Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you're eagerly anticipating.

 Released October 18, 2010

I've seen Hunger mentioned quite a bit around the blogosphere and finally decided to read what it was about and wow. I really want to read this now. I think it's a really cool concept and I like the idea of an anorexic girl being the horseman for famine.

From Goodreads:
“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”

Lisabeth Lewis has a black steed, a set of scales, and a new job: she’s been appointed Famine. How will an anorexic seventeen-year-old girl from the suburbs fare as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?

Traveling the world on her steed gives Lisa freedom from her troubles at home: her constant battle with hunger, and her struggle to hide it from the people who care about her. But being Famine forces her to go places where hunger is a painful part of everyday life, and to face the horrifying effects of her phenomenal power. Can Lisa find a way to harness that power — and the courage to battle her own inner demons?


What do you think of Hunger? 

5 comments:

  1. i have this one on my to read list too! great pick

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  2. I've seen this one around too and didn't pay much attention - now I want it. Great name by the way!

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  3. This one looks so good, it's on our TBR list as well.

    Our pick is at BookSake.

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  4. This book has such an interesting premise. Great WoW choice! :)

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