Do yourself a favor - if you're scared of the unexplained, the mysteries of the world that science has yet to understand, stay away from this book. You won't sleep easy for awhile... I first head about The Hunger on the radio and was very intrigued by the concept. Horror is one of my favorite genres and I also love historical fiction so this story, a retelling of the Donner Party story with a supernatural twist, caught my attention. The historical details are well-researched but never boring. The supernatural element brings a horrifying twist to an already scary story and I couldn't stop reading. Alma Katsu tells the story from several different perspectives and I really liked seeing different sides to the story.