Famished

Famished

by Lauren R. Hammond

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$11.99

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615516639
Publisher: S.B. Addison Books
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Famished 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Lizzyerd More than 1 year ago
The story was intresting, but the ending left you clueless, and without answers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was alright....the story line was ok but there had better be a second one because the ending leaves u hanging. Sooooo many spelling and gramatical erros though and it gets annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story had potential, but the ending was abrupt and very unsatisfying. The grammar and spelling errors in the Nook edition are so frequent and numerous it severely detracted from the story.
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book got me by the throat! I loved reading it and felt like it was something I could definitely see happening.What I liked most about this book is the element of a society created after the world has fallen with a evil man bent out on control. I love how the society established rules but also a lottery. Yeah, that really grabbed me right there. I loved that there is excitement, action, and lots of drama.The love that the plot follows the conspiracy of the society and what has happen to earth. The rules that plague on the community as well as what they believe in had me reading faster and faster. I really like that as I read this book I felt the urgency of the people to find other solutions fast.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.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This story was pretty good. Don't know why it got low ratings. I enjoyed it. I liked the characters as well as the story line. The ending was left open for another book. Lets see if one comes up. That would be nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it, completely. It was so hard to stop reading, as each page reveals a little more of the mysteries presented. Georgina was a really refreshing heroine, and I felt the author presented the plot flawlessly. This book is incredibly intriguing and different... I don't think I have read anything quite like this, and that is pretty awesome since "end of the world" fiction seems to be gaining a nice amount of popularity these days. Loved it all and all, I can't wait to read the sequel!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an okay book. Interesting story, but the plot wasn't well written. I enjoyed the story itself, but the writimg could have been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First off, the errorsin this book are un-real! I have never read anything with this many errors. It started getting on my nerves bad. The story line was good, and for 99 cents i'm content. Id fire the editor though. I think there is a second book coming out? If its cheap ill buy it because the ending leaves you hanging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such an amazing book. It has a lot of twists that you wouldnt anticipate and its very different! I have never read a book like this and it makes the book alluring. However, there were multiple spelling errors but other than that it was a thrilling book! I would throughly reccomend you to read this book ! If youre looking for something different that still captivates youre hear i strongly urge you to but this book !
BooksWithBite More than 1 year ago
This book got me by the throat! I loved reading it and felt like it was something I could definitely see happening. What I liked most about this book is the element of a society created after the world has fallen with a evil man bent out on control. I love how the society established rules but also a lottery. Yeah, that really grabbed me right there. I loved that there is excitement, action, and lots of drama. The love that the plot follows the conspiracy of the society and what has happen to earth. The rules that plague on the community as well as what they believe in had me reading faster and faster. I really like that as I read this book I felt the urgency of the people to find other solutions fast. 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.
Regina_Linton More than 1 year ago
Wowza. I loved reading this book so much I did it all at once. I couldn't stand not knowing what was going to happen next. Craving Hunger Games from Suzanne Collins? Yeah, then you will eat this series up. It will leave you FAMISHED and wanting more by the last page. I won this book from Lauren and am so happy I got the chance to read it. A wonderful story about a colony living underground trying to survive. Georgina is one tough young lady and has heroine written all over her. When her name is drawn from the lottery and she is paired with her long time crush, Colin, things are looking really hot and steamy. When they get to the surface to look for supplies things go from bad to worse. They have two separate lists to shop from and have to try to dig through rocks, dirt and debris for what they need. Once they leave each others side, the adventure begins and unknowingly Georgina will meet an ally that will help her survive. A small mixture of a love triangle is in the desolate air. Recommended for all YA lovers of dystopian times.
moviebunny More than 1 year ago
Once I opened the first page, I was instantly captivated!!! As much as Lauren Hammond's Famished was dystopian and post-apocalyptic, it was also a bit of detective novel. Georgina Carver soon realizes her safe, idyllic compound life may not be all it seems, and she sets out to discover the truth for herself, sleuthing and asking questions. Georgie was spunky, quick-witted, and determined--but she was also human. I loved Georgie for her flaws as much as her strengths--especially her dealings with her bad-boy crush. Georgina is conflicted, but when she senses something isn't on the up-and-up, she goes with her gut. Lauren Hammond really knows how to tell a great story! Famished was fresh and unique, keeping me on my toes until the very end--and hungry for more!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ParaBooks More than 1 year ago
The world of FAMISHED is eerie and frightening. The thought of living underground, scared to breach outside dirt walls, creeps me out in so many ways. Georigie's life in the colony is harsh, but it's marginally better than living above her guarded city. At least she eats and has friends and family. Those that survived the apocalypse have been turned into desperate creatures seeking food. Cannibals driven mad by starvation. It paints a haunting picture of what our world might look like after a catastrophe of this magnitude. Georgie's a smart girl, but like so many of us when we're young, she falls for a real jerk. Collin, oh man, there's so many things I want to say about this guy, but I don't want to give anything away. I wanted her to smack him on so many occasions, and I'm glad she did stand up for herself. He's cruel and more than that, abusive. So when another character-who's part of a big twist-comes along, I was relieved. I definitely want to know more about him. The whole book I read in two hours. It's average length, I just couldn't stop reading. It's one of those books I didn't realize I was taking down so quickly, the action had my flipping pages and inhaling it. The end wraps up the questions of the story, but it also leaves it open for book two. I have to know what's going to happen to these characters now. With Collin and Owen both working with Georgie, it should be interesting. A great, action-packed read with intense scenes and characters, FAMISHED is a must for Dystopian lovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NYIA More than 1 year ago
Book Review by Teen book reviewer NYIA This is a good dystopian. The main character lives underground in a post apocalypse. Her dad built an underground home for her family. The mean adults sent kids out to scavenge for food with a boy that was her non-crush that she fights against liking. So while they were gathering stuff the boy left her in danger. I like that she still continued with her job even though her partner left her. Then it gets even more dangerous when cannibals were chasing them! Her mom came to the rescue which I liked. But things didn't get better for her after that, she snooped around and walked into another mess that told about the deceit of her people. And I can't give it away for you, but it was a great twist. I gave it 4 out of 5 half-eaten apples. I love the excitement and twist. My only frustration was with the ending, I wanted more. I understand there is supposed to be another book, but I wanted more closure. But I loved the main character and the way she pulled me into the story.
LoriALU More than 1 year ago
I love... love... loved this book! There was plot twists, romance, and come to find out, it's the first book in a series!!!! I can't wait for the next one!