Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Book Recommendation!

I know we've never posted book review/recommendations here before, but as writers, we all read. A lot. So why not talk about the books we love? We'll try doing these every Friday, and see how it goes.

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (September 14, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439023483

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "TheHunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

This book is not to be missed. It grips you from the very first page and--like the ladder that lifts Katnis into the hovercraft--it holds you there. I read until I had a splitting headache, took a motrin and went back at it. Collins creates such remarkable characters and throws them into a vivid world where anything can happen and their every move is monitored by people who would rather see them die a gruesome death, than have a scrap of food. There were times I wanted to scream a warning at Katnis! And times I wanted to cry right along with her. This book has it all. A must read!

As most of you probably know, the cover for the third book in this series, Mockingjay, was just released. If you haven't seen it, here it is.
The Hunger Games - Book Three - by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Suzanna Collins. 8.24.10.

Notice from the first book, the bird is gold and enclosed in a circle. By book 2, the bird is more realistic, and here she's alive and broken free from the circle. Cool, right?
Feels like I am the last person to read this book, but better late than never!


  1. I love this series! As in love, love, love!

    I hadn't seen the final cover yet, but I love the symbolism. I'm totally preordering this one!

  2. Everyone I know has been telling me to read this one. I do and I LOVE it. I have to go get the second one and I HOPE I can get an ARC of the third at Book Expo.

  3. I can't wait for the 3rd one -- I read the first two in a couple hours and loved the second book even more than the first!

  4. I can't wait to get the second one. I may have to put the other books I already have on hold for it.

  5. I loved the second book even more too! (Which is saying a lot because I LOVED the first one.) I have had book three on pre-order for like two months now! It's only $8.50 on amazon! I can't wait to read it.

  6. I loved this book. Could not put it down!!! Can't wait for my Catching Fire to finally arrive. Erg, it's taking forever. Isn't that a beautiful cover for the third book?

  7. Can. Not. Wait. for Mockingjay. Seriously. Is it August yet?


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