Review: Hunger by Michael Grant

Posted March 31, 2014 in 3 Star Ratings / Leave a comment!


Hunger (Gone #2) – Michael Grant


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.

Initial Thoughts

Going into this book it seemed like it was going to be a pretty typical dystopia. I had an idea of what was going to happen and I was mostly right. The book is called Hunger, what do you think is going to happen? They’re going to run out of food. Pretty boring right? Well that’s what I thought too.

My New Best Friend

I do think I’d like a best friend from this book. I didn’t find the characters as interesting in this book as the first. Astrid got boring, Sam was a baby, and even the Breeze was annoying. I did like Edilio though. He was always entertaining. He seems like he’s way older. He doesn’t have any special powers but he doesn’t care. He’s just trying to survive the best he can.

My Crush

Definitely no crush in this book. I liked Edilio but he wouldn’t be a character I’d fall in love with. None of them are. I think it might be because they’re younger characters and their age really shows.

Writing Style

His writing was technically really good. I just found that it was lacking something. I didn’t see very much character development and the plot was really predictable. Not the greatest. I will still be moving on with the series though because the first book was really good.

Closing Thoughts

I was a little upset because this book had a lot of good reviews. I just found that it wasn’t up to the same standard as the first one. It was really predictable and the characters got really annoying. Sam worked too hard and then complained about it. Astrid just kept keeping secrets from everyone. Drake was completely insane and it scared me a little bit. The Darkness was a weird villain. We don’t really know anything about it except that it wants to eat everything. It was a typical book where the whole time the characters are just trying to stop the villain. The side plots weren’t exciting at all. Also a bunch of characters “die” at the end only to be fixed up. He can’t even kill of the characters. The only good thing about this book was that they all teamed up in the end. It just wasn’t a good sequel for me. I was really disappointed.


No bonus because it was too disappointing.


“Sam, that’s a great concept. And maybe you believe it. But I’m black and I’m a lesbian, so let me tell you: From what I know? Personal experience? There are always lines.”

3 out of 5


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