Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Graphia (April 4, 2011)
Received From: Publisher
WOW! Rage was one powerfully emotional story. This book was definitely summed up well by it's title. Each page of this book dripped with Rage. Melissa Miller raged against her life. Melissa raged against her parents, her friends, her school, her ex. Mostly though, Melissa raged against herself.
It was a new experience for me, reading about a self-mutilator. I found Melissa very easy to relate to and understand because I was friends with a girl who cut herself when we were in high school. Melissa's character was so well developed, that I really cringed when she was humiliated at the party like it was my own humiliation. I'm sure for some she will also be a hard character for some to relate to, because she is full of so much hate that it's hard to take sometimes.
I love that Melissa would have an internal struggle between herself and "war" the Horseman of the Apocalypse that she was becoming. War wanted a bloodbath everywhere that she went, and Melissa had to use a lot of control to keep Wars impulses in check.
This series is really a great way to put a paranormal spin on tough issues. I've never read a book about self-mutilation, or another series about the Four Horseman, so both are completely unique to me, which is another plus!