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The Hunger Games Trilogy Book Review

I wanted to try out a book review and since I just read the Hunger Games trilogy in only three months, I thought this one would be a good start. Can't believe it took only three months. They aren't that thick and they are so addicting once you get into it that it's hard not to read it.

First off, to read my Hunger Games book review, go here: Hunger Games Book vs. Movie Review . Also, this will be kind of long because I'll combine both Catching Fire and Mockingjay into one post. :)

It is very unusual for me to read all the series before I watch the movies. I know, I do it backwards, but with this series, I just couldn't wait until next summer to find out what happened, mainly with Katniss and Peeta. :) Because of where the Hunger Games left off, it really made me want to read the rest and I'm so glad I did. The first and second book both have major cliffhangers. I will also try and not give away too much of the book, either, because I'm also one of those ones who don't like to read spoilers. But this review may contain spoilers, so read at your own risk. :) 

Now it's been a while since I read Catching Fire, but I'll try and remember it as best as I can.

Let's first talk about what the book is about. The book doesn't leave off where the first one left off. I think a couple months have passed, if I remember correctly. And Peeta and Katniss are mad at each other in the start of the book. 

So, we follow the gang as they do the tribute tour and go to all the districts. District 8 has some trouble, though when they arrive and are doing their speeches. The tour is about half of the book. Then we learn that this is also the year of the Quarter Quel and there's quite an interesting twist with that one. Each Quater Quel has something different. But this year, they decided to put all the winners of the previous years back into the games, including Peeta and Katniss. Now I'm not really sure what President's Snow thoughts were on doing this, but I think he probably wanted more then likely to get rid of Peeta and Katniss and this was his only chance to. 

So, now let's talk about the new characters. There's Finnick, who by far is my favorite new character. At first, I didn't really like him, but the more you get to know him, the more I started to like him. I'm waiting to see who they have play him in the movie. No actor really came to mind when I was picture him, so I just hope they get someone good. :) Plutarch is the new Game maker and I for one love who they choose to play him in the movie! Exactly how I pictured him. The minute he's introduced into the book, I really liked him. But don't want to spoil it too much for those who haven't read it yet. The players include: Katniss, Peeta, Finnick, Gloss, Cashmere, Brutus, Enoboria, Beetee, Wiress, Mags, Female Morphling, Johanna Mason and Chaff. 

The part that I love about Catching Fire is that Peeta is in it a lot. I hope that they add him more in the movie version, too because I felt like Peeta had a bigger part in the Hunger Games book then he did in the movie. And yes, I'm Team Peeta. Mainly because my favorite actor ever (Josh Hutcherson) plays him, but after reading the books, I really love his character, too.

So, let's get back to the book. The game arena is quite interesting too. There's a little bit of a twist that I won't say because I think it's pretty important to the book for those who don't know or haven't read it yet. Can't wait to see how they figure that out in the movie. For some reason, when they were describing the arena (it is tropical), I pictured Hawaii. Not sure if that's where they will film it, but that's what I pictured in my head.

And then that twist at the end of the book. It's quite major, too. I for one, did not see it coming. I felt bad for Katniss. Personally, I'm not sure what I would do if I was in her situation at the end of the book. But again, I won't say what it was. Let's just say, though, that it made me want to read the next book. :) End of book 2 review.

This is by far my favorite out of the series. Even though it has very little Peeta in it because of what happens and all with his character (I'll get into that later on in here), it's still very interesting because so much happens.

So, the book leaves off where Catching Fire left off. Plutarch, Haymitch and the rest want Katniss to be their Mockingjay (hero) for the war that they are going to be apart of. I will try and not give too much away, but I just read it so this one is pretty fresh in my mind still.

At first, Katniss is all against not going to be the hero. Let's just say, it doesn't last long and I for one love that she decided to do it. Gale is a lot in this book. So, for Gale fans, get ready! :) 

It's hard to remember all that went on in this book because there's so much that happens and I'm trying not to give too much away.

Let's talk about Peeta, though. Because there's a very interesting, kind of sad thing that happens with his character in the book. Kind of a big twist. I'm really curious to see how that all plays out in the movie. Josh Hutcherson will do great at it, though, I'm sure.

After reading the book, I can see why they would want to split this book up into two parts when it comes time to do the movies. So much happens in this book that either they will leave a lot out or they will make two movies. I hope that they make two movies.

So many surprises in this book. More death happens, but I won't get into detail about that because a lot of the deaths I didn't see coming, so I was kind of sad when they happened. 

These books are by far the best books I have read in a long time. Very few books make me want to read the next ones even though I normally just watch the movie first and then read the books. I am happy I did it with this series though. If they keep making the movies as good as the first one and pretty close to the book, then I won't see any problem with reading the rest of the series before the movies. I am also happy I read it because now I can get excited everytime they cast someone new and find out if it was how I pictured them, etc. Would I recommend the book series? Yes, I would big time. Suzanne Collins is such an amazing author. 

Have fun reading them and May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor! :)

Also, just a side note. Hunger Games is coming to DVD/Blu-Ray on August 18th!  Don't forget to pick up your copy!

Also, what book was your favorite out of the series? Are you Team Gale or Team Peeta? Let me know in the comments below! :)