Thursday, January 26, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: The Hunger Games Trilogy

This review will be a little different from the ones I usually do, this is about 3 books, a trilogy. I'll be rating the whole series along with each book :) Some spoilers after book 1!! Beware!!

First book: The Hunger Games 5/5

The Hunger Games

Here's what says:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed.

My thoughts:

Loved the book!! I was completely hooked within two chapters!! I love the story, I love the characters. I was routing for Peeta & Katniss the entire time!! It's a great book, with a wonderful story of such sadness & pain !!

Book 2: Catching Fire ~ 5/5

Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games)

Here's what says:

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.

My thoughts:

The Victory Tour sends Katniss into confusion & a need for survival at any cost. She makes it through the Victory Tour to begin preparations for her wedding to Peeta, only to find out there has been a terrible addition to the Quarter Quell. This book kept me on my toes, I read it in less than 12 hours!!

Final book: Mockingjay ~ 4/5
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, Book 3)

Here's what says:

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. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

My thoughts:

After surviving two Hunger Games, you'd think Katniss Everdeen could survive anything, but in this final installment, she's faced with more tragedy & hurt. Some she may not be able to overcome. She's still a child, but has faced more than anyone in two lifetimes!

The final book was wonderful until the last 50 pages. I felt the ending was rushed, it seemed to be everything told quickly with little detail to finish it out. However, I was pretty happy with the events that ended it all.

Overall Review:

The Hunger Games ~ 5/5

I recommend these books to anyone, they are intriguing & pull you into the fantasy world, even though it would never be any fantasy of mine!!

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