Friday, July 1, 2011

.The Hunger Games + City of Bones.

Today's Special: Two Book Reviews in One!
Oh ya, This crazy lady has been reading BIG TIME!
First up, I finished {and Absolutely Loved) a series called, The Hunger Games.
There's three of these suckers to plow through, with the First called "The Hunger Games", the second "Catching Fire", and the third "Mockingjay".

To be honest, they are sort of one gigantic novel, so you have to get through all of them for the story to actually end, but let me tell you this, You will NOT want it to end. From start to finish, I dare you not to be addicted. They are fun, easy, and creative {I mean who sends children away to an ' annual games' and have them fight to the death? Who?}. But I warn you, make sure you have some time in your schedule because you will drop off the face of the earth for a couple weeks {or days if you plow through it like I did}. LOVED them.  So the books main characters are Katniss, Peeta, and Gale, who basically form the love portion of these novels. Katniss and Peeta are chosen for the Annual Hunger games {which are filmed live 24/7 at the 'Capital', which is the Main City of Panem} where they have to fight to the death amongst 24 other contestants {a boy and a girl, between the ages of 12 - 18, from each of the 12 districts surrounding the Capital}. I don't want to give any too much details, but lets just say that things don't go totally according to the Capital's plan, which in turn, totally piss off the Capital's higher-ups. Then things get ugly for Katniss, Gale and Peeta.....
Now, go read them before I give it all away. SO MANY TWISTS AND TURNS! Awesome!
One more review....this for another series {loving those series lately} called The Mortal Instruments. And dang-nabbit, are they good!
So far I have only finished the first one, which is called "City of Bones", but I started the second one "City of Ashes" and am totally loving it. I picked up the third today, "City of Glass" and the fourth just got released, so I haven't gotten it yet {and it's only in hard-cover, so it's more expensive....sorry friends} which is called "City of Fallen Angels" {did you get all that?}
And I am really, really, really loving them. I love the characters, I love the imaginary world I live in when I'm reading these, and I love the twist at the end. Or actually, I don't know if I love the twist because I was rooting for a certain love {have I given too much away?} but I do appreciate the twist that it throws at us. So ya, I gotta admit, I am really loving this teeny-bopper series. So far so good. Also, 3 random women {women, not little girls, which somehow makes me feel better} blurted out at the bookstore {I didn't even ask} that this is their favorite series. Favorite! So that's pretty darn cool.
So the first book is mostly about Jace, Alec, Isabelle {Shadowhunters, which are basically a cross between a Human + an Angel}, Simon and Clary {humans}. They all meet one night at a nightclub, and Clary, who is human {or maybe not?} can see Jace, Alec, and Isabelle when she shouldn't be able too, which grabs their attention, and it sort of webs from there. Clary finds out that her mother, Jocelyn, has some secrets that she kept from her daughter about her past, as well, as parts of the World that Clary should be a part of but never knew about. When some bad news bears {not really bears, but some really bad guys} show up and start causing trouble for the gang of Humans and Shadowhunters, things really start to pick up. This book has a blossoming love story {not telling between who...} and a lot of magical adventure, which can be a great escape from reality. And isn't that what a book is supposed to do?
Okay, here's my video review. It cut me off again {I really need to learn how to operate my camera on video mode}, and I didn't do the best of describing the books, hence why I wrote out so much above, but anyways, Enjoy!

Haha, and I totally give you permission to have a little chuckle at my face freeze frame above, You bet I did!!

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