December 15, 2011

Bookshelf: Hunger Games

Well folks if you haven't heard of these books you have to have been living under a rock. This set of what they are calling teen novels is amazing. I wouldn't consider them teen novels at all. Okay so there is some teenage relationship drama/angst but that's about as teen as it gets.

So just a quick run down for those of you haven't seen the trailer yet and really want to read the books before seeing the movie. Because well let's be honest the books are always better...right?!?! RIGHT!

Main character is Katniss Everdeen, she is living in a post apocalyptic America that is now called Panem. Panem is run by the Capitol and split up into 12 districts. Each year or every 4 years or something of that nature they have "the hunger games" where kids ranging from 12 - 18 (2 from each district) have to battle to the death in a man made arena. Intrigued yet??

Let's just say this book was nothing and everything I thought it was going to be. There are star crossed lovers, lover quarrels, bugs, birds, arrows, guns, bombs, mutts of all nature and kind. There are lots of drugs and almost death scenes. It was a powerful set of 3 books that really shows off the strength of human nature and what people will do for the ones they love.

I give these books a big set of Emway thumbs up!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED these books. I'm seriously considering reading at least the first before I go see the movie in the spring. Seriously... it is such a good story with so many perfect twists and plot lines. It was one of those where I truly felt I knew the characters. So so so good.