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 THE RIDERS OF THE APOCALYPSE SERIES Praise for Hunger:
An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers* "Realistic and compassionate. . . . the writing is never preachy, and it allows an interesting exploration of both intensely personal food issues and global ones."
starred review"Jackie Morse Kessler does a fine job of taking a critical issue that has been explored in writing no small number of times, and putting a new and thought provoking spin on it. . . . Sheer genius."
--New York Journal of Books
"Powerful, fast-paced, hilarious, heart-wrenching. . . . This story will grab the reader and never let go."
--Romantic Times Magazine
is not just a good book. It is a great book. It is funny and sad, brilliant and tragic, and most of all, it speaks truth. . . . I adore it."
--Rachel Caine, author of The Morganville Vampires
"A fantastic and gripping read that never shies from its difficult subject matter. . . . This book is a knockout."
--A.S. King, author of Everybody See the Ants
Praise for Rage:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers "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"The elegant mix of dark humor, brilliantly developed characters, and just enough moral threads to lead readers to make their own conclusions is impressive."
"Raw, visceral, pulling no punches, this story strikes home like a razor blade. It's unforgettable, heart wrenching, and enlightening."
--Realms of Fantasy Praise for Loss:
"Kessler blends fantasy, history, humor, and hard reality into a gripping tale."
"Jackie Morse Kessler has a keen eye for capturing the awkward uncertainty of adolescence, which she wraps quite deliciously in a coating of mystery, fright, and suspense. Loss
is a treat for readers, a one-of-a-kind, twisty turny carnival ride. . . . I loved this book."
--Andrew Smith, author of The Marbury Lens
"Whip-smart and elegant."
--Saundra Mitchell, author of The Vespertine
"Gritty and raw with powerful truths. An addictive read."
--Sophie Jordan New York Times bestselling author of Firelight Praise for Breath
A Junior Library Guild Selection "A riveting read."--Kirkus Reviews
"The series is a strong and unique attempt to encourage troubled teens to consider their options and accept the help they need, while exposing all readers to the pain their friends may be experiencing."--Booklist
Jackie Morse Kessler is the author of the the Riders of the Apocalypse quartet for teen readers, along with several paranormal and dark fantasy books for adults. She lives in upstate New York. Visit her website at www.jackiemorsekessler.com.