Thursday, 19 April 2012

Triple Threat! Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

Get ready for a triple threat. Something that'll blow your mind multiple times.....3 to be exact!

First Impressions Last:

Ok, this segment in Behind A Million And One Pages is here first because this includes all three novels and not only just the first.
I've been meaning to read these novels for a while, but it just got pushed back into the pile somewhere. Yet the release of the film, wanted me to start reading it so I wouldn't watch the film before reading the novel.Theb once I started I couoldn't stop and had to read them all! I thought the basis of the novel was a great idea and that I couldn't wait to read it, because I love Dystopian novels! So glad I read these novels! The covers are just as awesome!! P.S. Just letting you all know that this cover series is my favourite of all the other covers!


The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1)

At the Other End:

In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed.

When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her sister's place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature

Behind the 454 Pages:

Wow. Just Wow. I wasn't really sure what to make of the hype from this novel. All I've ever read was how good this book was, yet never really thought about reading it because I always had another novel to obsess over, or one that had to be read. But now I'm constantly wondering why it took me so long to pick up this book and read it. AMAZING is a word that just describes this book. And I also wanted to pick up this book and read it before the film comes out. I purposely have not watched even the trailers because they will contain spoilers for the novel.

Just as we think we need to understand something of the world, as we continue on, straight away we are righted with the answer and we are safe to continue on within the world of Panem and the Hunger Games. Love each and every one of the characters, but wants Katniss to wake up sometimes and realize that Peeta does really love her and it's not for the show or because he has to. From the moment he told her when, it should have clicked in her head what was happening, but she disregards it all. Other than that, this book was perfect from inside out, and literally outside as well. The blurb was excellent. Didn't give away too much than from what we find out within the first few pages and in the first chapter. In the first chapter we are even left surprised at what happens and how Katniss ends up being in the Hunger Games.

I can't remember the last time I was sucked into a book as much as this one sucked me in. I finished the novel in two days and am still wanting more. If i hadn't have started it last night I would have finished the novel in half a day. It was devoured, and yet the novel still looks brand new, no creases or spine breakage on it's front. I think from all the reviews I'm now reading that this novel will go down in history, and will be a remembered one. I just hope the upcoming film, will not ruin the series for me like it did the Twilight Saga. At first I loved the books, but the type over the film turned me off it. I desperately hope this is not going to be the same situation. I also wish that the film will not stray away from the actual novel (yet I'm thinking that my wish go a little too far in the filmmaking world here).

The way Collins describes the world, you can picture every moment of the novel, you wonder with Katniss what they are showing on the screens in each district. You wonder what each district reacts to. You wonder about the sponsors. We become part of the Hunger Games, as the 25th player. Dying to read the second novel, not going to stop until this series is finished. Can definately see myself picking this series up again and again and again. Another great thing about this novel, is that we can't predict anything that will have any importance to the final outcome of the novel. Yes we think strategy within the novel about what might happen if she does this over this or what could happen either way, but that just makes us part of the Games, and not as if we are predicting. But speaking of prediction, we can't predict the end of the novel, or the novels to come. We know the general basis of the preceeding novels, but nothing of the finer details that could make us start guessing like most other novels do, this novel simply hooks you in, even from just reading the blurb, because it's a teaser of what's to come, not a summary of the whole novel. We are left on edge from the end of this novel, as well as from the blurb of the following novel Catching Fire.

We can also tell after reading this novel, the significance of each of the titles. As we finish the Hunger Games, it's own title, as well as the following novel gives us a hint of what's to come. But when we read the second novel, we will get a better meaning to it's name, as well as hint as to the meaning of the final novel Mockingjay, even though we have already heard of the term/bird, the final novel as well as hints in the second novel will give it a deeper meaning.

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The Hunger Games Classic (Hunger Games Trilogy)

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)

At the Other End:

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.

Behind the 472 Pages

Collins has done it again with a briliant novel. And a sequel too, this at the moment is a feat that only few can achieve, for the sequel to be up there with the first novel (not as good as the first novel but it's still amazing).

I must admit that this novel was a little slow, however it never fails to entertain us and capture us within it's depths. Once again we are thrust back into the action packed world of Panem, and the 12 Districts. We start to question the motives of it all, as well as question the rumors that are flying around. Katniss' battle to save the life of her family and friends is once again brought into light continuously throughout the novel. She is battled with her feelings for Peeta as well as Gale. So it is a love triange, yet it isn't as well, because she isn't aware of her actual feelings towards them, just the confusion.

Other than this theme, we are brought back into the bloody and gruesome world of the Capitol and the arena. We start to question motives as well as learn to think outside the box. We have developed a relationship with Katniss that allows us to think as she would think and do as she would do. The horror and reality of what happens sinks into us and we remember the first novel where it all began. I love this link back into the first novel, yet we aren't challenged into thinking back to the first novel, because we just do. It is effortless and we don't realise that we are actually doing it.

We aren't left on a cliffhanger, but we are left with a need to continue reading. It's not something that becomes imbarable because we want to find out what's going to happen, because we are practically told what is gonig to happen, it's just the way that this book is written and how much we get into this novel, that we want to continue reading onto the next novel.

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Catching Fire Classic (Hunger Games Trilogy)


Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)Mockingjay (Hunger Games #3)

At the Other End: 

Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she's still not safe. A Revolution is unfolding, and everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans - everyone except Katniss.

And yet she must play the most vital part in the final battle. Katniss must become their Mockingjay - the symbol of rebellion - no matter what the personal cost.

Behind the 458 Pages:

A very different ending than expected. Yet, this leaves us thinking and questioning the three novels, and this one in particular. We see a completely different side to Katniss in this novel compared to it's predecessors. We see her change as well from each novel, as well as how everything that happens starts breaking at her little by little. She starts to become someone who we have not seen before, and someone who we grow with, while still being able to see her old side. Herself.

Not to sure on anything else in this novel. We see the ends of the Revolution, as well as what could happen and the struggles that occur in everyone's life, especially Katniss'. As we develop with Katniss, we don't show too much emotion through the book. From the previous experiences throughout the other novels, we become accustomed to death in Panem and in this world in general. We start to question everything that District 13 do, and what they want to accomplish, as well as their other motives, their hidden motives that we have not seen, and do not see until the very end. In the end, we don't expect what is going to happen, as well as what we expect.

I honestly don't know what else to say about this novel. I can't put it into words. It's not as good as the first book (but honestly, is there ever such a thing) but it still lives up to the reputation that the first book sets without making the whole series a disspointment.

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Mockingjay Classic (Hunger Games Trilogy)

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