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Released: March 6th, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction
“Ms. Katsu not only relayed the story with vivid imagination, she wrote of realistic situations and hard decisions of survival. It will make you think”
~ Under the Covers
The Hunger by Alma Katsu is a retelling of the misfortunes that plagued the Donner Party in search of a new life. Ms. Katsu not only relayed the story with vivid imagination, she wrote of realistic situations and hard decisions of survival. It will make you think. A fair warning, though this book is infused with supernatural elements, it did not soften the horror of the story. Yes, there is murder(s). Yes, there will be gruesome deaths. And Yes, as what the Donner Party is famous for, there is Cannibalism.
On a yearly basis, the Donner Pass(named after the Donner Party) go through bad snow seasons in which the highways are known to be very dangerous areas. So, every time we pass by this area, The Donner Party always come up in conversations. But even with the information I knew, it didn’t prepare me for The Hunger. I was floored with what the Donner Party had gone through; starvation, desperation, fear, and loss. At some point, I kept hoping there would be an alternate ending to make light on things, but to no avail. However, a character’s decision in the end, gave a whole lot of reprieve. It is exactly what I would do. I commend her for it.
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