I absolutely loved this book. Katniss started off as a character that I had a hard time relating to because of her attitude. But as I got to know herI absolutely loved this book. Katniss started off as a character that I had a hard time relating to because of her attitude. But as I got to know her story and see how her mind worked I really, really liked her. She was hard, but only because she had to be to take care of her family. But she loved her sister very much and her mother, even if she was angry at her. And her relationship with Gale in the beginning and Peeta later on were very interesting. I loved the love plot that didn't overpower the rest of the story.
I enjoyed the politics behind the Hunger Games before the games even started. It was something very familiar to the present day set in an unfamiliar future. And the Game itself was very brutal and kept me on the edge of my seat. Even if I knew the basic ending it was still very suspenseful. I was a bit sad at the loss of certain characters that you grew to know somewhat.
Overall, the story was amazing. It had a great plot and wonderful characters to carry the story. The ending left me wanting to read the rest, which is the point I guess. lol I will definitely be buying the last two books very soon....more
I loved the story that the book told as well as the storytelling itself. I'm normally not a fan of the first person point of view but it was very wellI loved the story that the book told as well as the storytelling itself. I'm normally not a fan of the first person point of view but it was very well done in this novel. It's told to you instead of just at you, like you are actually conversing with the narrator or someone is telling you a story in person, with all of the tangents and interruptions that sometimes can happen.
The history of the world in this novel was very fascinating and I look forward to seeing more of it in the rest of the series. Despite the difference in society and religion to our world, it was very true to life. History is written by the winners, and therefore it's not necessarily the complete truth, if there's any truth to it at all.
The characters were in general very well fleshed out. Some characters, such as Scimina were a bit flat but that didn't take away from the story at all. Sometimes it's nice to have at least one straightforward villain, to help hide the hidden ones a bit better. I loved Nahadoth's character as well as Yeine's. They were both strong characters that stayed true to themselves despite the risks. Sieh was my favorite though. :D
Overall, it was a great book that I can read again and again. I plan to read more books by this author....more