Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Hunger Games

 With all of the excitement and anticipation surrounding the upcoming movie, you'd have thought I would have read this gut twisting adrenaline pumping YA series by Suzanne Collins to it's completion a long time ago. I did read the first in the series Hunger Games a while back before the buzz of Hollywood became a roar. I loved the first installment and for reasons beyond my control veered away from the delicious series and on to more personal projects. Even now I am waist deep in my own YA novel entitled Phoenix Rising and college work, but everyone needs a break once in a while. I decided to reward myself by reading Catching Fire and only just this moment finished reading the last page. I can't telling you how amazing it is. You wouldn't believe me....It is that darn good! It does what the title suggests. It catches fire and emblazons your imagination until you are running your own play by play movie in your head envisioning each action as you read. I'm starting the third in the trilogy as soon as I post this blog. Mockingjay is the only thing that can satisfy the hunger for this story. Let the games begin!