Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - Hunger

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler
Published by Harcourt Graphia
On Sale Date: October 18, 2010

Summary 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?


I am intrigued by the premise of Hunger. A teen girl is chosen as one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  She is anorexic and represents Famine, riding on the black steed carrying a set of weighing scales.  The cover, which shows a set of scales, look ominous, but I'm hoping that the story is really one of hope.  Jackie Morse Kessler will be donating a portion of the proceeds from Hunger to the National Eating Disorders Association.  For more information about Hunger visit Ms. Kessler's website .


What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

16 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I haven't heard of this one before. It definitely sounds interesting.

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  2. Wow, amaaaazing cover!!! Love it. My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  3. This book sounds interesting - I like the take on the 4 horsemen..and the cover is definitely ominous!

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  4. I absolutely love love this cover. The premise looks promising as well. I hope that one you get your book, that you enjoy it. Here's mine.

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  5. Oh my this does sound amazingly different and ominous. Great choice. I like the fact the author will be donating some of the profits too, makes me want to buy it even more.

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  6. I've read her adult books but didn't realize she had a YA series coming out. This one sounds really good and is going on the wishlist pronto!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Wow!! This one looks intense!!! I hadn't heard of it before, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Oh, man! What a unique premise. I'll have to check this one out. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  9. Whoaa this sounds so so so good! I haven't heard of this before either, thanks for posting! :)

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  10. I am so glad you chose this book for your WoW. This book's premise sounds amazing, and it's been on my radar ever since I first heard of it. I think the author has chosen an imaginative and unique way to supply insight into the battle that is anorexia. I hope it's as good as I expect it to be! Great pick!

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  11. I totally agree about the premise, but what got me really hooked was the cover :) Never seen this one before, thanks for posting about it!!

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  12. Great pick! I adoreeee this cover, too! :)

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  13. This one is definitely intriguing! I haven't quite heard of anything like it before, :)

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  14. I'll have to check this book out, thanks for bringing it to my attention. :)

    And just to let you know: I passed some awards over to you here :)

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  15. I've left something for you on my blog in honor of your awesome new blog design. :D

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  16. This book sounds amazing. I added it to my wish list today.

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