jaded from one too many romance novels.....so, give it a try and see what you think.