I have long been a fan of Alma Katsu. From her Taker Trilogy to her most recent release, The Hunger, her books are so well written. Her writing draws you into the story and you feel like you are living in the middle of it – and depending on what is going on that can be good or bad! I cannot wait for her next book.
I am very happy to report that The Hunger, her retelling of the Donner Party with some supernatural elements is being released in paperback. It was one of my favorite books of 2018! I will remind you about the book and provide a snippet of my review with a link to my full review. Then please enter the giveaway so you can try and win a copy! But I encourage you to buy a copy ’cause it’s a really good book!
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About the Hunger:
Evil is invisible, and it is everywhere.
That is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the wagon train known as the Donner Party. Depleted rations, bitter quarrels, and the mysterious death of a little boy have driven the isolated travelers to the brink of madness. Though they dream of what awaits them in the West, long-buried secrets begin to emerge, and dissent among them escalates to the point of murder and chaos. They cannot seem to escape tragedy…or the feelings that someone–or something–is stalking them. Whether it’s a curse from the beautiful Tamsen Donner (who some think might be a witch), their ill-advised choice of route through uncharted terrain, or just plain bad luck, the ninety men, women, and children of the Donner Party are heading into one of one of the deadliest and most disastrous Western adventures in American history.
As members of the group begin to disappear, the survivors start to wonder if there really is something disturbing, and hungry, waiting for them in the mountains…and whether the evil that has unfolded around them may have in fact been growing within them all along.
Effortlessly combining the supernatural and the historical, The Hunger is an eerie, thrilling look at the volatility of human nature, pushed to its breaking point.
About the Author:
Alma Katsu is the author of The Taker, The Reckoning, and The Descent. She has been a signature reviewer for Publishers Weekly and a contributor to The Huffington Post. She is a graduate of the Master’s writing program at the Johns Hopkins University and received her bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. Prior to the publication of her first novel, Katsu had a long career as a senior intelligence analyst for several US agencies and is currently a senior analyst for a think tank. She lives outside of Washington, DC, with her husband.
Most people have at least heard of the Donner Party and their travails as they headed west. I cannot begin to imagine what it must have been like for them. Just reading the wiki was horrifying. Much has been written about this incident in history but The Hunger adds a dash of horror to the well, horror.
I generally do not read thrillers, horror or fantasy types of books but for a very select few authors. Ms. Katsu is one of those authors. Her writing is magical and powerful and in all honesty I would read an operations manual that she wrote. No questions asked. I have that much faith in how she writes. I was not disappointed when I opened The Hunger and started reading. In fact I opened and really didn’t want to put it down but I did have to sleep – not that the underlying horror didn’t invade my dreams. (Which is why I don’t read horror/thriller books.)
You can read the rest of my review…
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