Over the Easter holidays I purchased the much talked about ‘Hunger Games’
series by ‘Suzanne Collins’. Due to the film being released in March I wanted
to read them before I saw it. For me films never really do quite manage to live
up to any expectations formed from books. I prefer books anyway as they allow
you to create your own experience, your own character appearance with the
description given to you; it’s much more personal to you that way.
Anyway, the books! The first book I have to say was very good, I didn’t know
what to expect with it being classed as ‘teen fiction’. Having said that, I was
also a Twilight bandwagon jumper when they came out so I thought I would just
give them a go. So yes, the first I enjoyed quite a lot however the second and
I have to also include the third for me just seemed to loose that edge that the
first book provided. By the time I came to mid-way through the third book I
found myself just wishing the pages away just wanting to know what happens so
that I can proceed to start my next series. There was nothing that kept me enticed,
which is a shame as that section of the book was the ultimate outcome with the
battle between the Capitol and the Rebels, the finale as it were.
So yes, first book was great however the second and third sadly lost
momentum for me.
I have however a new book to read, yay! This is called ‘Fifty Shades of
Grey’ by ‘E L James’; I picked this up at work when it was book of the week at
half price. I tend to do abit of research before I buy my books, I don’t like
my money to be wasted however the cover, blurb and of course the price caused
me to make an impulsive buy!
I intend to do a review on this book in the future, so stay tuned!
Fingers crossed for great bed time reading.