Thursday, July 12, 2012
Book Review: The Hunger Games
I was very hesitant to read this book. It seems like a lot of the super popular books are always a let down. Twilight? Eh. Only read bits of it online and it seemed horrible. I saw the movie. Didn't much care for it. The Sookie Stackhouse series? I read the first two. Read some of the third and just gave up. I felt like I was reading vampire porn written for tweens. Admittedly, I haven't read Fifty Shades of Grey, and I haven't decided if I will or not, but odds are it will get on my nerves based on some thing I've read on the internet.
I don't really know what possessed me to actually purchase this book. I was in Barnes and Noble, buying a couple of other books and some birthday presents for a three year old, and I just thought, "Eh, it's only $8.99."
I loved this book. Not in a guilty pleasure way, either. Easy to read without being overly simplistic. Very well written and clever, so imaginative. Honestly, I usually dislike futuristic science-fiction type of stories (unless related to time travel.) I loved reading this book and am uncharacteristically looking forward to reading the other books in the trilogy. (I usually dislike series for some reason.)
I am finished all the books I've had lined up, so now I have to find something else to read. I think I'll have fun checking out this site for some good deals.