Friday, July 8, 2011


I have now completed all three books in The Hunger Games trilogy, and all I have to say is…

Yes, yes, and yes!!!

I loved the books J  My favorite was probably one, but two and three were fantastic.  Katniss is still one of my favorite heroines.  Suzanne Collins is a genius.  I love Gale and Peeta and Johanna and Greasy Sae and Darius and Mags and Boggs and (believe it or not) Finnick.  Ah, I'm a sucker for a tortured soul, and this one was courageous as well.  Can't beat that.  President Snow was a terrific baddie.  I wanted to see him go down from that first meeting with Katniss.

One of the things I liked best about these books is how unexpected they were, even after I'd read a ton of great reviews.  No one ever really gave away the twists or spoilers (and I thank you guys for that!).  Also, no one--NO ONE--was ever safe in these books, and I felt the tension up until the very last page.  Awesome is a poor description of just how fabulous these books were.

As I said, at the end, the first book was still my favorite.  I'd love to hear which one you guys liked best and why.

Hope you all have a great weekend and may the odds be ever in your favour!

Ninja Girl


  1. Yay! So glad you liked them :) I think the first was my favourite too because it introduced the world and its society so well, made me LOVE the characters and want to carry on reading.

    I also loved that Ms Collins (genius that she is) didn't shy away from the graphic scenes in Mockingjay because they *were* in a war-type, situation and people will die. Because of this no-one was safe, as you said, which just made it so hard to put down.

    Btw I'm team Peeta. I do like Gale but Peeta bakes cakes. How can you not love a man that bakes cakes? :)

  2. So so glad that you read and liked these! The books were gripping and heart-pounding. I fell for so many of the characters (Finnick!) and I really admired Katniss. In some ways the first book is my fave, too! So much changed after that, some for the better, some for the worse. But there was just that something, that WOW factor about the first book!

  3. @Jennifer and Molli My seniments exactly :) Thanks for commenting, and I'm glad to see you guys loved the first (second, and third :)) book, too!!

  4. Didn't like Mockingjay at all actually.. sadly. Because I am a huge HG and Katniss fan. I guess I didn't like how Katniss' POV changed and how the whole Gale situation was handled.. and poor Peeta. I don't know - it was an odd conclusion, but the first one was absolutely amazing that I guess I don't mind. Glad you loved it!

  5. Of course we can believe you loved Finnick! He was completely lovable. You know, there was a Team Finnick gathering pace for a little while between Books 2 and 3.

    My favourite is definitely the first book. I think the books decline as they go along (HG > Catching Fire > Mockingjay) BUT that's not an insult with this series because all the books are good and the series is one of the best.

  6. Yay! And who didn't love Finnick by the end?
    My favorite was book 2, mostly because i loved the games in that one