Author: Jackie Morse Kessler
Publisher: Harcourt Graphia
UK Publication Date: 18th October 2010
“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? (From Goodreads, 1st February 2013)
When I heard someone talking about this series I knew I had to read it. So thanks to my mother I manged to get a hold of books one to three in this series for Christmas. I have read all three and will review both Rage and Loss soon.
Hunger was a really interesting take on Anorexia. Lisa (Lisabeth) is starving herself and is now in the process of swallowing her mothers tablets, but there is a knock on the door. And so begins Lisa’s journey as Famine, one of the four riders of the apocalypse. Lisa sees the the true destruction on starvation and its effects. She sees a different side to the one that she is inflicting on herself. This is a fantastic novel with an interesting twist on an often topic which can sometimes become samey. I have read a lot of books that focus on Anorexia but this is different. It shoes the pain and insecurity that Lisa is suffering but then there is an adventure intertwined which makes the novel stand alone.
4.5 out of 5
In My Mailbox is a weekly Meme hosted by The Story Siren allowing bloggers to share what books they have got there hands on that week!
I haven’t really bought any books since Christmas but decided to raid The Works and get some bargains to keep me going – even though I do have a lot of books to get round to reading! Woops! The Works is a good shop to get book bargains for those in the UK. My total cost was £21.96 but if they had all been at R.R.P it would have cost £73.90 so think I did rather well!
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Books one to four in The Mortal Instruments Series By Cassandra Clare. Each just £2.99 each! I have heard so many good things about this series so I grabbed them as soon as I saw them! Looking forward to getting stuck into these!
The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey #4) By Julie Kagawa. I got the first three books in the Iron Fey Series at the beginning of the year and have read the Iron King and really enjoyed it. So when I saw this I knew I had to pick it up.
Extras (Uglies#4) By Scott Westerfeld. If you saw my ‘Dust of that Shelf’ post I wanted to get this series read eventually, so picked up this when I saw it!
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) By Julie Kagawa. I have heard a lot about this book so thought it was worth a try!
Silence (Hush, Hush #3) By Becca Fitzpatrick. Another series that I have heard a lot about, I still need to get Crescendo (Hush, Hush#2) but when you see a bargain you grab it!
If I Stay By Gayle Forman. I have wanted to read this for ages! So glad I saw it!
Possessed By Niki Valentine. Looked very interesting and it said if you liked Black Swan then you’d love this. Really liked Black Swan so it is work a try.
That is all I got! The last six books were on a three for £5 offer. Think I got myself quite a few bargains!