Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2) (Paperback)

By Jackie Morse Kessler

Graphia Books, 9780547445281, 213pp.

Publication Date: April 4, 2011



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.

Praise For Rage (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2)

A Junior Library Guild Selection An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers "The elegant mix of dark humor, brilliantly developed characters (the Four Horsemen, as in the earlier novel, are particularly memorable), and just enough moral threads to lead readers to make their own conclusions is impressive, as is the trim size of the novel, which may make it particularly appealing to reluctant readers."--Bulletin

"RAGE is raw and real, a truly dark, honest look at self-harm and the teenage psyche. Kessler left me breathless."—Heather Brewer, author of the New York Times bestselling series, The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

"Skillfully rendered...sympathetically narrated...dark humor and realistic situations." --Kirkus Reviews

"Like Hunger before it, Rage tackles a vital teen issue with delicacy and intelligence without preaching.   Raw, visceral, pulling no punches, this story strikes home like a razor blade. It’s unforgettable, heart wrenching, and enlightening."--Realms of Fantasy

"This dark and gritty novel will capture readers with its haunting scenes and engaging characters . . . Readers of Hunger will enjoy seeing more depth to Death’s character and just might wish they had been chosen as the red horseman and Death’s handmaiden themselves."—VOYA