Genre: Young Adult- Dystopian
Author: Lauren Hammond
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Book: ARC sent by author
“There is no United States. There is no world. An asteroid has destroyed what the human race knew as earth and The Great Famine has wiped out most of the surviving human population. For the few remaining survivors, food is scarce– precious–a luxury. A luxury that most humans can’t find.
Seventeen year old Georgina Carver is fortunate. She’s survived the destruction. She eats three times a day while the rest of humanity is plagued by The Great Famine. And she’s safe, hidden away in an underground colony with her family and several other families of survivors.
All of that changes the day she’s randomly selected to be a gatherer. Georgina must leave her safe yet simple world and venture out into a world unknown. A vast, dangerous, destroyed world that could literally eat her alive.
After Georgina is severely injured, her life begins to fall apart. She can’t remember how she got home or what happened to her while she was on the new earth. The boy she is crushing on avoids her and she keeps having visions that involve an unknown person with violet eyes.
As Georgina begins to unravel the truth, it doesn’t take her long to figure out that maybe her safe yet simple life isn’t that safe at all.”
The love interest of the this book is not one too develop but just starting. I like that while it is just starting, it gives the reader hope for the next book in what may progress in their relationship.
Famished is a great novel of humans yearning for survival. A community where elders chooses who goes out next. The plot keeps moving and diving into more secrets deeper and deeper. Famished will leave you hungry for more.
I give it 4 BITES!