Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A fight to the death - on live TV. The game show where you kill or die, and where the winner's prize is survival. In District 12, where Katniss Everdeen lives, life is harsh and brutal, ruled from afar by the all-powerful leaders of the Capitol. The climax of each year is the savage Hunger Games - where twelve boys and twelve girls from each District face each other in a murderous showdown. When sixteen-year-old Katniss is chosen to represent her district in the Games, everyone thinks it's a death sentence. Only one person can survive the horrors of the arena. But plucky Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature...

May the odds be ever in your favour. 

This has been hands down one of the best books I've read in a while.  Suzanne Collins has written this so well that you just have no idea what's coming. *Spoiler* I had an inkling that Katniss wouldn't die because she's the central character in a trilogy but that didn't stop me thinking she would die.  This book greatly deserves the hype surrounding it and it's definitely one I'll read again and again.  I wanted to read it before the film came out (trailer below) and honestly when I first saw the trailer when I went to see Breaking Dawn in the cinema, I didn't think it was for me.  Suzanne sucks you into this world of District 12 and into the premise of The Hunger Games, which is essentially like Big Brother as it's a yearly reality programme watched by all but the only difference is to win the Games, you must kill and survive.  If you like books like The Maze Runner, Uglies, Divergent and even Twilight - you're going to love this book.  As soon as I finished I instantly bought the second book on my Kindle. 

Currently reading: Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

Have you read The Hunger Games? 

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  1. Yeeees. The Hunger Games is an amazing book, isn't it? I decided to read it before the movie comes out, too, and I have to say that I even managed to finish the whole trilogy already. It's just that you get totally drawn into the story and you can't wait to find out how it's going to end, right. Hope you're going to enjoy both Catching Fire and Mockingjay as well - would love to hear your opinion on that, especially as a lot of people tend to say they didn't enjoy them as much as they enjoyed the first one.

    1. I will definitely review them! I'm hoping to finish the trilogy before the film is out but I wont hold my breath, a lot of uni work to do too! x

  2. I have the 3 books on my kindle too. I dont normally read these sorts of books but I have read so many good reviews about them I cant wait to sit down and try them out x


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