Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Booktastic:The Hunger Games Trilogy

I think it's time for a little Booktastic action, don't you?

It's been awhile since I reviewed a book, even though I've read like a million since my last Booktastic review.

Whatever, life has been a little...shitty lately.

But I have read a few good books recently and want to get the word out there.

So, here goes.

From goodreads.com

Book #1 The Hunger Games:

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual 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 steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

I'm not going to put the synopsis for the other 2 books because they give away the ending of the first book.

My review:

As with many trilogies the first book is the best, but the trilogy as a whole is worth the read. All 3 of these I couldn't put down and I flew threw them, each only taking only 2 or 3 days to finish. My husband read them as well and also found that he read them really quickly and he tends to take his time with books where as I plow through them.

I had a very perverse fascination with the premise of this book, which is a game to the death watched on live TV where the contestants are children. It's a rather horrifying premise but makes for a fascinating read.

I highly recommend the trilogy.


  1. I read these last year and I loved them! I was a bit skeptical at first, but I was really surprised.

  2. I loved the Hunger Games series! When people ask me what it's about, I don't want to tell them because I know they will think it's too weird to read! But I thought it was great! - Alyssa

  3. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I'm so sorry for your recent losses...

    I just finished the first Hunger Games. Good to know the rest are just as good. I am definitely buying the second one tonight for the plane :)

  4. I heard about this book/series and that is was amazing! Ill have to pick it up soon.

  5. I adored the Hunger Games trilogy! Couldn't put them down and can't wait for the movie to come out next year!