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Monday, April 4, 2011

Review: Rage

Title: Rage
Series: Riders of the Apocalypse # 3
Genre: Young Adult-Supernatural
Author: Jackie Morse Kessler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Court
Release Date: April 4, 2011
Book: Netgalley/ ARC sent by publisher

"Missy didn’t mean to cut so deep. But after the party where she was humiliated in front of practically everyone in school, who could blame her for wanting some comfort? Sure, most people don’t find comfort in the touch of a razor blade, but Missy always was . . . different.

That’s why she was chosen to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a new kind of blade—a big, brutal sword that can cut down anyone and anything in her path. But it’s with this weapon in her hand that Missy learns something that could help her triumph over her own pain: control.

A unique approach to the topic of self-mutilation, Rage is the story of a young woman who discovers her own power and refuses to be defeated by the world."

My goodness, if Hunger didn't capture you, Rage will. Rage is what it is. Filled with lots of anger, jealously, and betrayal. Rage is a great book you will not put down. Missy is a cutter, fueled by the pain that she feels she cuts. After cutting too much, Missie had to make a choice. And she chose to become War.

Ms. Morse has such a way of writing her books that you not only can you connect and understand the characters, but you feel all the emotions as well. Rage is a great book that is filled with real pain and anger. Missie is a typical teenager with a problem. I like how the reader gets a good insight on Missie and her pain that she feels. As a reader, we get into the mind of Missie and see as to why she cuts. The cutting is gruesome, but it allows the reader to connect and understand Missie. Once Missie explain why she did what she did, I felt for her. I like how Ms. Morse is able to bring the character to a realization of what they are doing through becoming a horsemen. It's like a way to see themselves through their own eyes.

I love the horseman Death. In this book we get to see and learn more about him. Also we some more clues as to who he looks like. And let me says ladies, he is sooo cute!!!

Rage is beautiful, haunting book about pain that once you feel it you can not let go. It has a  great plot that leaves you wanting more. Ms. Morse has once again, captured me by the heart. It not only let me see and feel cutting, but it gave me a better understanding of it.

 I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. This is one of those series I've really been wanting to start but have been distracted by other books and haven't managed it yet. I love how she approaches difficult subject matter in such a unique way, and now I'm very curious about Death:)

  2. The character's name is Missy?! That is so cool.

    I think the concepts for this series is so interesting. I need to get started on them too.

  3. To connect and understand a character is very important in my eyes.

    I thought of Missie too when I read the synopsis. Is that weird?

  4. Missy? Missy??? Seriously? I need to read it based on that! :) I need to start this series now. Plus with this review, I'm glad the character Missy didn't let you down. Even with the serious problem of cutting. *shivers*

  5. Can't wait to read this book! I have to ask, I thought it was the second book? You put #3. Just curious! :P


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