We all know this movie is going to hit it out of the park - just like the books did! The only question is.... who will play the main characters!!
After listening to the first Hunger Games book I told myself I wasn't going to read the second one. Not because the first wasn't a wonderful book, but because I didn't know if I could take another round with the world that Suzanne Collins created. But after a couple of days I couldn't say no.
Collins has created a completely believable world, horrific, tragic, bleak and miserable, but completely believable. Sometimes you can see what's coming even though you don't want to. Other times Collins pulls out the unexpected, and they're not cute bunnies coming out of hats. Each new twist either makes me want to cry, or enrages me. You can't read these books without feeling for the characters and hoping, against hope, that all will be well.
The sudden ends of the first two books (I surely hope not the third and final) leave you hanging. Like life unfortunately, as you and the characters hope for the best but don't have a lot of hope for it. The best we can hope for is the survival of the heroes, such as they are.
So now that I've finished this one I didn't even both to wait for the next. It's loaded and ready to go.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
Make sure you read these books in the correct order because you need to have read Book 1 to understand what's going on in Book 2. Time went by so fast while I listened to this book - a great story and really good narration.
Is there an easier way to find the books I just purchased & to get to their download links??
I actually have no idea what to say. I think the book has rendered me speechless. All I can say is that I enjoyed this series so much, number two, Catching Fire especially, that I have stopped reading 2/3 of the way into the 3rd & final book probably because deep down, I don't think I can bear to part from the characters & their world. I just cant stand facing the fact that there are not going to be more. I wish, wish, WISH that the author would add several more to this series. I dont even know that its going to be possible once the book ends, but my goodness. I can tell you that I've never felt this way about a book. Cant say its my favorite book of all times or anything like that, but I can say I've never been so emotionally invested in a story for Gods sake! Much less one thats geared to readers who are probaly my son's age (he's just under 16).
I loved loved loved this series. After listening to The Hunger Games I went right into Catching Fire. I really hoped it would be as good as the first and I was not disappointed. This book was a little slower at the beginning but still interesting and when it got going it was fantastic. The first book had me eager to read the next but the ending of Catching Fire had me immediately starting Mockingjay. I would have gone crazy if the third book had not already been out. I love the narrator and the story line. This book also dives deeper into the Peeta or Gail story line. Everything about this series is great. As with the first book I would recommend Catching Fire to any adult and leave it up to the parents of children since these books are very violent.
This book wasn't bad but could have been so much better. I don't want to give things away by using examples, but lets just say there is a lot of repetition and a ton of missed opportunities. Action could have been used to develop the characters but instead just filled up space.
I'll continue on to the 3rd book as I did enjoy the work but hope the 3rd book lives up to the first.
I finished "Catching Fire" last week, knowing that "Mockingjay" was already out. I thought it used some of the same situations from "Hunger Games" and since I also loved that one, I really enjoyed this one, too. I'm not crazy about the relationship between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, and someone has got to lose out somewhere, so I can't really imagine a happy or uplifting ending. But, I would recommend this book, and even with the low reviews I'll probably get the "Mockinjay", too.
Suzanne Collins simply cannot write. Download this book only if you want to cringe through a sophomoric tale filled with simpleton characters, no subplots, no red herrings and no intelligence.