Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Rage (Rider's Of The Apocalyspe # 2) By Jackie Morse Kessler

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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 of the Apocalypse: War. Now Missy wields a new 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.
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Why Read: This was the second book of the series. Got hooked.
What I Like: The novel has a different story from the first one and I realized that every sequel has a unique plots or story of main characters that has a TRUE to life problems or issues that is happening within everyone but with a twist of fantasy.  With this installment you'll meet Missy, a high school student that has a tendency to bottle up her emotions and release that emotions thru cutting herself,  not in a suicidal way of course. I guess that's the reason why Death chose her to take the job of War. I like the relationship of Death and missy in this story, Like what they said war and death has that significant bond compared to famine and pestilence. 
I like all 4 characters Death, War, Famine and Pestilence and how there relationship with each other course thru the story. Especially our main character Missy, how her character developed in the novel. I wasn't that emotionally prepared on how this novel changed my point of view with people. I didn't think that a person can have that capability to cope or handle problems in that manner. I guess kids or even adults that has a tendency to hurt themselves can relate to this novel. I love how the author addresses that issue and sends out a message to every reader.  
What Disappointed Me: Every series has a different story that's not somehow related to the previous book which I was looking for when started reading this , The only main person that connects all of them was Death. I wish that she added more of the fantasy side to this rather more of the reality in her life to be less dramatic. Just a opinion.
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Not a fan of this book cover though the first one was okay than this one.
I like somehow the symbolism that this has but the art is mehh... 
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This was a okay read, It was a bit dramatic though but I support the author's intentions for the readers.
Somehow I still enjoyed the fantasy part just hope that she dwelled more on the part of War rather missy's life and issues cause I'am more interested in that. :)
Hope that was helpful!
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