Okay. This is the big one. As the Twilight films come to an end, the film of this book is supposedly coming into to fill the void.
Rightly so. Without getting into a long Twilight rant THIS is the sort of book I would like. Yes, the main character can be blind to blinding obvious. “He says he likes me…HE’S A GOOD ACTOR!” But the narration is first person present so you can forgive that. At least she does something and kicks butt rather than mope about a corpse. (That’s what vampires are, love. Animated corpses. Stick to werewolves. They have a pulse.)
The book is Battle Royale crossed with The Wind Singer. (I should read that trilogy again. It was fun.) Twelve distrects send two children to go and fight on television to the delight of the Capital and as a warning. (Go on, raise eyebrows and bash reality TV. I’m not stopping you.) Katniss volunteers to take the place of her sister and thus fights for her life.
Am I saying it was a great book? Nope. But it flows and I got invested so that kept me happy.
It’s another one of those series that I feel might be over-hyped. (The fanfiction I read decided to resolve the ending in the exact say way and I read about four or five. Yes, that was a useful way of ending things but REALLY?) But it’s exciting and I hope the film is good. I’m also looking forward to the worried parents exploding at the fact teenagers are killing each other for sport.
I give it FOUR “BERRY SMOOTHIES” out of FIVE
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