Loss (Riders of the Apocalypse #3)
drastically when Death tells Billy he must stand in as Pestilence, the White Rider of
the Apocalypse. Now armed with a Bow that allows him to strike with disease from
a distance, Billy lashes out at his tormentors...and accidentally causes an outbreak of
meningitis. Horrified by his actions, Billy begs Death to take back the Bow. For that to
happen, says Death, Billy must track down the real White Rider, and stop him from
unleashing something awful on humanity—something that could make the Black
Plague look like a summer cold. Does one bullied teenager have the strength to stand
his ground—and the courage to save the world?
I love that Jackie Morse Kessler always writes teens who are so easy to relate to. In the case of Billy, I think everyone has gone through a similar situation at some point in their lives, which made it super easy to connect with him and his story. I just love Jackie Morse Kessler‘s portrayal of Death – I think he’s one of my favorite characters in all of YA lit. He is such an interesting character – so charming and witty.
The plot of Loss was quite a bit different from the other two books in the series, which was really neat. I loved following the story, and seeing where characters from the prior two books might pop up. I could barely put this one down, I just flipped page after page to try to put together the puzzle that was Loss. I just love the idea of the Riders of the Apocalypse. The idea is so unique and original, and I like how it ties in with prominent issues for teens today.
Loss by Jackie Morse Kessler is one of those must reads. I found this book to have an addicting quality, and I did not want to put it down. I am so excited for book 4, Breathe, to see where that story leads the characters of the word of the Riders of the Apocalypse.