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Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

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Title: The Hunger Games (book 1)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Source: Bought
Edition: Paperback
Publication: Scholastic Press
Pages: 374 pages
Category: Young Adult, Dystopian,

SYNOPSIS FROM GOOD READS:

The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.

When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

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Title: Catching Fire (book 2)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Source: Bought
Edition: Hardback
Publication: Scholastic Press
Pages: 391 pages
Category: Young Adult, Dystopian,

SYNOPSIS FROM GOOD READS:

Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

In the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn.

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Title: Mockingjay (book 3)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Source: Bought
Edition: Hardback
Publication: Scholastic Press
Pages: 392 pages
Category: Young Adult, Dystopian,

SYNOPSIS FROM GOOD READS:

My name is Katniss Everdeen.
Why am I not dead?
I should be dead.

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.

LIKENESS SCALE:❤❤❤❤❤

MY THOUGHTS:

This series was one of the best dystopian books which I have read. It was also the first dystopian story which I ventured into. This gave me the inclination to read more dystopian books. Aside from fantasy, the dystopian genre became one of my favourite genres. I blame my love for this genre on the Hunger games series. I simply loved the action, drama and conflict in this book. The ending of book 1 was sort of an oh no moment for me. I was caught up in the mix of drama and action that it just left me wanting more of the series.  I just love this three books, they were simple and easy to read. It was really a fun read. I am also happy also that the OTP of my choosing happened for this series. Although, this series is done, I am really looking forward for the authors upcoming books. (If ever there are). I gave it a 5 hearts rating because again I really, really, really love this book series.

QUOTES:

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“Katniss, the girl who was on fire!”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

“So it’s you and a syringe against the Capitol? See, this is why no one lets you make the plans.”
― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

“You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him, “Real.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

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