Thursday, September 17, 2009

Favorite Thing of the Week ~ Catching Fire

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a “Favorite Thing of the Week” post, but I decided to do one this week, as I currently have a favorite thing that I just can’t get out of my head.

Months ago, I raved about the book, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight series and The Host, recommended it on her website, and I was hooked within the first few pages. The second book of the trilogy, Catching Fire, came out on September 1st and I have pretty much been obsessed with it ever since. I’ve read the book twice and just started listening to the audiobook for the second time. I love it! I love the storyline, the characters, the suspense, the politics, and the cliffhanger that is even more frustrating this time around than with The Hunger Games. I even love the love triangle between Katniss, Peeta, and Gale {three of the main characters} that seems unlikely to ever be fully resolved. {And what’s crazy is that I’m not sure how I want it to resolve if it ever does ~ both Peeta and Gale seem perfect for Katniss, and I know that she love them both! So difficult!}

I know there are a lot of die~hard Twilight fans out there who may object to this next statement, but I truly feel that these books blow the Twilight series out of the water. There is simply no comparison. They are just SO MUCH MORE… If you haven’t checked The Hunger Games and Catching Fire out, run straight to the bookstore or log onto Amazon and buy them now. But be sure to clear your schedule before you start reading, because once you start, you won’t want to stop.

Have you read any good books lately? I love recommendations!


Mrs Soup said...

I have The Hunger Games on reserve at the library waiting for me. Cannot wait to try it out!

And you should check out Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Amazingly good books I think you would enjoy!

Christyrenee said...

I am actually reading Catching Fire right now! I loved loved loved The Hunger Games and am liking Catching Fire just as much, if not more!!

jenjen said...

I was just telling my husband that I wanted to find Hunger Games. I am also going to put Catching Fire on my list. Thanks for the recommendation!


Bitter Sweet Moments said...

Thanks so much for my award....I will have a post up for you tomorrow:) Sorry it took me so long to pick it has been crazy!! Also, thanks for stopping by to check on my too:)

Just Breathe said...

Hi Heather, I just came over from Chrissy's where we got an award today. Just wanted to say HI!