Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed SetThe Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

  • ISBN-13: 9780545265355
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Source: Purchased

Synopsis:

Hunger Games:

Could you survive on your own, in the wild, with everyone out to make sure you don’t live to see the morning?

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival

Catching Fire:

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Mockingjay:

The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Who do they think should pay for the unrest?

Katniss Everdeen.

The final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins will have hearts racing, pages turning, and everyone talking about one of the biggest and most talked-about books and authors in recent publishing history!!!!

My Thoughts:

I reviewed Hunger Games way back in April but just got around to reading the second two books in the series so I thought that this time around I would review the series as a whole instead of each book individually.  As a series, there was good continuity and flow between the books and never really left me feeling like there was some huge cliff hanger.  There are twists and turns in this series that I never saw coming and that was most of my enjoyment.  I did get a bit frustrated with the love circle and the lengths that it was taken too.  For some people, I can see the draw but it just annoyed me.  I know there are a ton of opinions on this series but I enjoyed them and the fact that they were pretty quick reads.  There were times I cried and others that I just got plain frustrated with what was going on.  I think the the first book was still may favorite.

My Rating:

4 Penguins

One thought on “Review: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

  1. The second book was my favorite and Mockingjay was a DNF for me. I read the spoilers so I could find out what happened but I just couldn’t read the whole thing.

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