So, I have this problem with books made into movies. If I see the movie before the book, there's little chance I can read the book. Regardless of howSo, I have this problem with books made into movies. If I see the movie before the book, there's little chance I can read the book. Regardless of how much I liked/loved/adored the film. I bet its because books are much more descriptive and, having watched the movie and knowing what's gonna happen beforehand, it is easier for me to get bored. It happened to me with Lord of the Rings, it happened with Interview with a Vampire, and in much different note, with The Vampire Diaries -which is not technically a movie, and it is not really based on the book that much but still. I've always wanted to read The Hunger Games, and when I first heard this was gonna be made into a movie I could almost hear the ticking clock. So I finally read it.
There's not much to say cause so many reviews have been written about this but let me just say, I started it yesterday afternoon and finished it somewhere around.. 2 a.m? I literally couldn't put it down. As rarely happens with other books, there was not one page that bored me. I skipped nothing. Hooray for me. I was hooked from the very beginning and that's probably because of the narrator. Katniss is such a great character, and so are all the rest. Even the ones who weren't supposed to be relevant had a depth other authors can only dream of. Its so good having a heroine -and hero- who are actually smart. Good for Suzanne Collins ツ
The whole world it's set in makes the book both disturbing and exciting really (not to be morbid or anyting, lol) but the whole reality TV situation and how they had to manipulate viewers to achieve things was strangely familiar. It was the most gripping novel I read in a long time. 5 ✮, AMAZING!...more
I can't stop rambling about how awesome this series is. There's not much to say, it keeps getting better and better. Whenever I approach a book that h I can't stop rambling about how awesome this series is. There's not much to say, it keeps getting better and better. Whenever I approach a book that has a huge legion of fans and 5 stars ratings I'm always scared I'm not gonna like it. Maybe because I inmediately have high expectations and figure everything from then on will feel flat, but this was so not the case. What a jumble of emotions this is.
So... I love Peeta. Seriously. He's amazing. Totally drool over material (Does that exist anyway?). In the beginning of the book I was rooting for Gale. He's also great. I just loved how the whole love triangle was written. I liked that while Katniss didn't know what to do or didn't quite understand what she was feeling, she never did anything that wasn't in the purpose of helping someone. I don't think I remember a character that's so selfless and egoless (?) I think I keep making up words. At some point I just wanted her to make up her mind and pick one.. But then again, I didn't. I wouldn't know who to pick, either. I didn't want her to give any of them up yet. I bet when the time finally comes for her to do so it will be heartbreaking.
This is definitely one of my favorite series now. But I have just one more thing to add: FUCK YOU FUCKING ENDING!!! Grr I hate you! Sorry for all the effs in there but that was my honest reaction. Now I have no choice but to read Mockingjay rightaway! I was planning to give it a break, maybe study a bit cause let's face it, that area is in serious need of my attention right now.. or, I don't now, live life or something, lol, but that ship has sailed.. as for the next hours or so.. See you then! ♣ ...more
I usually rush through books. Especially those I love. I have this hunger (hunger hehe, get it?) to know what will happen rightaway. Then, if I like i I usually rush through books. Especially those I love. I have this hunger (hunger hehe, get it?) to know what will happen rightaway. Then, if I like it I can always read it again and again. But I took my time reading this cause I honestly didn't want it to finish. But to sum it all up, it was completely AMAZING ♥
I think I liked the first two better, but still there's no way I can give it less than 5 stars, even if there were things I didn't like. Or just one: the ending. I'm actually torn and have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, I feel it was the perfect ending, and it totally fits the rest of the story. But on the other hand, I can't help but feel like there's a scene missing. We spent three books experiencing Katniss' building relationship with both guys, and while I liked the turn of events, I always thought she would eventually choose. She didn't. Life just turned out that way. (view spoiler)[What if Gale stayed, too? Maybe things would've turn out the same way, but I still felt she never got the chance to decide. And even if those last paragraphs were meant to be her decision, I would've preferred the author showed us that, rather than simply tell us. (hide spoiler)]
But all in all, I completely adored this series and I thank every single one of the friends who recommended them to me. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>...more
I would've given this 4 stars if it wasn't for the ending. What the hell? 75% of the book was pretty great, I really liked the whole idea of the SocieI would've given this 4 stars if it wasn't for the ending. What the hell? 75% of the book was pretty great, I really liked the whole idea of the Society and how people are matched by technology and studies. Creepy, but interesting nonetheless. I liked the characters and the love story was believable and sweet. The love triangle: nothing new there. The thing is, even though I get that some books are part of a series and they are bound to end in some sort of cliffhanger, this book really has no ending whatsoever, so you're pretty much left with nothing, like you've read half a story. A good story, yes, but not even close to be finished. ...more