Saturday, September 18, 2010

24. Mockingjay (Hunger Games Book #3)

by Suzanne Collins (390 pp)

Well, of course I had to drop everything and finish the series. (Sorry Gary) I think this is my least favorite of the three although I still enjoyed it. It felt a tad long and sometimes cartoony over-the-top and I can't be too specific because of spoilers. Overall I recommend the series.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

23. Catching Fire (Hunger Games Book #2)

by Suzanne Collins (391 pp)

I finished Book #1 last week and since I didn't have book #2 in my hands yet, I started a different book (Super Sad True Love Story). Then I went and bought #2 and #3. I intended to finish SSTLS and then break open this. But there was a particular plot issue that I really needed to know about that I figured would at least be hinted at in the first chapter and I could satisfy my curiosity and then go back and finish SSTLS since I already started it.

Next thing I knew I was on page 260 and missed lunch. So be warned. I'm not going to say much to avoid possible spoilers but I liked this book a great deal, too.

Friday, September 10, 2010

22. The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins (374 pp.)

This book is fantastic. It's a YA book set in the future where the US is reduced to a bright shiny all-powerful capitol ruling twelve districts. The Hunger Games are an annual event where each district sends two kids to violent survival game where the last kid alive wins. The story is dark and disturbing and really good. The entire series is written. Number 3 came out last week. I only have to wait until Monday when I'll pick up that and book #2. Super highly recommended.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

21. A Storm of Swords

by George R. R. Martin (1128 pp.)

Damn you Denise! My sister-in-law started me on this series. She did warn me that it wasn't finished when she gave me the first one. She didn't warn me that everyone dies. Even the good people. Often in gruesome ways. The first was book #9 and the second book #19. I have book #4, which is the last one written out of seven planned supposedly, at the office but I'm going to hold off for a little while. I've just done over 2000 pages of grim, gore and treachery in a month. I need to read a few lighter things.