Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book talk.



Oh, where do I start?

How could I possibly recommend this enough?

I honestly can't even explain it in a way that would do justice.

How about this?

I think it's better than Twilight.

Do I dare say that?

It has a romantic edge and twist to it; what girl doesn't love that? It is an adventure and just all-around AMAZING. It sounds awful because it actually has a gladiator theme to it, but don't let that scare you- there is SOOOO much more to it than blood and gore (who would love that?). Better than Twilight folks- that should get you pumped.


(It's actually hard to compare the two because their story lines are just so different but honestly, I think they are equally good, but I have enjoyed this a lot since the whole Twilight thing has been going on for a while now.)

12 comments:

The Gerbers said...

Holy shenanigans, are you in LOVE?! I have to admit, it is right up there with Twilight. And I totally want Peeta now. I'm dying for the 3rd one.
So glad to hear you read it! I felt like a loner...

The Churches said...

They really are the very best books I've read in a long while- and I read a lot! They blast Twilight out of the water. I don't think anyone can say that Meyers' writing is good, she just had a good, addictive story. Collins has a great story AND amazing writing! ...And her heroine isn't whiny!

How's that for blasphemy?!

The Hadley Family said...

Okay. You won me over when you said they're better than the Twilight series. I just ordered the first off of Amazon.com. I'll get back to you after I read it. :)

Trudy Ann said...

I LOVED them both, and am having a hard time waiting for the third one. so mean that we have to wait until august!

Jenna said...

agreed. way better than twilight. just started catching fire yesterday :)

Scott and Haley said...

I agree with you 100%! We were given Hunger Games for Christmas and loved it. Haven't started Catching Fire yet but I need to soon. The suspence is killing me. I need get on it before the 3rd one comes out.
Jena I have to tell you that your boys are adorable.

The Bybees said...

I've read them and loved them! What's interesting about these books is that guys actually like them. After some pushing from my sister-in-law, my brother read them. Now all the guys are getting into them. I read them to Dustin on a trip and he was hooked. I think there is just enough violence and romance to appeal to both sexes.

mom/Anne said...

SERIOUSLY???? Gladiators????? I love that there has to be violence for men to get into the books, and certainly romance for women to get hooked.

I am not a vampire freak, nor am I into aliens, but that didn't stop me from loving the Meyer books. I'll just have to trust all you guys on this Hunger Games.

Shannon said...

Loved these books!!! So looking forward to Aug when the 3rd comes out!

The Bell Family said...

Okay I have read the first book and have yet to read the second. I need too. I loved Hunger Games, it is so engrossing, I couldn't keep my nose out of it. I think tomorrow I will go and get the other one.

Courtney B said...

Well, I have to say that (and don't hate me)... it wouldn't take much to be better than Twilight ;) I am just not a huge fan. I might be in the minority here and could get shamed.

These do sound interesting though. Maybe I will check them out! I need a fiction break from all of the non-fiction I have been reading.

Jaime said...

These are on my list for bookclub, and I have heard SO much about them!!