I had been told to read this book for a couple years now, and I kept putting it off because it didn't seem the sort of book I would typically like. WeI had been told to read this book for a couple years now, and I kept putting it off because it didn't seem the sort of book I would typically like. Well, let me say I shouldn't have waited, I couldn't put this book down! I read the entire thing in one day, even holding it while I was cooking dinner, and staying up way past midnight to finish. Suzanne's first book in her trilogy tells the story of Katniss, a young girl brave enough to give her own life in return for someone she loves. She lives in a harsh world, where there is never enough and the people are kept as slaves for the enjoyment of an elite class that live in the "capital". Katniss has managed to make the best of her life and form her own trading niche and keep herself and family alive.. Then one day everything changes and she's forced to join the thing that has always scared her the most, The Hunger Games. The way Katniss plays these games out, and the ingenuity and spirit she has is what makes this book so great. Not to mention the characters are all very realistic and fleshed out, and you almost feel as if they could be you if you were in their situation. Great Read!...more
So I accidently started this book first, and really wasn't lost at all. I bought the first book, thinking it was the second book, so I'm going to haveSo I accidently started this book first, and really wasn't lost at all. I bought the first book, thinking it was the second book, so I'm going to have to backtrack a bit. I find the latest style of not numbering books on covers to be annoying, and authors should start numbering again. Anyways, the fact that I wasn't lost, and didn't realize this was the second book kinda bothers me. Makes me feel like the first book is going to be even worse then this one. I know a lot of these sorts of books have a slow start, and I should give this series a bit more of a chance, but i can't help but be a bit disappointed with this book. It felt like the story was very common, the dialogue idiotic, and the characters unlikable. There wasn't really anything that set this book apart, other then the bad writing. I really didn't even like the sex scenes, finding them a little too risque for me, or just boring. I guess if your a fan of the PNR genre go ahead and give it a chance, but don't be surprised that if like me, you find this series a bit lacking. ...more
Pretty darn awful, although the end redeemed the book a bit. I sorta liked the lesson that she wasn't able to go back and change the past, and the twiPretty darn awful, although the end redeemed the book a bit. I sorta liked the lesson that she wasn't able to go back and change the past, and the twist on the antidote and Ramon's relationship. The rest of the book was awful! Whiny, pitiful, childish, and all the other horrible teenage melodrama junk you can think of. Normally I can read YA books because the teenagers or young adults are fairly mature and think normally. This book.. well you can hardly believe the main character isn't 12 with how she acts at times. She's very weak and naive, and easily manipulated.
Damen is a ridiculous hero, since he's supposed to be ancient and powerful, and yet does absolutely nothing but fall victim in this book. Really? 600 years old and that's how he acts? Lusting after a teenage girl, getting upset when she doesn't give it up, and falling victim to a poison that even idiotic Ever can taste? I found the whole idea that he would easily fall victim to this, and would not know about the whereabouts of his fellow immortals, or what they were up to, all incredibly dumb. I suppose you can read this book if your 12-14 and enjoy it, or if your able to completely turn your brain off. Sadly I've already bought the 3rd, so now I'm going to have to subject myself to reading that one also. ...more