Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Waiting On Wednesday (1)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted my Jill at Breaking The Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Hunger by  Jackie Morse Kessler
 October 18th 2010 by Harcourt Graphia
“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?

This sounds like such an original and engaging way to talk about such an important subject that I'm sure is all too familiar for many teenage girls. I can't wait to get my hands on it!


  1. Sounds like an awesome book, and the cover looks great, too! :)

  2. I have this one pre-order and am anxious for its release too. It sound very dark and unique in its premise. Good Choice

  3. I loved Black & White and the 'Cat and Muse' feature she does on her blog, so I'll be keeping an eye out for this one! Thanks for the heads up. :)

  4. It does sound very unique. Good pick!

  5. That is a unique twist to an adolescent issue...

    Here's mine:

  6. I've seen this a couple times now... and I think I really need to look into it!

    My WoW is here.

  7. Never previously heard of this book, but it does indeed sound unique and engaging. Great pick!

    Mine's here.

  8. Me, too! I haven't read any of her adult books but I'm really excited for her YA debut. Great pick!

  9. Oh yes yes yes! I am entered in a few contests to win this one and I'm really crossing my fingers! It looks amazing!

    A Fanatic's Book Blog

  10. OH sounds terrific. Your blog looks great as well. Now following. Shari