The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
What a great trilogy! Excitement, romance, and don’t forget the treason! The books take place in the future. The USA has been destroyed; in its place is Panem, which consists of thirteen districts and a Capitol city. Before the series begins, the districts revolt against the Capitol and are defeated; the thirteenth is completely obliterated. As retribution for their crimes, each district is now required to send a boy and girl, called tributes, to participate in the annual Hunger Games.
I’ll take it book by book:
Hunger Games: It was superbly written, and it has an excellent plot/story line. The characters were easy to relate to, or to peg someone I know with them. You got a good feel of what the characters were feeling, and you could fabricate them in your mind; what they look like, how they move, etc. Some cons of this book, however, were sometimes it was hard to tell what was going on. (I know I had to read a page or two twice or so.) and there are also the details. THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR EVERYONE! Yes, lots of people enjoy it, but a ton of it is gruesome. So many of the characters die, and their deaths are FAR from just dying peacefully in their sleep.
Catching Fire: It was an excellent read! It was definitely nice to see a sequel that didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed the continuing romance and fire that the characters so well captured. There were quite a few new characters introduced in this book, but they are easily lovable, and a few even shock you! The plot of this book surprised me at the end; i was not expecting what happened, to happen. This book, to me, is more emotional than the first. It had me angry, and sad, and laughing out loud all throughout the story.
Mockingjay: Well. I really don’t have much to say about this book. Yes, it was good, just like all the others. BUT. It bored me; it was more of a forced read. The characters seemed, while descriptive and colorful, stale. It was war this, war that. Suzanne Collins pretty much threw the whole romance thing away in this book; ergo, removing some of the “flavor”. Despite my disappointment with it however, it is an overall good book. =)