Lisabeth has been summoned to be one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. She has been summoned to be ‘Famine’ mainly due to her anorexia. Through this Lisabeth finds freedom for all her troubles at home.
This mainly helps her with her battle with hunger and how she struggles to hide her anorexia from the people who care about her. However she is forced to go to places in the world where hunger is apart of everyday but not through people’s choices.
Lisabeth struggles to fight her demons and the voice inside her head that we are given the impression is controlling her anorexia.
For me the first chapter of this book was a bit slow and dragged along. However after the first chapter I started to get really into this book and it didn’t take me long to finish it.
I found this book to be original and about a subject that not many authors want to touch on. I read this book as soon as I got a copy as I was interested in the description that I felt I was hooked before I had even begun the book.
I am curious about the other books in the series and am wondering if they will contain to deal with real life issues such as war and death. One of my favourite characters was death and I am hoping that he is continued to be develop as a character in future books.
At the end of the novel the author says that ‘Lisabeth is based on a childhood friend.’ This gives the book reality and shows that it is about a subject that does happen to people in real life.
The ending of this novel wasn’t depressing as i thought it was going to be and somehow managed to leave the reader with a sense of hope. The only bad point of this book was that it was so short. I will be looking forward to read the future books in this series.