May the Odds be Ever in Your Favor!

9.05.2011

“Winning means fame and fortune.
Losing means certain death.
The Hunger Games have begun…”

This is probably one of the best trilogy's or series I have ever read. Looking back, I should have tried them the first time I ever read a blog post about them. But thankfully, reading is one of those things where better late than never is actually true. I already read the first book twice and will more than likely read the second one again in the coming weeks. 

Yeah. I'm that person.  But I only do it with books that I really like because I tend to read faster when I really like a book since I can't wait to see what happens next. And since this is the case,  I inevitably catch something the second time around.

I also discovered that trying to describe these books to someone that hasn't read them and probably won't read them, is quite a feat. They're fictional-fantasy, but not to the same degree as "Harry Potter" or "Twilight". The time frame is phrased as "the not so distant future" and I'd say that's pretty accurate because there are a handful of statements in the three books alluding to what used to be in the land that is now Panem. The citizens of Panem live in 12 "Districts", though there were originally 13. But after an uprising against the Capitol, the 13th district was destroyed and the Hunger Games were born so that the remaining 12 districts will always remember that the Capitol rules all....

I do realize that there are a myriad of synopsis available throughout the world wide web, so I'll stop there. But this book provides twist and turns that you'll never see coming. It grips you, holds on and doesn't let go even after you've finished. They are wonderfully written and entertaining.
please note the cute pup in the background
Obviously, I feel that these books are worth reading, but I'd love to know if you have read this series what you thought and if not, if you're planning on it!

p.s. the movie is coming to theaters on March 23rd and I totally plan on seeing it!

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Fash Boulevard said...

i haven't but i've heard great things. the cast for the movie is great, but i really didn't like the teaser. great post. Would love if you'd check out my tribute to Rachel Zoe in honor of tonight's premier. xoxo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

Kristyn Ellen said...

I'm sorry, I was all set to comment but what in the world is with this shameless self promotion? It's still spam even if she managed to relate it to the entry. Ew.

ANYWAYS -- everyone is telling me to read these books! I am on book two of HP. I'm trying to determine whether I should take a detour or not.. hmm. :)Decorate for fall yet?

Chris Coker said...

I am in the process of reading "The Hunger Games" now. It's really great so far!

Alyssa said...

i think i need to read these! lately ive been seeing so many positive things about these books.. yep you talked me into it! officially added to my must read asap list.

Emma said...

I've heard great things about these books! I'll def. add them to my reading list! Love your blog! :)

Brooke said...

Oh my goodness I love these books too! I wish I wasn't moving in November, we could have gone to see the movie together!

Karm said...

I finally read this series a few months ago. And I did a book blunder. haha you will probably laugh about me once you read about it.
Great series though, I can't wait for the movie,

 
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