Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #17

Totally the property of Pen to Paper
“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?
Oh guys, I kill myself sometimes. Believe me, it was not on purpose, but the irony of picking this for Wishlist Wednesday the week after Thanksgiving is not lost on me.

Anyways, Hunger came out in 2010, but I heard about it for the first time only recently. I find the book of Revelations completely fascinating, so I immediately perked up at the mention of the Four Horsemen. I think the idea of a girl with anorexia as Famine is interesting, but I hope Ms. Kessler isn't too preachy. You know, "Why aren't you eating your peas? There are starving children in _____ who would LOVE to eat your peas!"

Most of all, I can't wait to see what the author does with the other Horsemen. War and Death probably won't be too hard, but what on earth can she do with Conquest/Pestilence?

Has anyone out there read this book? And what are YOU wishing for this Wednesday?