I read Twilight in a time where the book was almost nonexistent in the eyes of teenagers or anyone for that matter because apparently the whole world...moreI read Twilight in a time where the book was almost nonexistent in the eyes of teenagers or anyone for that matter because apparently the whole world has read it or is still reading Twilight. I really enjoyed this book and yea Stephanie Meyer isn't the best writer out there but this story is catchy, and even though I think Bella Swan was a pathetic and annoying character I still liked reading about her relationship with Edward because I really liked him as a character because lets face though its embrassing to admit the Edward in the book sounds ten times hotter than the one who plays him in the movies. Before the hype surrounding this novel became to much to bear I really thought highly of this series but that has passed and twilight is just a memory of a book that i enjoyed once but probably won't ever read again but can't bear to take down from my shelves because 1. they look so pretty and 2. because I remember a time when I once was obsessed.(less)
This book was beyond amazing. There has been so much hype about this book that I was put off from wanting to read it. I actually started reading this...moreThis book was beyond amazing. There has been so much hype about this book that I was put off from wanting to read it. I actually started reading this series because I was forced to since I got the last book for Christmas. So I got the first 2 books started hunger games and I was just blown away by the storyline the concept of children fighting to the death on national television with no particular reason beyond entertaining the audience is so horrible but hard to resit reading.
Collins writing is so great that I was angry half the time I was reading this novel because she captured the injustice and inhumane treatment inflicted on these kids so well that there were times where I would pound my fist or tear especially when Rue died!!, I have never felt so devastated at the death of a character. It pissed me off that when you are picked for the Hunger Games, you are spoiled with riches and foods and clothes, everything you long for at home but never have. Its so pathetic that Panem has all this technology where they can save these Districts but chose not to for their selfishness and entertainment. But I'm getting ahead of myself because this is fiction (though not the case in other countries) but this just proves how precise COllin's writing is because I forget that this is fiction.
Even though this isn't twilight, I'm still going to go ahead and say I'm team Peeta. I fell in love with him as soon as Katniss recounted the tale of how he gave her bread on the raining day where she was starving...even though it was burnt, SCREW GALE! I love Peeta fake leg or not!.
I have nothing left to say besides GO READ THIS BOOK if you haven't you wont regret it. (less)
This book was really good. Collins brings all the elements that made Hunger games a success into this sequel. Though at times I felt like things were...moreThis book was really good. Collins brings all the elements that made Hunger games a success into this sequel. Though at times I felt like things were a little fast paced mostly just the ending because I feel like it was written in haste it was still a good read.
It still shocked me that district 12 was destroyed even though I know it was bound to happen because President Snow had it out for Katniss ever since the berries. Even though the quell was a common occurrence in Panem, this Quell game was different especially since the rules about who went in were changed and Katniss and Peeta had to go in once again. I was so surprised that they had to go into the arena again and so sad. I thought this novel was going to focus on Katniss and Peeta being mentors in the games trying to overthrow the capitol or just president snow, but the plot was even better. Now Peeta is captured by the capitol and I can't wait to get my hands on mockingjay and see how hes faring and start getting answers!.
I was so happy that haymitch has a secret organization trying to overthrow the capitol. It makes me so glad to know he isn't just a drunk with great advice on staying alive. Now to Katniss though I feel for the girl and all, she really does pisses me off. Shes so selfish sometimes in her decisions, and I'm glad she acknowledges that herself, she doesn't deserve Peeta. Hes so selfless and humble and loving. When Katniss had that moment where she chose Gale, in that moment I wished I could make my hand go in the book and slap that ungrateful little idiot in the face. But I felt better when she finally opens her eyes towards the end and though she doesn't say the worlds "I love him" or whatever we got the sense when she describes the kiss she had with Peeta that she does love him probably more than Gale (YES!). Now I'm just so scared for Peeta what is going to happen to the best character in the book! I honestly could care less about Katniss, I just love Peeta. Katniss is such a strong willed determined rebellious person, all the qualities I love in a heroine...but shes such a dunce sometimes making stupid decisions. But I need her alive because if she dies we lose our narrator and Peeta would be miserable =(.
And another thing I hated the ending with her and Gale yuck!. I can't stand Gale something is fishy about him I don't care how long katniss has known him that kid had some loose screws in the head and hes about to snap into insanity!. (less)
I absolutely loved Mockingjay. It was such a great finale to such an amazing series. I must first mention that Katniss is no longer under my dislike l...moreI absolutely loved Mockingjay. It was such a great finale to such an amazing series. I must first mention that Katniss is no longer under my dislike list. I came to respect her character more in this novel. Her defiance in the first Hunger Games is what set this revolution in motion.
Many of my favorite characters died in this book which was so sad to see, I was hoping that they would come back like HAHA we didn't die especially Finnick whom I grew to love but no he didn't. Finnick shouldn't have died right after he found his love again. Especially after all he had been through, a sex slave to others when his one true love was out there (tear).
Moving on to Peeta. It was so sad to read how he was being tortured by the Capitol or more specifically President Snow (the bastard). I was so happy when the rebels went to rescue him and succeeded, but boy was it a shock that he was programmed to kill Katniss but at the same time i loved it, (AWESOME STORYLINE I THINK SO). But it would have just been to easy just to rescue Peeta and get him back so easy. Poor Peeta always the one getting the brunt of everything, but this experience opened up Katniss eyes to how unappreciated Peeta was by her.
Now Gale might now have turned out to be the psycho I envisioned but he came close enough. He became a calculated cold blooded killer...which is worse. Though no one knows which bomb ended up killing all those people and especially Prim, but he was right along with the other rebels making this killing machine. YES I KNOW Gale had every right to want to kill and get revenge i understand that completely but my problem with him was that he had no problem killing innocents to get his revenge. In a way hes no different that Snow. Katniss and him weren't meant for each other I don't care how many times they went hunting or blah blah because 1) That Prim incident will always have hanged over there heads 2)She never could forget about the boy with the bread.
I thought President Snow got off way to easy. WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT!?. He deserved to suffer so much more than he did because his death in the end was just way to easy. And thats because Katniss had been to busy executing Coin which made me so happy because that was one calculating power seeking bitch!. But I would have loved to see Katniss chop of Presidents Snow head off or shoot an arrow into his head but at least he died.
I loved the ending. Katniss and Peeta and Haymitch back together again. They were from the start a family. At first I thought Katniss was going to end up alone which wouldn't have bothered me because after everything she had been through how could she ever love anyone? but yes I was practically squealing like a schoolgirl when I read the Epilogue. Yes a bit cheesy but then again just about right. Them having kids 15 years later was just the icing on the cake.
This series all together deserves 5 stars because it was just soooo amazing. I loved it and I know a movie is coming out about it in 2012 but I'm pretty sure they are going to butcher it like movies always do but I'm still going to go see it because I loved this series so much.
I recommend it to everyone! especially Guys because this is one series that they will enjoy because its filled with action and suspense and twist.
This book was sitting on my shelf for over a year and I never picked it up because the beginning chapter was confusing at first and I didn't like it s...moreThis book was sitting on my shelf for over a year and I never picked it up because the beginning chapter was confusing at first and I didn't like it so I let it sit there collecting dust for over a year. When I finally decided to give it another try I was pretty pissed when I realized the time i wasted neglecting this book because it was so amazing!. Theres a lot of hype surrounding this book and its very well deserved because the writing and story line it just absolutely brilliant! i literally fell in love with Mikeal despite him being a bit of a womanizer (well its not his fault that hes so irresistible). As for Lisbeth I just loved loved loved (yea thats right used it three times) her character, and I love how the protagonist of this story isn't a cliche of your typical Barbie doll women that most writers tend to create. This book gives you everything you want in a novel crime,a love story, suspense...the list goes on.(less)
This book was not hard to get into. Though embarrassing to admit I didn't know Golden was a male writer till I decided to look at the mini biography a...moreThis book was not hard to get into. Though embarrassing to admit I didn't know Golden was a male writer till I decided to look at the mini biography about the author. But that just shows how convincing and great Golden is as a writer. I did enjoy the book hence why I gave it four stars but the ending was ehhh not what I really expected because I feel like throughout the whole novel we were given so much details and the narrator explained everything so vividly that you could get a snapshop of what was happening so clearly in your head but then when the ending came it was a rushed "so and so died, and so and so finally got together" not much details was provided just a few paragraphs so that was kind of upsetting. Overall this was a good read.(less)
LAWDDDDD this book was amazing. I didn't know this was a book, like hundreds of other Americans I picked up this book because I saw the movie and it w...moreLAWDDDDD this book was amazing. I didn't know this was a book, like hundreds of other Americans I picked up this book because I saw the movie and it was amazing, I laughed and cried watching the movie I was like "THERE'S A BOOK I MUST READ it" and so I picked it up and I was hooked from the beginning. I'm glad to say the movie didn't change much and if they did it was small details that didn't take away from the story.
The characters in this story are amazing and so well developed that I hated the villains viciously and loved the good ones and cried and laughed along with them.
The only thing I have to say is that I feel like the story is not finished yet and that there should be another book. Because we don't really know what happens in the lives of these characters afterwards, its like I have to assume Skeeter becomes successful in new york and finds a true love, or that Abilene gets a new job and is able to support herself after getting fired, and that Yule may eventually gets out of jail or that Minny ends up finding a place of her own after the whole Leroy incident. Despite this I still loved the book, its up there in my favorite categories! I LOVE IT (less)
BEWARE: I talk a lot of crap about this book and Meyers so read at your own risk.
This book doesn't even deserve the two stars I gave it, but I'm being...moreBEWARE: I talk a lot of crap about this book and Meyers so read at your own risk.
This book doesn't even deserve the two stars I gave it, but I'm being generous because there was some parts that I did enjoy in this book. But first off Meyers leaves some questions unanswered like how it was possible for Bella to miraculously be able to have this force field type thing in her brain. I mean it had been building up in the last three novels that I was expecting some in dept detail that would leave me with my jaw hanging open but I guess thats expecting to much from Meyers since she isn't the best writer out there and this book proved it. I was expecting this insane fight between the Cullens/Bella/Good Vamps VS The Volturi (another thing that had been built up in the last three novels) and all we got was a few pages of a pathetic battle that I could have written in a couple of hours (give or take a few). And then renesme or however you spell her name. I must admit it was pretty interesting to have that aspect in the book but it was so hypocritical of Meyers to even include this in her novel after stating that she doesn't like to write about blood shed or whatnot or too much violence in her books yet promoting teen pregnancy and teen marriage isn't a problem for her? geez Meyers make up your mind about your morals they seem a bit mixed up.
Some things I like is that finally Bella made up her god damn mind about who she wanted to stay with because her going back in forth in that love triangle was probably one of the most annoying things I've ever had to read, and I thought it was pretty hilarious yet a predictable twist of Jacob imprinting on her daughter but still funny because it pissed Bella off. I would have given this book three stars if bella would have died because that would have been an unexpected twist that would have made me smile. Another thing I liked in this novel is seeing things from the perspective of Jacob because seriously as you can probably tell Bella really annoyed me and I liked reading things from someone else's perspective, not that I like Jacob or anything yea yea I'm team edward bla bla bla bla.
Overall a book so thick you would think all your questions would be answered and all your expectations (or at least some were fulfilled) but instead its just the musings of a mediocre writer. (less)
I love reading historical romance novels, and though Jane Eyre may not be under the same category as Brenda Joyce or Johanna Lindsey, I still wanted t...moreI love reading historical romance novels, and though Jane Eyre may not be under the same category as Brenda Joyce or Johanna Lindsey, I still wanted to read it. I had read Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 2 years before and I loved it but it was a difficult read and if I haven't been reading it in college at the time I probably wouldn't have been able to get through it.So when I picked up Jane Eyre, I was intimidated, but like always I was proven wrong. Charlotte's writing is eloquent and there's definitely a difference in her writing then what the authors are writing in this century. Despite this the novel wasn't hard to read at all.
Moving on to the heroine of this story, Jane Eyre. I don't think I've sympathized so much for a character before. I love Jane. She went through so much and was treated so poorly I wanted to reach into the book and wring the necks of everyone who had mistreated her. Despite all the hardships she had to endure she was a strong girl because she was so young only 19.
Jane Eyre has been deprived of a happy childhood after she was left orphaned when her parents died. She was raised by her step-aunt who just happen to be a real bitch who never showed her any love and who raised demon children, 3 to be exact. She was an inconvenience and another mouth to feed. So she grew up isolated with books has her only companion.
Fast forward a couple of years after graduating from an all girl school she becomes governess to this girl whose care taker Mr. Rochester is a mystery and ugly a harsh looking man, not handsome at all, yet Jane falls in love even though she doesn't tell us readers at first flat out but we figure it out for ourselves. I love Janes character though she was an independent girl and very strong. I don't want to give the story away but I really loved how Jane stood up for herself in this novel, she stood true to herself throughout this whole book. In the end she saved Mr. Rochester (not in a omg hes locked in a building thats on fire way) but she saved him from himself and thats all I'm going to say because this is a book you have to read to really understand.
I loved this book and it deserves more than 5 stars!(less)
This book was amazing. I wanted to write a full review about its greatness but my words will not do this book justice, it is just one of the books you...moreThis book was amazing. I wanted to write a full review about its greatness but my words will not do this book justice, it is just one of the books you have to read yourself to fully understand.(less)