Monday, July 18, 2011

Sentence Sneak Peek - Hunger

Hunger by Jackie Morse Kessler

The first sentence from each chapter of Hunger, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Read via NetGalley
* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)
"Lisabeth Lewis didn't mean to become Famine."


"Her voice gave out, and her mouth gaped as she stared at the set of scales on the table."

"Even before she accidentally turned the food to ash, Lisa knew that going to the diner was a mistake."

"Leaning against the front door, Lisa blew out a shaky breath and mopped her forehead."

"The words didn't make any sense."

"The world before her blurred like half-forgotten memories, all browns and greens and blues, smeared in a finger-painted land-scape."

"The woman loomed like a metallic beast, gleaming in silver armor from head to toe."

"Lisa woke up the next morning with a spike twisting through her guts."

"What is she doing here?"

"They galloped across the skies, the world streaking beneath them in colorful waves that rippled when Lisa glanced down."

"The black horse set Famine down outside the human's house, as she'd requested."

"Lisa walked out of Tammy's house in a daze, her head cottony thick, her chest heavy."

"Lisa walks amidst green and yellow fields, the stalks standing a little taller as she passes by."

"They traveled."

"Oh God."

"Lisa was too tired to be afraid."

"When Lisa opened the door to her house forty-six days later, James and Suzanne nearly bowled her over as they shouted, "Welcome home!"

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