Parallel Tuesdays

Are You Hungry For the Games?: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

The premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Season 2, is now less than a month away. While I chew my nails to the quick in anticipation, I’ll get getting ready for another set of games entirely.

I didn’t expect to like The Hunger Games but I was hooked by the second page. I didn’t always love the protagonist, Katniss Everdeen but I wanted her to win.

Plus, you know post-apocalyptic, sci fi-ish, dystopian YA…so what’s not to love?

And now, Jess Witkins has got me for the next Hunger Games in Bethany Wiggins’s YA Paranormal novel, Shifting.

What about you? Are you eager for The Hunger Games to begin? What did you think of the novels? And have you checked Bethany Wiggins’s Shifting?

26 thoughts on “Are You Hungry For the Games?: Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games

  1. I loved the book (haven’t read the 2nd and 3rd yet), but I’m not sure I’ll watch the movie. Something about teen actors (or actors pretending to be teens) makes me want to claw my eyes out. In my head, they’re always much less angsty. 😀 I think I’m getting old …

  2. I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet, but it’s definitely on my “I’ll Probably Get Around to Buying Them Sooner or Later” list. I’ve heard lots of good things about them.

  3. You’ll love Shifting, Sonia! Thanks for the shout out! I love Bethany’s story and hope she’ll write a sequel. It’s not post apocalyptic but it does deal with a fascinating legend about skinwalkers.

  4. I’ve read all three of the Hunger Games trilogy and love it, so excited for the movie! haven’t checked out Bethany Wiggins but must do so! 😀

  5. I read The Hunger Games last Saturday. I couldn’t put it down and stayed up until almost Sunday to finish it. I’m looking forward to the movie, but I wonder what will be changed, and if it will aggravate me. Movies are rarely as good as the books. I ordered Catching Fire a couple days ago.

    1. That’s the way it was for me. I just devoured the book. The only thing I wonder about is the strange hybrid animals. Seem like it would be tough to make those look plausible (they didn’t really seem that plausible to me in the book).

  6. I resisted reading Mockingjay forever. I somehow missed the release of the first two volumes, and didn’t know that this Mockingjay book, which suddenly everyone was talking about, was dystopian. (Like you, I LOVE my dystopian stories.) I just avoiding it, thinking it was similar to Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (which I have not read, and thus, should not knock. But it’s not really my kind of thing, even though it was wildly popular.)

    One day, in Target, desperate for something new to read – I picked up the paperback of The Hunger Games. I read the whole thing in less than a day and went back to buy the sequels. LOVE the series.

    I’m worried that the movie just can’t live up to my imagination. How are they going to convey those costumes that Cinna designed??

  7. I LOVE The Hunger Games and can’t wait to see the movie. I’ll have to check out Shifting.

    By the way, your banner is super awesome! Have a great weekend, Sonia!

  8. I can’t wait. Loved the first book and Jennifer Lawrence is a fantastic actress.

    Game of Thrones is must watch TV in my house. HBO might have a revolt on their hands if they play any type of April Fools joke and delay the premiere. 🙂

  9. I LOVE Game of Thrones and am so there on Friday for the opening of The Hunger Games. Now you are telling me I have to check out Shifting? Good God! LOL Adding it to my TBR. 🙂

  10. My sister has read them all and is primed for the release of the film. WIth her enthusiasm in mind, I think I might have to crack into the first one once I wrap up my current read.

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