Pssssssssst…..it’s someone’s Birthday today!!
Would you like to join me for my party? I’m having it over at
So hop on over, but remember, the dress code is of the Vintage/Tea Dress variety. And please do not come empty handed. Bring your favourite tea cup, some Lady Grey, or maybe a gooey cake?
If you don’t fancy a party, (ummmmm remind me why we are friends….?) you can stay here and have a read of my book review.
If you are really rock & roll, you could do both.
So here it is. The third and final in the series…
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.
First five sentences… I stare down at my shoes, watching as a fine layer of ash settles on the worn leather. This is where the bed i shared with my sister Primm stood. Over there was the kitchen table. The bricks of the chimney, which collapsed in a charred heap, provide a point of reference for the rest of the house. How else could I orient myself in this sea of grey? Almost nothing remains of District 12. A month ago the Capitols firebombs obliterated the poor coal miners houses in the Seam, the shops in the town, even the Justice Building.
Where I got my hands on it.. I admitted last review that I bought this along with Catching Fire from Amazon. EEEEEEEEK
The cover.. Like I said before. Not feeling the covers of any of these books.
Made me want to… definitely would look out for this Author again. And Young Adult books in general. Ones that aren’t about Vampires lol (can’t believe i just typed lol on my blog, one doth text too much)
Who’s the lucky duck that’s getting it next?.. My niece has got this now, she’s just finished The Hunger Games after me going on and on at her to read it…..yes she loved it.
I found this the weakest of all three books, although it was just as un-put-down-able because I wanted to know what happens in the end.
This book is about war, what it means and what becomes of the people who come back from it. How people become Pawn’s either for the enemy or their own people. How people change and families are torn apart. And people die.
It’s darker than the others,… will be interesting when the movie comes out..The ending left me slightly disappointed, with an epilogue that far into the future I expected more. At the same time, it’s a bit of fresh air that it’s not all happy & roses in the garden as everyone would expect.
But, it has to be said, this Trilogy was pretty darn good.
Go read it.
Ps. I’m off again on my travels in my Home on Wheels, so have to come back on Mon for the giveaway!