Wednesday, August 24, 2011

To-Read Tuesday

One of the blogs I follow do a To-Read Tuesday that I think would be a lot of fun to participate in. Well since I just finished my big to read book I want to post my next one. The Host by Stephenie Meyer is a book I have been wanting to read for awhile. But things have always seemed to get in the way. School, other books, not having the book available, etc. But now that I am on my break from school, and just finished a book. What a perfect time to start reading this one. :) I am very excited to start.


Mockingjay By: Suzanne Collins

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

I literally just finished this about 5 minutes ago. I haven't had a book, let alone a series, that I literally haven't been able to put down in a long time. The last book that I can remember I wanted to do nothing but read was Harry Potter's 1-5. The last time I fell asleep reading a book (like I did with this one last night) was...I cant even remember. I was a little shocked at the ending. Suzanne Collins never leaves you bored and she is by no means predictable. This book had me guessing at ever twist and turn in this book. This trilogy is definitely going on my list of favorite books.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Catching Fire

Catching Fire By: Suzanne Collins-

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

This is the second book of the Hunger Games Trilogy. Once again I was blown away. I am so glad that this trilogy is on my kindle so that after I finished reading this I could go straight to the 3rd book. I thought that The Hunger Games and Mokingjay (3rd book) was going to be the climax books of this trilogy but so far this trilogy has been suspenseful and not predictable at all. I haven't finished the 3rd book yet but I can already say this this is DEFINITELY a must read.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins

Before I read this book I heard a lot of people tell me it was good and that I needed to read it. When I would ask what its about all they would tell me is The Hunger Games. I always thought "well that tells me a lot" So I went into this book blind as well. To be completely honest at first I was a little mortified when I found out what the hunger games actual was. But this is the first book in a LONG time that I actually couldn't put down. I would stay up late into the night reading. An all around great book.

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss's young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.