Friday, October 15, 2010

Hunger ~ Jackie Morse Kessler

October 18, 2010
180 pages
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Synopsis: A depressed, anorexic teenage girl from suburban America has just been made Famine, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Traveling the world on her black horse, carrying out her duties, Lisabeth Lewis is able to leave behind her troubles at home. She's able to escape from her absentee, perfectionist mother, the friends and boyfriend she has to hide her eating (or lack thereof) habits from, and her father.

But is this troubled girl really cut out to be one of the Horsemen and to deal with the other Horsemen?

Review: Hunger was actually quite a bit different than I expected it to be. It read a lot like a short story partially because it was short, but I think also because of the content I think I also expected there to be more action and adventure than there was.

What Hunger really is, though, is a story about a girl with an eating disorder that uses the Four Horsemen and that girl, Lisabeth, being Famine as the means of telling her story. Once I got used to it being that kind off story and not one with more action, I really enjoyed it (it just took a little adjustment).

There have been quite a few books lately about characters with eating disorders, but this one was very different from all of them and I really enjoyed it. It wasn't quite what I would call paranormal/supernatural fiction nor was it quite contemporary, it really skirted the line between the two. The characters were all very enjoyable and used well to tell the story and I'm really looking forward to the rest of the series.

Rage (April 18, 2011)

Rating: 8/10

(read via NetGalley)


  1. I enjoyed this book, too. It was fresh and unique.

  2. @Medeia
    It was definitely different than I expected but I'm very glad I read it--and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.


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