Saturday, April 16, 2011

BR: The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games By: Suzanne Collins 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 steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.


COVER: The cover wasn't what drew me in, nomatter how cool that pin is. It was all the reviews, good reviews I might add.

REVIEW: This book is for people who love action, bloody action. With a little pinch of romance. I loved the action and romance, but it didn't meet my expectations. Its also a little to rough for my liking, but I'd recomend it for people with a love for blood. The plot was okay, but it had a few holes in it. And i didn't like how they didn't put a time in the book. Like, was it in the future, past, or present? Also, the book didn't hook me in. I only kept reading it because of the good reviews and a close friend of mine recomended it, highly. The romance was sad, it almost made me tear up more than the deaths did. There are two more books in the series, you will want to read the sequels 'cause there is a cliff hanger ending. But you won't feel the urge to go buy it, just put it on your hold lists at the library.

BR: If I Stay By: Gayle Forman

If I Stay By: Gayle Forman

In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck....

A sophisticated, layered, and heartachingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make - and the ultimate choice Mia commands.


COVER: I have to admit this cover drew me in more than the first one. And i liked the inside flap/cover of the cracked glass kinda also drew me in.

REVIEW: Ok, warning do not read this in public because you will probably tear up a little or alot. But don't worry there's still tons of humor. This book is so heartacheingly beautiful you won't be able to put it down even for a second, you'll probably go to the bathroom with it. The hardest decision she has to make is whether to stay with Adam, her friends, the world, etc. Or join her parents in death. And each time she starts to get serious about leaving her condition gets worse, or better if she thinks happy thoughts. The ending might come as a shocker, with how the book goes. The romance is extremly beautiful and it makes me cry when she thinks about past memories with him. Ok, I know I'm switchin topics super fast, but yeah.... Anyway, yes there is a sequal written from Adam's POV. And its pretty awesome to.