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Hunger: 01/30/12

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Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler is the first of the Riders of the Apocalypse series. The others are Rage (2011), Loss (2012) and Breath (2013).

The book opens with Lisabeth accidentally accepting the position of Famine. She has a black steed who likes cookies. She likes the horse but she doesn't want the job.

Lisabeth is also suffering with her own special form of famine — anorexia. Most of the book is about the negative effects of anorexia, body image and the stress teens (especially girls) go through. As Lisabeth fights her own demons she also fights with her parents and friends, alienating herself when she needs them most.

Hunger for a YA is a short book, coming in at 175 pages. It's really more of a long novella then a full length fantasy. There's not much time to get to know Lisabeth beyond her fight with anorexia and her revulsion at being Famine.

Recommended by The Allure of Books. Read via NetGalley.

Three stars.

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Comment #1: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 09:02:30

Mrs Q Book Addict

I have this one but I haven't read it yet. I'm glad you enjoyed it.



Comment #2: Friday, February 03, 2012 at 20:35:30

Pussreboots

I liked it but it could have been so much more than it was. I bet the newer books are.



Comment #3: Saturday, February 04, 2012 at 12:16:53

Bookworm1858

I really loved this book-the intensity and raw descriptions drew me in. I do wish it had a bit more depth and I thought the second book Rage ended up being a bit stronger but I still enjoyed this one.



Comment #4: Monday, February 06, 2012 at 20:52:21

Pussreboots

Maybe I'll read Rage in the future.