In an intricate fantasy setting fully of nature's beauty and violence, Kaede and Taisin go north through a wintry dying landscape to visit the Fairy Q...moreIn an intricate fantasy setting fully of nature's beauty and violence, Kaede and Taisin go north through a wintry dying landscape to visit the Fairy Queen. If they find her, will summer come again? A lovely quest romance. Kaede and Taisin's feelings for each other make them both weak in the knees and strong in spirit.(less)
While this book has plenty of exciting action scenes, it is more about the relationship between two brothers and trying to have respect for the dead i...moreWhile this book has plenty of exciting action scenes, it is more about the relationship between two brothers and trying to have respect for the dead in a dangerous world. It's a zombie story with a big heart. (less)
Sam LaCroix is nineteen, a college drop-out, a fast food worker, and a necromancer. He’s only just found out this last thing. His mother hid it from h...moreSam LaCroix is nineteen, a college drop-out, a fast food worker, and a necromancer. He’s only just found out this last thing. His mother hid it from him as an attempt to protect him from the likes of Douglas Montgomery, a powerful necromancer who either wants to make Sam his apprentice, or kill him and take his power. Sam has one week to decide. Over the course of this week he discovers the existence of all kinds of paranormal beings, gets captured by Douglas (and thrown in a cell with a fascinating were-hound girl), and must learn to use his powers to save himself, his friends and his family.
This book is at turns scary, funny, and sweet. Sam is a likable protagonist, obviously under a lot of stress due to the recent discovery of his powers. He has close family and friends who support him and make for an amusing cast of side characters. Sam’s romance in captivity with half-fey half-werewolf Brid, is sweet. A lot of magical elements in the book are introduced quickly, which has me hoping for a sequel. (less)
The Hunger Games is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss, who has grown up in the country of Panem. It is made up of twelve districts, and Katn...moreThe Hunger Games is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Katniss, who has grown up in the country of Panem. It is made up of twelve districts, and Katniss lives in the lowliest of them, District 12.
Every year two ‘tributes’, ages 12-18, from each district are elected and brought to the Capital and placed in an environment where they must fight to the death, until there is only one survivor.
Katniss offers to go for her sister, Prim, when she is elected. She and fellow sixteen-year-old, Peeta, are the tributes for District 12. They both believe that they are doomed until Peeta makes a bold move during the interviews that send everyone in Panem in a frenzy.
The book is gripping and holds you on the edge of your seat. You don’t know what’s going to happen next and wonder if you can trust the people that Katniss encounters.
The climax of the story is the best moment of the book. It’s a surprise that you don’t see coming with a result that makes you wonder what’s going to happen next.
The games bring out the worst in people as a whole and you get to see what people would do when their lives are desperate. Katniss must decide if she should stay true to her character or become a pawn in the Capital’s game.
In the final installment of thetrilogy, we once again find Katniss Everdeen trying to cope with the events that occured in her second trip to the Hung...moreIn the final installment of the trilogy, we once again find Katniss Everdeen trying to cope with the events that occured in her second trip to the Hunger Games. She is thrown right in the middle of everything and they call on her to become the face for the rebellion in District 13.
Katniss learns that it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. She is heavily guarded at all times and her freedom is pretty much out the door.
President Snow has his own tricks up his sleeves. He uses Peeta as a way to speak to her and try and get her to slow down her attempts to keep up the rebellion.
The story is a little slower to get started then the other two, but once it gets going, it holds on to you until the very end. Relationships will forever be challenged and changed in this story and Katniss will finally figure out what it is that she wants in her life.
This book not only challenges Katniss in every possible way, but it changes the views on many of the characters that you have met and got to know in the first two books. The ending ties the story together and the epilogue leaves you knowing with a feeling of peace.
In the second book of the trilogy, we meet up with Katniss Everdeen who has just survived the Hunger Games with Peeta Mellark. While mostly everyone i...moreIn the second book of the trilogy, we meet up with Katniss Everdeen who has just survived the Hunger Games with Peeta Mellark. While mostly everyone is celebrating her victory, President Snow sees something different.
President Snow threatens her safety, along with all the others in District 12 unless she can convince she acted out of love. so with the help of Peeta, Katniss has to prove to President Snow along with all of Panem that she wasn't trying to start a rebellion.
This book offers the same race and agility as you saw in the first book. The ending to the story was far greater then the first one and it keeps you wanting to read on.
The best writing is within the relationships between the characters. Katniss has a connection to the two main men in her life, Peeta and Gale. She must try to figure out her feelings for each one, while trying to do what she thinks is best for everyone in her life.
The writing is fast-paced and creative and keeps the audience at the edge of their seat, anxiously waiting to see how the story is going to end.