Before I start Ascendant, I wanted to write a review of a galley I read a few weeks ago. This book was so emotional and amazing that I felt it deserved a raving review. Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler is a story about an anorexic girl, Lisa, who gets tapped by Death to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Famine.
This book is graphic and emotionally gripping. There was several points where I wanted to cry from the graphic description of Lisa's pain and suffering from anorexia. I can honestly say that ANY teenage girl that is even THINKING of becoming anorexic should read this story. I tip my hat to Jackie for writing this BRILLIANT story and cannot wait to read more.