Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Review // Catching Fire & Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins

If you haven't read these books, I urge you not to read the blurbs as they give a lot away!


Catching Fire - Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped to create. As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.






Mockingjay - Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans - everyone except Katniss. And yet she must play the most vital part in the final battle. Katniss must become their Mockingjay - the symbol of rebellion - no matter what the personal cost.







Books 2 and 3 of The Hunger Games Trilogy were not a disappointment. Admittedly, it took a while for me to get interested in Catching Fire because of the love story that seemed to be the main focus. Whilst I love a good romance just like everybody else, I felt (and still do to a degree) that there was too much focus on the relationships between Katniss/Peeta/Gale. Just a few chapters in though and I was hooked once again! The Capitol and the Districts really interest me and dystopian novels are definitely right up my street just lately.
Mockingjay definitely impressed me more than Catching Fire but for different reasons. The imagery and certain scenes depicted in Mockingjay were truly disturbing and unexpected. It was hard to say goodbye to characters that i'd grown to love and feel protective of but with the release of the movie this weekend, I have a feeling that The Hunger Games are here to stay and are about to become even bigger :)


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