Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Review: Hunger by H.A. Swain


In the future, food is no longer necessary—until Thalia begins to feel something unfamiliar and uncomfortable. She’s hungry.

In Thalia’s world, there is no need for food—everyone takes medication (or “inocs”) to ward off hunger. It should mean there is no more famine, no more obesity, no more food-related illnesses, and no more war. At least that's what her parents, who work for the company that developed the inocs, say. But when Thalia meets a boy who is part of an underground movement to bring food back, she realizes that most people live a life much different from hers. Worse, Thalia is starting to feel hunger, and so is he—the inocs aren’t working. Together they set out to find the only thing that will quell their hunger: real food. 

H. A. Swain delivers an adventure that is both epic and fast-paced. Get ready to be Hungry. 

My Review:

4 Stars

I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley for my honest opinion. 

Hungry caught me by surprise. I expected a story about a girl going out on her own in search of food but I got a lot more. I will admit that the first bit of the story was a bit boring. The story moved slow and there seemed to be a lot of effort put in to explain just HOW different society was now. I understand setting up the scene, but there were some parts where I had to make myself keep reading. However, about halfway through the story things started to get more interesting. I blew through the last 40%. I'm not sure if this is part of a series, but if it is then I will definitely want to read the next book.