BOOK OF THE WEEK
Well, slightly different this week for Book of the Week. More like, Trilogy of the Week 🙂
THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY
Set in a dark vision of the near future, a terrifying reality TV show is taking place. Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
There have been so many review of this series, so we’re probably not going to be saying anything that hasn’t already said. But lets start by saying we both adored this series and both wish we could forget everything that happened and start all over again. I guess a second read will happen again in a few years. We loved it that much.
Cassidy had discovered the books on one of her many travels through across the internet universe, hunting down new fiction feats to get her teeth into – and then pass the knowledge onto me, Amos. I have just finished the books so this is me writing this review, but the views are ones we share 🙂
From the very first page of book 1, you are drawn into the sinister world Katniss lives in – called Panem. I came to the conclusion that it was set in America in the very far future, an alternative Earth, a huge place to inhabit all the districts and the various arenas The Hunger Games took place in – all with different climates and features etc.
The first book roared along at a breathless pace, terrifying edge-of-your-seat stuff. And then the ending, the cruelty of the Capitol…Whoah! It blew me away!
The second book was equally terrifying, and a lot more sinister. The twists and turns came at a frantic level, making me never want to put the book down to eat, sleep or go to work. I couldn’t take it! I had to know what happened. Again, the cliff-hanger ending was a great big “HOLY S$$T!”
And so then came the final book. I was so thankful to have it there waiting for me to consume. I cried, I was shocked, I was stunned, I was breathless. If the last one upped the sinister levels, this one catapulted them into the stratosphere! No, beyond that! The darkness came on thick and fast, the twists and turns so devastating. And then the ending, the closing of the this thrilling trilogy…bittersweet is the only word I can use, but it was so much more intense than that. I cried, there was hope but so much sadness. It was a perfect ending, one that made sense and one that I was so happy with. We were both happy with it, despite the tears.
One thing we also liked was that Katniss had her priorities right. Yes, there was romance and a little bit of a triangle. But not really. So much was going on that she didn’t have time for it, she had work to do, lives to save.
So, in conclusion to this little voicing of our love for this series, we both just want to say that we highly recommend this series to anyone. Even if it not your usual thing. Just try this fine piece of Dystopian Fiction.
Thank you for listening 🙂 Follow the link below for the box set of the trilogy. Happy reading.
Peace and love,
Amos and Cassidy x x x x
Posted on June 26, 2012, in BOOK REVIEWS and tagged book of the week, books, fiction, novels, review. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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