Rage by Jackie Morse Kessler
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
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. (Synopsis by good reads)
Rage, the second book in the new series by Kessler is very good. This book deals with Missy Miller a 16-year-old girl who cuts herself. Missy is constantly teased and has to put of up with a lot of garbage from her school mates and her own sister.
When Missy becomes War, she unleashes a terror that she didn’t know she had. I enjoyed the inner struggle she had with herself and the conversations she had with War. I think it added to the story. Kessler did an amazing job at showing why Missy cut herself and how she deals with her self-injuring.
The book takes reads all over the world and we get to see what war has done all over the world, but not just in a war zone like one might think. There were some scenes that were hard to read. The reader feels like they are right there with Missy and that they are being tormented just as she was.
I would say that if you have cut yourself in the past or if you are a cutter, that you need to be in a safe place before reading this book.
Over all rating:
***** 5 out of 5 stats
I think the cover art is just as good as the previous book.
I received an ARC for review from the publisher via net galley. Thank you.