Originally Released: October 18th, 2010
Series: Riders of the Apocalypse, 1
Published by: Harcourt Graphia
Page Amount: 174 pages, US Paperback
“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
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Unfortunately, Chapter Chicks is a book reviewing website, not a book-counseling-suggestion website, so I have to rate this book on the quality of writing and what-not. While the meaning of the book was there, the quality was lacking for me. It was by no means bad or hard to read. But the writing wasn't my favorite, the characters had not near enough depth considering four of them were horsemen of the apocalypse and the plot left way too many holes and didn't give me near enough development.
I plan on continuing with the series if I can get the books for a bargain like I did with Hunger. But I really wish someone would write an in-depth tale of the horsemen in YA form. Look at death in Supernatural (the kick-a tv show) he was a total bad butt. Someone throw him into a story. All in all, this felt like an underbudget student film. All the meaning and idea was there, none of the production.