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Friday, November 11, 2011

Review: Famished

Title: Famished
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Dystopian
Author: Lauren Hammond
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Book: ARC sent by author

"There is no United States. There is no world. An asteroid has destroyed what the human race knew as earth and The Great Famine has wiped out most of the surviving human population. For the few remaining survivors, food is scarce-- precious--a luxury. A luxury that most humans can’t find.

Seventeen year old Georgina Carver is fortunate. She’s survived the destruction. She eats three times a day while the rest of humanity is plagued by The Great Famine. And she’s safe, hidden away in an underground colony with her family and several other families of survivors.

All of that changes the day she’s randomly selected to be a gatherer. Georgina must leave her safe yet simple world and venture out into a world unknown. A vast, dangerous, destroyed world that could literally eat her alive.

After Georgina is severely injured, her life begins to fall apart. She can’t remember how she got home or what happened to her while she was on the new earth. The boy she is crushing on avoids her and she keeps having visions that involve an unknown person with violet eyes.

As Georgina begins to unravel the truth, it doesn’t take her long to figure out that maybe her safe yet simple life isn’t that safe at all."

This book got me by the throat! I loved reading it and felt like it was something I could definitely see happening.

What I liked most about this book is the element of a society created after the world has fallen with a evil man bent out on control. I love how the society established rules but also a lottery. Yeah, that really grabbed me right there. I loved that there is excitement, action, and lots of drama.

The love that the plot follows the conspiracy of the society and what has happen to earth. The rules that plague on the community as well as what they believe in had me reading faster and faster. I really like that as I read this book I felt the urgency of the people to find other solutions fast.

The love interest of the this book is not one too develop but just starting. I like that while it is just starting, it gives the reader hope for the next book in what may progress in their relationship.

Famished is a great novel of humans yearning for survival. A community where elders chooses who goes out next. The plot keeps moving and diving into more secrets deeper and deeper. Famished will leave you hungry for more.

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. OoOo this sounds like yet another good one! Didn't an asteriod or meteor just pass us the other day?! I told my hubby I didn't wanna hear anything of it cause in the small chance it hit here I was going to be mad that I didn't get to see Breaking Dawn but no worries now lol

  2. Oh wow! That cover speaks volumes. How do you find all these great books I've never heard of, Savy! I'd like to move in with you... please!

    I like the sound of the slow building romance in this one. Thanks for the review.

  3. This sounds like such an interesting dystopian! Wow! Another great review. I'm SO curious now about this book.


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