I didn't think I'd get into audio books as I'm such an avid reader. I was wrong! I love them, and am now hooked! I like vampire books!
So much better than I thought it would be. The story is fantastic, the narrator's reading is brilliant and like a book you can't put down, this is an audiobook I can't stop listening to. I think this comes under the children's category, but I loved it and am 26 years old. I think this book is ageless. Fantastic audiobook!
I am an avid reader / audiobook listener. I love mystical books with vampires and etc. I have just got to the end of the audio House of Night series : ( which I wasn't happy about.. I love that series! I thought I'd give this a go, although it didn't look as appealing. However, I stand corrected. It is just as good, if you like the House of Night, Vampire Diaries, Twilight Saga and etc I reckon you'll love these too!
This book is just as good as the first. The series is fantastic. I'm definitely hooked on these books!
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!