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Fair Game by Patricia Briggs

I fell in love with the characters even more than I already was.

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Thursday, March 31

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

October 1st 2008, Scholastic, Inc.
374 pgs., E-book
Borrowed from E-book Fling
First in the Hunger Games Series
Young Adult Fiction

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.


I wanted to mention how I came about reading this book. I detest the cover and I pick books primarily on the cover. I know, I know don’t judge a book by it’s cover. Twitter and reviews have been saying how fabulous these books are and I had free credits from e-book fling so I decided I’d take all the advice and read it.

Cue the gushing. 

OMG! I freaking loved this book. It’s already one of those books that mean so much to me. Like a good friend.

I don’t cry at books, very often. Reading the first fifty pages of this I cried the entire time. Not sobbing tears like in book five of Harry Potter, but those tears you don’t even know are there until you taste salt in your mouth. She is an amazingly strong young girl with a tale that distinguishes her from most of YA.
She loves her family in such a deep way that she has resumed responsibility of them all by the age of 11. She is smart and resourceful and so unassuming.

The world in which this book is placed is not a world that is so out of realm of possibility. The world is a bit of history, a bit of present, and a bit of a dark possible future.

Peeta is a nice boy, a little niave, a little more sheltered. He portrays strength we aren't suspecting throughout.
This is a book that I will be buying and I have already requested to borrow the next two in the series and will be adding this series to my personal library in the near future.

Rating: 5+/5


  1. Yay! So glad you liked the book. It definitely became a fast favorite of mine. :-)

  2. That is AWESOME that you loved it so much. This is one of my favorites series ever so I hope you continue to love the next two books, too. Happy reading!

  3. I was like you! I HATED the cover and thought it was silly! Then i caved in after many people recommended the book, and now I pimp it out to everyone! Enjoy Catching Fire, its my fave out of the 3 =)

    Happy Reading!

  4. I know! I was crying from the very beginning. It's one of my favorite books of all time!

    I bought this book just because I had heard that others loved it so much. I didn't even read the back of the book! I'm glad I didn't because then the whole story was a surprise.

    I like the cover now that I know what it represents, but I probably would have skimmed right over it at the bookstore if I had not heard so many great things about it.

    Jennifer of Little Shelf