Ravenous

  • Title: Ravenous
  • Author: Heidi Loney
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 412
  • Format: ebook
  • Ravenous This book is out of print Alt Cover ISBN Overpopulation throttles the world s food supply In the government of the Americas introduces the Food Crisis Act new measures that crea
    This book is out of print Alt Cover ISBN 13 9780991957101 Overpopulation throttles the world s food supply In 2050, the government of the Americas introduces the Food Crisis Act new measures that create a system for growing and rationing food.Calla Ryan is pretty much your average teen, except for enduring hunger every day of her life One morning, new sensors at her hiThis book is out of print Alt Cover ISBN 13 9780991957101 Overpopulation throttles the world s food supply In 2050, the government of the Americas introduces the Food Crisis Act new measures that create a system for growing and rationing food.Calla Ryan is pretty much your average teen, except for enduring hunger every day of her life One morning, new sensors at her high school determine that she exceeds the weight limit of the State, and they send her north to a fat camp or re education centre.Calla begins to realize the centre holds many secrets Her counsellor dies mysteriously, and new shipments of recruits are the picture of health Finally, Calla becomes a guinea pig for a dangerous lab experiment.On the outside, a virus that began overseas has now made its way to the Americas with deadly consequences.Calla must run from her captors, escaping to the far north with help from the facility s chef and fellow inmates Billy and Madge And to complicate things, the infected are very hungry.

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    About Heidi Loney


    1. Heidi Loney lives in Toronto with her husband and two children Before beginning her writing career, Heidi studied theatre at Ryerson University and worked as a costumer in many of Toronto s theatres She spends much of her time blogging, drinking coffee and crafting, not necessarily in that order.


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    1. I received an e-copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review.Brief Summary: The story takes place in 2050. The world's population has reached 16 billion people and resources are scarce. The three countries in North America are consolidated into one country. Food, among other things, are rationed and controlled by the government. Obesity related illnesses are eliminated as well as other diseases such as STDs and AIDS. As a result of people living healthier and longe [...]

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    2. This review is also posted on my blog at: Thoughts and PensNote: A free copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read and review.HA.HA.HA. to the power of Bajillion.That’s how I laughed every time I flipped a page of Ravenous. The whole thing was ridiculous and I couldn’t quite summon any liking for every element that the book has. Ravenous is set in a future where food shortage has become a critical problem and the government [...]

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    3. When I read the synopsis for Ravenous I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy. It had a dystopian feel since it is set in the future where food is rationed because the population is out of control. Sounds feasible, right? Well, Calla the main character is sent to the "Health and Wellness Facility aka Fat Farm" which after being there for a while she and a few others begin to believe it more than just that. Calla is subjected to testing when she and the others learn that a virus has turned milli [...]

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    4. 3 STARS **there may be spoilers** I'd like to start off by saying thank-you to the author who provided me with a copy of this book through We ♥ YA Books! in exchange for an honest review. Basic SummaryThis book lured me in immediately after I read the synopsis. It's based in an overpopulated world run by a new government in 2050 who have just introduced the Food Crisis Act and re-education camps (aka fat camps) to control the food. Unfortunately, Cella Ryan is one of those who must got to a ca [...]

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    5. I received this book for free from librarything member giveaway in exchange for an honest review.I knew I wanted to read this book since the moment I read the synopsis of it. I really liked the idea of overpopulation and "punishing" or "correcting" the fat kids. The book was entertaining and didn't disappoint me till the moment where zombies-lombies appeared. To my mind it was just a little bit too much and the book would gain more from sticking to it's original plot including virus experiments. [...]

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    6. **Thanks so much to Heidi Loney for sending me a review copy in exchange for an honest review!**Calla lives in a world where overpopulation has made the food scarce. One day, when she's getting ready to go to school, her mom tells her that she's to come straight home if something seems off at the doorways of the school, such as sensors being placed in the entrance. So when she goes to school, she sees the sensors and tries to escape. Only she ends up being pushed through the doorway anyway becau [...]

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    7. For more of my reviews, visit Books For YA!Resident Evil meets Abduction, in this fast-paced dystopian novel full of mystery and government conspiracy. It's a very exciting sci-fi thriller that is worth checking out.The world's population has doubled and was threatening the supply for food and the health of the citizens of Americas. That's why Food Crisis Act of 2050 was created to monitor the production, ration and consumption of every citizen. But it still doesn't solve the overpopulation. And [...]

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    8. I really liked the premise of the book. A unique twist in the heavily saturated dystopian YA novel genre. However, the writing felt really choppy and things did not flow as well as they should, which felt like the story was still in the rough draft stage and waiting to be flushed out more. The characters were a little stiff and flat for my liking, with nothing setting them apart from one another after they were introdcued. The background and history needed to be flushed out a little more to conn [...]

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    9. Great concept, terrible book. The story starts with the idea that, in this world, food is scarce and thus everyone is monitored to make sure they have an acceptable BMI. Those who are over are shipped off to a fat camp. Our story begins with two girls who aren't over being shipped away. (Given that the story also talks about a man, who at 160 was unacceptably obese, their standards are more than a little skewed.)So we've got an intriguing dystopian fic going on. That meanders on for a while, but [...]

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    10. I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.Conceptually, I liked this book. I think the aspect of the societal movement toward forced weight loss, public shaming for even slight weight deviations, and public school monitoring and retraining of eating habits despite parental desire is an apt topic to address and to include in a novel written at this precise moment in American history. There is currently debate raging about so-called "fat letters" being sent to parents o [...]

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    11. I was given this book free for review. If it wasn't for that and a fascinating plot, and characters I cared about, I would have not finished reading it. If there is one thing for sure, that drew me in, I love dystopia books. Not fond of zombies, oops, lombies. (Still not sure where that come from.) Then I am a frustrated greenhorn farmer living in an apartment, so reading about the commune type living was a welcome relief.Try as I might, I couldn't get past the present tense method of presenting [...]

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    12. Ravenous is dystopian literature at its best, the characters live within a society that acts as the Antagonist. Living conditions seem unbearable for its citizens due to overpopulation, an unbearable climate, the short supply of food and oppression enacted upon by the government of Americas causing the loss of civil liberties.Cousins, Laurel then Calla end up into the same fat camp as scanners classed them as having BMI above 19. Laurel informs her cousin about what has been transpiring but Call [...]

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    13. Ravenous is an apocalyptic type book set in the future. The worlds food has significantly reduced and fat humans are outlawed and are forced to go to fat camps for re-eduction. But the camps are not all what they seem. With genetically produced virus's to cull the world population one girl and her friends must try to stop the global pandemic. With the virus aready spreading across the world it mutates and transfroms infected into Lombies not alive but not quite dead, they eat all in there path f [...]

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    14. This was a very interesting book. I don't think I have ever read a book quite like this one. At the beginning I was a bit confused about what was going on with Dieter Baxman. But that was what kept me reading. I wanted to find out what was going on. The lies and deceit also made it juicy and thrilling. There was also danger which added suspense to the book. I loved the characters in the book. The emotions were so strong it was as though I was feeling what they were feeling. There were many unexp [...]

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    15. I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review.I loved this book. When average sized Calla Ryan is sent to a fat camp, she makes two friends: Madge and Billy. When a deadly virus breaks out, Calla makes an escape with the help of well respected Chef. After escaping fat camp, the gang finds a locked down village up north where they meet Daniel. In this quick read you will find lots of heartbreakers and romance. Although the structure of the story could be improved, the overall book was ver [...]

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    16. [Heidi Loney] has written an exciting ride in [Ravenous]. The idea of student's being sent to a 'fat farm' is very much like something Orwell would come up with. The fact that they keep disappearing makes for an interesting twist.I loved the use of the First Nation's and that they were the people to survive. The message that if you respect the land the land will take care of you and the same goes for people. The pace was good throughout the book and I am looking forward to reading [Ancestors] th [...]

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    17. This book was good. It isn't every day I read a book where there's no countries and people get sent away for being overweight of any sort. It was a decent story, I'd recommend it to anyone intereted.*won on GoodReads First Reads*

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    18. Get your FREE download of RAVENOUS - 2nd edition at KOBO: store.kobobooks/en-CA/eboANCESTOR, the sequel to RAVENOUS, coming in 2015.

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    19. I was given this book to read and review and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised; It was quite good!So this is a dystopian book which follows Calla Ryan who is sent away to fat camp. Although at fat camp nobody is actually fat and they are all pretty healthy. This soon raises suspicions which is complicated by her counsellor mysteriously dying. Calla then becomes the guinea pig in a new experiment and her and her friends, Madge and Billy, must run away to escape the deadly virus, and those [...]

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    20. I would like to thank the author for gifting me this book for a honest review.The year is 2050 and we are introduced to Calla a young girl, who preety much lives day to day hungry. The world is very different now, people can only eat certain foods and can only have certain amounts of foods. You must weigh a certain weight. One day at school Calla fails the weight check and is sent to a center or Fat Camp, as people referred to it, where they help you watch your weight. The problem is Calla is no [...]

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    21. I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side!This story line is set in our near future (in 2050) where due to extreme population explosion the food scarcity has rose to great heights. The government has enforced a new act (Food Crisis Act) to keep a check on the food consumption; huge importance is given to recycling everything into compost and rationing the food. The protagonist of the story, a mere teenager Calla Ryan’s known world changes when [...]

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    22. I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion. Ravenous tells the story of Calla Ryan, an average teenager living in a world where overpopulation has put a huge strain on the world's food supply. Food is rationed and everything is recycled into compost to grow more food. People are monitored to make sure their weight does not get above an acceptable level. One day, her school's sensors determine that Calla weighs too much, so she's taken to a "fat farm" to learn to m [...]

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    23. Ravenous (Ancestor, #1) by Heidi LoneyFormat: PDF, given to review by authorReview: The book starts out with a scientific experiment gone wrong and the cover up. Fast forward years later and we have the virus, food sanctioning in the conjoined Americans, and Calla’s restricted life. The first potion of the book does a good job of setting up the scene and problems plaguing the world and the governments’ struggles to keep with the demand of the population spurt. The book starts to get a little [...]

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    24. I enjoyed the story and writing style of this book. The story has an interesting concept. In the future, North America has become one country and the government has control over what people eat. Meat is no longer an option and grains are a main staple. The children are on a weight limit and if they go over that weight they get sent to a "fat camp" to lose the extra weight. I find this whole concept new and fascinating, mostly because the kids are nowhere near overweight. Also added on to all thi [...]

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    25. I gave this one star. Partly because requires it, and partly because this is a good concept. But it was terrible. To begin, this is a middle-grade book, at best. Anyone over the age of twelve is not the target audience for it. The character is a moron. There is no other way to put it. And the insta-love is like a parody, it is just so laughable. Also, so much of this book makes absolutely no sense, for example, they don't eat "animal products" anymore--such a common thing that our main characte [...]

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    26. Ravenous is the debut novel of a promising author. It is set 100 years into the future, at a time when North America has become a single country - no more Canada, USA or Mexico. Food supplies are short, and the population is booming. Overweight children are sent by the government to fat camps for reeducation on their relationships with food. When Calla is sent to fat camp, she finds out it is not only the fat kids who've been sent there, and something is very wrong.Meanwhile a virus has spread t [...]

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    27. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and boy do I have one.When I read the summary of this book I had high hopes, but my hopes were quickly dashed.I couldn't find much of a plot other than the world is over populated, being super skinny is right (which I found to be a horrible message to include), and that the main character is different. The pace was just too fast for me & lacked the details I crave in a novel, the characters weren't very developed & I found [...]

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    28. I was given this book free in return for an honest review. The premise of the book sounded very interesting to me. I did like the book but felt it needed to be filled out more. It jumped around at times. Also, it seemed as if things happened with characters/were understood by the characters too easily. There needed to be more background and tying together. I also did not enjoy the way the book ends. The last chapter just suddenly switches which character's voice is used and goes back in time som [...]

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    29. This is a well written book with an interesting story line. I liked the characters, but didn't feel like they were fully developed. They felt really distant, so it was hard to connect to them. Even though I liked the story, the entire "Village" section felt like an entirely different story to the main plot line. I understand why the "Village" section was in the book, but instead of it adding to the main story line, it felt distracting. Even though I liked it, I didn't feel like it was the most o [...]

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    30. *I recieved a copy of this from the author for an honest review.I honestly just couldn't do it. this is not my cup of tea at all I don't want to say to much, as my mamma said if you don't have nothing nice to say don't say anything at allTo the point, the writing was off, the dialogue blah, and storyline not grasping enough. As a dystopian fan I was dissapointed.

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