The second book in Kessler's Riders of the Apocalypse series finds Melissa Miller being tasked as War. Missy is a cutter, now given a new sword to wield, she struggles with her affliction and the duties put forth in front of her. This book was easy to read and I'm not sure if it truly depicted the inner thoughts of a cutter, but there were some aspects of the story I liked. I liked how Kessler circled back to events that happened in the first book, most noticeably, the on going battle between War and Famine and how War and Death are always more than just co-workers. I also like that in the end, our Missy actually stays on as War unlike the previous book where Lisa gives up her steed.
I'm not sure if teens would get any education on it from the view point of the cutting, but I do think it's worth a read. If nothing, it's an interesting story. Look for the next book, Loss, coming in March. This one is about Pestilence.
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