Thursday, 28 July 2011

Book Review No. 19!

I know that everyone and their dog has read this book so you probably could care less about this review, but it’s like this. I’m doing it anyway. This is my challenge to myself to review all the books I read in 2011 so that I can look back on them in the future.

Feel free to press the little x at the top of your screen. Really I won’t be offended..I’m tougher than I look. (mostly)


After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying... The terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.

First 5 sentences…I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air. My muscles are clenched tight against the cold. If a pack of wild dogs were to appear at this moment, the odds of scaling the tree before they attacked me are not in my favour. I should get up, move around, and work the stiffness from my limbs. But instead I sit, as motionless as the rock beneath me, while the dawn begins to lighten the woods.

Where I got my hands on it.. Ok so I confess. I bought this and the third in the trilogy from Amazon. New. eeeeeeek

The cover.. I have to admit to not loving the covers of these books. A bit…computerised…? I bet when the films come out and they change the covers (probably have a cute couple on the front) they will be better!

Made me want to… Read the third book straight away. So I did.

Who’s the lucky duck that’s getting it next?.. My niece will be getting it as she has just started The Hunger Games..(yeah I know…and I thought I was

I couldn’t wait to read this! Hence the buying it new from Amazon extravagance.

Katniss, Peeta, Gale and Haymitch are back! and who knew they would have to go through it all again. Bad President Snow. You will root for Katniss from start to finish, and the people of the districts…who have now started to stir..(hellllooooooo what were you waiting for? a teenager to show you how?)

It’s as fast paced as the first, and I read it just as quickly as The Hunger Games. Now that I know there’s going to be films, I’m imagining all the way through how it will be…and Katniss in my head now is nothing like the Katniss of The Hunger Games.

The ending of this book threw me, but luckily for me….Mockingjay was awaiting Smile

I hear that USA is having a heat wave! It’s so cloudy here at the moment,b ut that doesn't mean they aren't all buying ice cream now the schools are out. So I should go and get ready to sell some.


Ps. Have you checked out my other blog yet?

Pps. Just a funny. I went to Tesco yesterday, and picked up a watermelon and dropped it. Splat. Right there, at my feet. I was sooo embarrassed. I put it on the side, and crept away....(but not before selecting another one) I did notice however other watermelons that were I'm not the only one, am i!?


  1. Well, I have yet to read this book, surprised? I think not;-)
    I shall try and get this book now after having read the above.

  2. i haven't read this series yet and I'm dying to. Thanks for the awesome reviews. keep them up

  3. loved these - our covers in Canada are much better!

  4. Well, I must be living under a rock because I haven't read this series yet! I hear such good things though! I am exciting to read it now, since you always have great taste in book selections! :)

  5. Have not read any of these yet!! But want to, and plan to...
    Now you got me excited :)
    Happy Thursday to you friend!

  6. i so need to read these! i always hear about them!

  7. Putting my hand up to being yet another one who hasn't read these books. Always on the look-out for a good read, thank you :0) xx

    Hopefully that heatwave will be heading our way !

    heheheeh @ watermelon :0) xx

  8. I just got all 3 books for my birthday and I cant put them down they are so addictive.

  9. i've heard so much about these books. i would definitely be interested in reading them. they sound like fun!

  10. i've not read these and probably won't.

    so glad you enjoyed them, and isn't it great when there are sequels just awaitin'?
    i'm especially glad you enjoyed them after buying them new! what a gamble. lol

  11. I am the only person left who hasn't read this series! Shameful! I must delve in.

    Thanks for the review, and happy Friday!

  12. Yeah the covers leave a lot to be desired, had I not heard about these books through the grapevine I don't think I ever would have read them.

  13. I have the Hunger Games are good! I've been waffling, I think I may be convinced!

  14. Ah, I loved the 'Hunger Games' series. So highly gripping, I couldn't believe it. Can't wait for the movie to be ready!!

    Get back to me when you're done with Book 3, so we can chat a little bit about it...

    Haha, and you made me think about 'Dirty Dancing' ... I carried a watermelon. XO.

  15. Here's the question though ... Peeta or Gale?

    x Jasmine