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I know I haven’t been posting like I should be, and I beg of you to forgive my absence. I have been feeling quite under the weather and all of my free time for the past few weeks has been captured by school work and a string of performances. I am currently reading The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien and it has proven to be much more than a one-sit read. However, I will be posting another review within a week now that my free time is free yet again.
Sorry for keeping you all high and dry!
On another note, The Hunger Games movie comes out in 16 days! I can’t wait!
Stars: 5 of 5
Genre: High Fantasy
When Bilbo Baggins is pulled along in an unexprected adventure, he and his party of several dwarves (including Thorin Oakenshield, the heir to the throne of the King Under the Mountain) and Gandalf the wizard must face perils from the clutches of trolls, goblins, and the creatures that lurk in the dark shadows of Mirkwood.
Needless to say, I was captivated from the very first page. Every time I had to put the book down, I groaned and grumbled until I could pick it back up again!
The imagination used in this marvelous book is astounding. Tolkien has created a fantastic realm that is full of detail and cunning adventures at every twist and turn. I was absolutely astounded that there were no loose ends–some were tied that I had originally forgotten about! I agree with Samuel Walters in his review when he says that The Hobbit is the “epitome of adventure classics.”
The only thing that may perturb some readers is that it is not written in modern day English, and it is written more like a story than a novel in the sense that the narrator gives hints and tidbits of things to come or what would have happened had the characters done something else.
I will absolutely recommend this book to all who are interested in fantasy and high fantasy! It’s also being made into a movie! I can’t wait!
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Stars: 4 of 5
When the rebels continue their assault of the Capitol, Katniss must decide which side is truly the correct side and if she should join or not. While her life and the lives of others are at stake, she needs to make the right decision and stand by it–at all costs.
The book was astounding and full of action and stunning twists and turns that left me on the edge of my seat with no idea on what would come next!
The characters hardly change from their first appearance in The Hunger Games, and only add to the suspense of the plot since the reader knows exactly who they are. Every turn in the plot makes you wonder what the characters are going to do next.
The only flaws that I found were that some of the instances seem completely unlikely and fit together a little too coincidentally and that the events at times seems confusing and distraught. It makes for an interesting read, but it’s too much for one sitting, in my opinion. Other than that, Mockinjay is just what I hoped the finale to the series would be, full of action and nicely tied loose ends. I agree with Marjorie Kehe when she states in her article that fans will not be dissapointed with Mockinjay.
I recommend not only this book, but the entire series to every reader who has an interest in corrupted government, revenge, and a whole lot of action.
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Stars: 4 of 5
Katniss and Peeta must brave the Hunger Games once more during the Quarter Quell as a direct result of the Districts rebelling against the Capitol. They must team up with unlikely allies to survive and to continue the rebellion using Katniss as the symbol of hope.
I personally think that it is a tie between this book and the first one in terms of awesomeness. I read until the words swam before my eyes before I put the book down. It was completely captivating.
The characters in Catching Fire are still unforgettable and a few are added to the list in this second book, and the love triangle is also much more understandable than the first book. It doesn’t seem out of place at all. One thing that I absolutely enjoyed about this book were the cunning plot twists; they kept me on the edge of my seat, book gripped in my hand until I finished it cover to cover.
However, there are some hiccups in the book. There are some awkward transitions between chapters and the flow of the book doesn’t seem as smooth as the first’s. This book also ends in a noticeable cliff-hanger, unlike the first one where it could stand alone. It perturbed me, but Ericglover wrote in his own review that the cliff-hanger only prompted him to read the third book immediately whereas, I only became annoyed.
I recommend this book, especially if you have read the first one!