Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

These are Books II and III of the Hunger Games trilogy. Katniss, Peeta, and Gale are back again and the unrest in the districts is growing.

I was a tad disappointed with these books. I found both of them to be slower and much harder to get into than The Hunger Games. After about 60 pages or so, I got more into the stories, but neither book took over my life like The Hunger Games did...although I did stay up a bit later to finish Mockingjay.

A part of me wishes that I had stopped at The Hunger Games. The series seemed to lose some steam as it chugged toward closure. I would still recommend the series, but would suggest having lower expectations for the second and third book.

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