The Bookanistas: HUNGER by Jackie Morse Kessler


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    What It’s About: “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 I Liked: I really like issue books, and this was an issue book with a paranormal twist.  It’s one of those concepts that fits so well together (like peanut butter and bananas) that you wonder why you didn’t think of it first.  The other Horsemen were fascinating, although Death was a particular favorite.  I never thought of Death as a little bit smexy, but this definitely changed things.

    I also love that there are going to be MORE books in the series.  I remember hearing about the concept of HUNGER on Twitter soon after it sold, and I was so thrilled.

    Hunger will be released on October 18th.


    4 thoughts on “The Bookanistas: HUNGER by Jackie Morse Kessler

    1. Oh man, sounds creepy cool. I can imagine this book will really reach people. Great review, Scott. I feel like I need to go get some peanut butter and bananas (dude, did you do that on purpose–use a food simile for a book about hunger? Because now I feel famished).

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