The Ravenous by Amy LukavicsThe Ravenous by Amy Lukavics

The Ravenous

byAmy Lukavics

Hardcover | September 26, 2017

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There’s something wrong with Rose.

From the outside, the Cane family looks like they have it all. A successful military father, a loving mother and five beautiful teenage daughters. But on the inside, life isn’t quite so idyllic: the Cane sisters can barely stand each other, their father is always away and their neglectful mother struggles with addiction and depression.

When their youngest and most beloved sister, Rose, dies in a tragic accident, Mona Cane and her sisters are devastated. And when she is brought back from the dead, they are relieved. But soon they discover that Rose must eat human flesh to survive, and when their mother abandons them, the sisters will find out just how far they’ll go to keep their family together.
Title:The RavenousFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:304 pages, 8.52 × 5.87 × 1.1 inShipping dimensions:8.52 × 5.87 × 1.1 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:HarlequinLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0373212607

ISBN - 13:9780373212606


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommended! I was really looking forward to this book! I love YA horror, and I thought Amy Lukavics’ previous books had been creepy enough that I was definitely going to read whatever she wrote next. Then I read the synopsis for this book, which sounded like a zombie story centred around five sisters, and I pre-ordered right away! There’s just so much tension in this book (between Mona and her sisters, especially Juliet; between the sisters and their mother) and it felt like it was building up to something. Like Daughters Unto Devils and The Women in the Walls, I felt like this story built up slowly, with lots of tension, and ended with a violent, fast-paced finish. While that hasn’t always worked for me, I enjoyed this book a lot. I think it’s my favourite book by Amy Lukavics. And it isn’t full of gore and horror (although there definitely is some of that), so I think this could be a good pick for readers looking to read some horror (YA or not), but who want to ease in. Recommended!
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good This one was definitely more psychological then the others. Less focus on the gore though there still was plenty of that. It was very visceral though. Mona getting hit in the ankle with an eyeball was definitely something that sat in my stomach. But things took a long time to get started. I was 60% done before they killed someone and I was ready for all the implications they'd been over to be done with. But it was a strong read. You deeply felt for what the characters were going through and the toll it took on them. How terrible a future it seemed to do nothing but kill and prepare to kill or risk losing a loved one. I hated the mother with a passion and Juliet as well. I wish her death was more painful after the way she abused her sisters. But as always with her stories it ends on a note that things are not all well and the characters have more to endure.
Date published: 2017-12-01

Editorial Reviews

"A must-have for horror collections. Future fans of Stephen King will devour this one." --School Library Journal

"A slow-burn build-up leads to abrupt, shocking acts of violence, described in vivid, often grotesque language perfectly befitting the tone of the novel. " -Booklist