Books - Review

Showing all books by: Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games
In a post-apocalyptic world Katniss volunteers to replace her younger sister as representative for their sector in the Hunger Games. Teenagers from each sector fight to the death in an arena controlled by the Capitol. The games themselves are a device used by the (wealthy and privileged) Capitol to keep all 12 sectors under control. As the rules of the games are constantly changed Katniss finds herself teamed up with her sector partner and together they fight to the bitter end.
Quite entertaining, I will read the rest of the trilogy, probably.
Score: 7.5
Published: 2008
Read: March 10th 2014

Catching Fire
It is the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Games and Katnip and Peat-er have to return to the arena and face other victors from previous games. But just prior to these latest games there are signs of unrest in some of the other sectors - is a full-scale revolution about to erupt? Has Katflap unwittingly become the new figurehead for the revolutionaries? And how will the Capitol manipulate these games in order to suppress the insurrection?
Enjoyable story. Must read no. 3!
Score: 7.5
Published: 2009
Read: May 11th 2014

Katflap and her new rebellion friends get organised to take on the authority of the Capital. She reluctantly accepts that her key role is as the face of the rebellion in the propaganda war, but she manages to end up in various battles too as the fighting becomes more vicious.
OK I guess. More of the same stuff really.
Score: 7
Published: 2010
Read: July 3rd 2014