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Recommend A... (8)

Welcome to "Recommend A...", a fun new meme created by Shanyn over at Chick Loves Lit. Shanyn will post a new prompt each week, and anyone interested in participating will post a book recommendation that follows the prompt. A fun and different way to get recommendations!

This week's prompt is: Recommend a Book Published in 2010!

I didn't read this book until last year, but it debuted in 2010!  This is the first book in the Riders of the Apocalypse series by Jackie Morse Kessler.  It is a really great mix of contemporary teenage problems and biblical mythology.  The way the supernatural and reality come together make for a really great story!  I think anybody would enjoy this series.

by Jackie Morse Kessler
Published October 18, 2010
“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?


  1. Amazing recommendation! I'll definitely have to check this out as it sounds extremely intriguing. Thanks! :)

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    Wendy @ Escape Into Fiction

  2. Oh wow, that is an amazing premise.

  3. I can't believe I've never heard of this book before. The cover is fantastic, I love the title, and the story itself sounds phenomenal. I'm definitely going to have to add this to my to-read list.

  4. YES I have had this one on my TBR pile for ages! Good pick!

  5. I haven´t read it yet. I love the cover!
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  6. You've gotten me interested! I love any sort of retellings, and this sounds great!

  7. I really love how these books follow a theme from one to the next and that the covers relate so well together! Thanks for participating this week :)

  8. I actually own this one, but haven't read it yet! I had forgotten about it. I'll have to try and read it soon!


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