“Thou art the Black Rider. Go thee out unto the world.”


Lisabeth Lewis is seventeen, anorexic...
and the new Famine of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

HUNGER
by Jackie Morse Kessler

Coming October 2010 from Harcourt Graphia


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?

**Sorry for not having the book cover, but it isn't out yet. I could not resist posting it. I met Heather Brewer last Friday and she could not stop talking about it**

5 comments on "Waiting on Wednesday: HUNGER by Jackie Morse Kessler"

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very different take on the apocalypose and eating disorders. Thanks for sharing!

    My choice for todays WoW post is a book called The Thief Taker's Apprentice.

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  2. I almost missed the name, Jackie Morse Kessler. This is cool, because she is Jackie Kessler of Helle's Belles fame, and Black and White. I'm looking forward to her new YA book Only 8 more months to wait.

    I didn't a waiting on wednesday post that kind of turned into a rant. Oops

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  3. Wow! This sounds really good. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

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  4. I'm so ready for this book to hit the shelfs! :D

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We would love to see what you have to say :)

Ladybug wrote:
February 17, 2010 at 12:48 AM

Sounds like a very different take on the apocalypose and eating disorders. Thanks for sharing!

My choice for todays WoW post is a book called The Thief Taker's Apprentice.


5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very different take on the apocalypose and eating disorders. Thanks for sharing!

    My choice for todays WoW post is a book called The Thief Taker's Apprentice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I almost missed the name, Jackie Morse Kessler. This is cool, because she is Jackie Kessler of Helle's Belles fame, and Black and White. I'm looking forward to her new YA book Only 8 more months to wait.

    I didn't a waiting on wednesday post that kind of turned into a rant. Oops

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! This sounds really good. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so ready for this book to hit the shelfs! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Mardel wrote:
February 17, 2010 at 1:35 AM

I almost missed the name, Jackie Morse Kessler. This is cool, because she is Jackie Kessler of Helle's Belles fame, and Black and White. I'm looking forward to her new YA book Only 8 more months to wait.

I didn't a waiting on wednesday post that kind of turned into a rant. Oops


5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very different take on the apocalypose and eating disorders. Thanks for sharing!

    My choice for todays WoW post is a book called The Thief Taker's Apprentice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I almost missed the name, Jackie Morse Kessler. This is cool, because she is Jackie Kessler of Helle's Belles fame, and Black and White. I'm looking forward to her new YA book Only 8 more months to wait.

    I didn't a waiting on wednesday post that kind of turned into a rant. Oops

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! This sounds really good. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so ready for this book to hit the shelfs! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile wrote:
February 17, 2010 at 6:26 AM

This sounds unusual and intriguing.


5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very different take on the apocalypose and eating disorders. Thanks for sharing!

    My choice for todays WoW post is a book called The Thief Taker's Apprentice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I almost missed the name, Jackie Morse Kessler. This is cool, because she is Jackie Kessler of Helle's Belles fame, and Black and White. I'm looking forward to her new YA book Only 8 more months to wait.

    I didn't a waiting on wednesday post that kind of turned into a rant. Oops

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! This sounds really good. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so ready for this book to hit the shelfs! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

PolishOutlander wrote:
February 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM

Wow! This sounds really good. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.


5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a very different take on the apocalypose and eating disorders. Thanks for sharing!

    My choice for todays WoW post is a book called The Thief Taker's Apprentice.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I almost missed the name, Jackie Morse Kessler. This is cool, because she is Jackie Kessler of Helle's Belles fame, and Black and White. I'm looking forward to her new YA book Only 8 more months to wait.

    I didn't a waiting on wednesday post that kind of turned into a rant. Oops

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow! This sounds really good. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so ready for this book to hit the shelfs! :D

    ReplyDelete

We would love to see what you have to say :)

Erin wrote:
February 17, 2010 at 2:49 PM

I'm so ready for this book to hit the shelfs! :D


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