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Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)

Author: Suzanne Collins

Page Count: 391

Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol.


My Review

The second book to The Hunger Games has alot of surprises in it, Katniss and Peeta haven't had a conversation since they won the Hunger Games and returned to district 12, now it's time for the Victory Tour.

Katniss has an unexpected visitor right before the Tour starts, she learns that she has set a uprising between the distracts and if she doesn't convince everyone including Snow that she truly pulled the berries out because she loves Peeta, then Gales life is at stake. On top of it all, the 75th Hunger Games is coming up, which means it's a Quarter Quell and what Snow has planned for it is something no one sees coming.

I heard that the second and third book to this series isn't nearly as good as the first, but I LOVED the second just as much as the first, Peeta surprises everyone yet again when you least expect it, Cinnas wardrobe is just as awesome and it has a little bit more humor.
I loved Peeta even more in the second book, he has to be the best male character that I have read about yet.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


This book has alot of violence,
afew short kissing scenes,
and mild cussing.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Review: The Lost Saint by Bree Despain

The Lost Saint, second book to The Dark Divine

Author: Bree Despain

Page Count: 404

Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

A family destroyed. A love threatened. An enemy returns.

Grace Divine made the ultimate sacrifice to cure Daniel Kalbi. She was infected with the werewolf curse while trying to save him, and lost her beloved brother in the process. Desperate to find Jude, Grace befriends Talbot, a newcomer to town. But as the two grow closer, Grace's relationship with Daniel is put in danger - in more ways than one. Unaware of the dark path she is walking, Grace begins to give into the wolf inside of her - not realizing that an enemy has returned and a deadly trap is about to be sprung.

Bree Despain delivers sizzling romance and thrilling action in the heart-pounding sequel to the The Dark Divine.


My review

Grace and Daniel have been training to help Grace find balance with her powers, to not let the wolf over take her, but with her brother gone for 11 months and an unexpected call from him everything starts to go on a world win.

Daniel is becoming distant, he has a secret of his own he's keeping.

Gabriel comes to town, telling Grace she can't handle her powers and she can not be trained any longer.

Grace decides she can handle whatever comes her way. So when Talbot shows up telling Grace she can and not fall to the wolf, she'll do anything to train with him.

The night of killing her first demon Grace finds out who she can and can't trust.

I loved The Dark Divine and I couldn't wait to get The Lost Saint, I have to say I got upset a lot while reading the book, with how selfish Grace was acting and how she wanted to be with Talbot, but I had to keep reminding myself it was the Wolf.

Bree can really send you on an emotional roller coaster.

I.Can.Not.Wait.For.The.Next.Book! The way it ends you will be falling to the wolf inside of you with anticipation with what will happen next.

I debated with myself on how I was going to rate The Lost Saint. So it shall be.

4 1/2 stars


This book has mild cussing in it.

Some kissing.

Talk about sex twice but not detailed at all.

and violence.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins review

The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Page Count: 374

Reading Level: Young Adult

Book description from Goodreads:

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.


My Review:

Katniss has been hunting for several years now to feed her family, its not legal though for her to go out in the woods and hunt, but she must. Her father died in a mine explosion, just before he did he started teaching Katniss how to shoot a bow and arrow to kill game. Not long after she started hunting she found Gale, a guy few years older then her hunting for his family also in the woods. They became a team not long after.

The of the reaping Katniss and Gale are in the woods Gale says, they could run away together. Katniss is surprised, she doesn't know how to take this information she's never felt anything romantic toward Gale... At lest she didn't use too.

At the reaping where one girl and one boy is chosen from 12 districts Katnisses sisters name is drawn but, she is only 12 so Katniss volunteers to take her place.

The boy, is Petta, the bakers son who has saved Katniss' life in a way he doesn't understand.


I got this book without knowing anything about it, I just got it because everyone was talking about it, but it sit on my shelves for along while collecting dust.. It was nothing what I thought it would be like! It was really good, sad, and scary toward the end. It's, of course, a love triangle between Katniss, Gale, and Peeta. At first I loved Gale I wanted Katniss and Gale to get together but definitely right at the end of it, I choose Peeta all the way!

If you like futuristic books and bloody battles and romance you should read The Hunger Games.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book has blood scenes and only afew curse words.