Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Spy...

I Spy is a weekly segment that will preview any new book (and occasionally movie or other random item) that I think is noteworthy or am intrigued by.  Mostly it will be books to watch out for!  New and exciting upcoming reads by new authors and old alike. This weeks I Spy is Hunger  by Jackie Morse Kessler!  It's not set to be released till October, but hey...I figured I better pre-order this now!  Hahahaha!

 Synopsis: “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 absolutely amazing to me.  Maybe it's because the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are forever endeared to me because of Good Omens.  Ya... that's probably it.  All joking aside, I am truly very excited about this book.  Despite the slightly ironic tale of the Four Horsemen, I think this will truly be an inspiring read.  Anorexia is a very serious affliction that faces hundreds of teens around the world.  Lisa's problems are very real, and combining them with becoming Famine makes it more relatable for the reader.  It's not often that people have to face the true horrors of this world face on.  I have a feeling that Hunger is going to take these issues and bring them to the younger generation.  After all we are the generation of change, we can make a difference in the world.  I can't wait for this novel to come out!  :D


Tasha said...

I really like the sound of this one. Will be adding to my wish list!