Bought because of who narrated it and found a trilogy to love
Loved this book it is definitely a young adult book but I am 21 and really enjoyed it as did my aunt who is 50. Jamie is a well written character and the love story between him and Wishaway is sweet.
You would like this book if you liked the looking glass wars, but it is worth getting just to listen to Gerald Doyle’s voice.
Ok so it is yet another vampire book and yes there is yet more forbidden love, but it is forbidden for different reasons and you don't have to worry about the main character going on and on about how he stops him self from killing her and how romantic is that.
This is a great series that i clocked the release dates of books in by diary i was that desperate to finish it
like the title says i got this because the movie came out and i am one of them people that likes to listen/read the story before i see the film. Now having read the book i do not want to see the film because the book was so great i fear the film might ruin the characters all of which i have fallen in love with. I have had the book for three weeks and have listened to it three times and can see my self listening again and again. Get this book if you liked Graceling or blood tide
Katniss Everdeen is still fighting for her life. The Rebels have taken up their weapons in a seemingly useless war against the Capitol and its leader, the maniacal President Snow. Katniss has been used as a catalyst for war, manipulated into becoming The Mockingjay: a figurehead of political resistance, by another would-be-totalitarian leader, when all she ever wanted was to protect those she loves and live out a relatively peaceful existence.
However, the final book of The Hunger Games trilogy offers anything but peace. This is, by far, the most harrowing of the series. The book has received criticism from some for being "too dark", but surely Suzanne Collins needed to be dark in order to deal with the subjects of political oppression, identity crises, PTSD and familial loss? She affords her YA audience the respect of not "dumbing down" the messages of her series.
District 12 is gone. Katniss' best friend, Gale, is slowly becoming as ruthless in his methods as any of the game-makers ever were. And Peeta is gone, his mind "hijacked" by the Capitol so that now whenever he looks at Katniss, he feels the overwhelming urge to kill her. Katniss is slowly losing everything she has and everything she is to the war. And there's more to lose.
If you're looking for happy endings then I can't say that this is a book/series for you. After losing so much, fighting so much and both feeling and causing so much pain, how could Katniss get a fairytale "happily ever after"? She's fighting a war and thus there are inevitable casualties... some of them heart-wrenching.
If, however, you're looking for a great read with characters whose plight will keep you gripped, writing which echoes the dystiopia it weaves, and a heroine who is pretty darn cool, then I can't recommend The Hunger Games Trilogy enough!