Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (85)

Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler

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 Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a different 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. [summary from Goodreads]

I got to read Hunger, the first book in Jackie's new magical realism YA Horsemen of the Apocalypse series, for a Traveling to Teens tour, and I enjoyed it mightily. I can't wait to see how she combines the mythology/magic with the unfortunately all-too-real contemporary issue of cutting. If it's anything like Hunger, it will be incredible, for sure!

Rage will be published in paperback by Harcourt Graphia on April 8, 2011.


  1. Very twisted -- I'm not sure I could stomach reading them but they certainly sound interesting!

  2. I haven't read HUnger yet, but it should be good to read them both one after the other!

  3. What a frigging beautiful cover! This sounds interesting and unique.

  4. this premise is intriguing. will take a look at Hunger, too. Thanks.


  5. I just read a review of Hunger on another blog. Now, after seeing your review too, I really want to read the series.

  6. I too am looking forward to this one!

  7. I've read a lot of great things about Hunger. This is going to be another great read! I love the cover. Great WoW pick. =)

  8. Are you a member of netGalley? Might not have to wait that long :3

  9. I enjoyed Hunger a great deal as well. I picked up a copy of Rage on Net Galley and hope to get to it quickly.


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