Never Saw the Movies – part 2

Catching Fire Book Cover Catching Fire
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Paperback

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create. (more via Goodreads)

  • After reading ‘The Hunger Games’, I could not wait to get my hands on ‘Catching Fire’.
  • Luckily for me I bought the trilogy.
  • In the beginning I was hyped because of the first book.
  • Near the middle I was a little bit losing my interest. ‘Losing my interest’ is a big word, but the flow and rhythm was a little bit out of the story.
  • Near the end it got all my attention back, and I was eager to read ‘Mockingjay’.
  • The above is the reason why I gave it four starts instead of three.
  • About the story, it continues where it left of at the end of the first book.
  • More drama than the first book, however, adventure is still a big part of the story.
  • I’m not going to disclose too much of the story, due to possible spoilers.
  • However, if you liked the first book, go grab the second one!
  • Buy, borrow or burn? Buy

Never Saw the Movies – part 1

The Hunger Games Book Cover The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
Paperback

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The 'tributes' are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory. (more via Goodreads)

  • I never watched any of the movies.
  • I bought the trilogy, so I was ‘forced’ to read all the three books.
  • See my other reviews to read how that turned out.
  • Great story.
  • Weird sentences sometimes, but maybe this is because it is the first time I read a book that is narrated in the present, through the eyes of the main character.
  • A lot of adventure, completed with some drama.
  • The drama aspect is probably the reason why some people consider this teen’s or even girl’s books.
  • Drama that is supported by the story is not a problem for me, hence, people who say the above are ignorant.
  • The book was never boring. I was not able to let the story line or the character(s) go.
  • When I finished it, I immediately wanted to start the second book.
  • I was lucky I bought the complete trilogy at once.
  • Buy, borrow or burn? Buy

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