Wednesday, September 23, 2009

“Catching Fire”

Holy cow! Do you realize it has been a little over five months since I last reviewed a book I have read? That is almost insane to me knowing how many books I actually read over the summer.

From The Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare to other young adult novelists like Alyson Noel, P.C and Kristin Cast, and Aprilynne Pike, I was in no shortage of fantastical worlds filled with fairies, vampires, werewolves, and other immortal creatures. Not to worry though, I of course varied my genres with a few adult books by authors like Jodi Picoult and Adriana Trigiani. Why I didn’t review any of these novels is beyond me because some of them were truly riveting and I would have highly recommended them.

As for my most current read though….well, I just couldn’t let the moment slip by without mentioning a little something about it.

A little less than a year ago I reviewed a book by Suzanne Collins called The Hunger Games. If you were around then, you may remember that I absolutely loved the book but hated that it was a series. I am, without a doubt, an instant gratification kind of girl; and knowing that I would have to wait a whole year for the second book to be released…well, let’s just say that doesn’t sit too well with me.

catching-fire But on September 1st, the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, was released.

Although I have had it since then, I finally picked it up yesterday (not that I really had the time) and finished it last night – no lie – it was that stinkin’ good! And talk about a major cliff hanger at the end…I am about to pull my hair out knowing that I am going to have to wait, yet again, another year for the final book to be released.

I don’t want to give you a play-by-play review of Catching Fire because if you have yet to read the first one, I would hate to spoil it for you.

Unlike most second installments of a series though, Catching Fire jumps right into the action and heart of the book. There is really no backtracking to fill you in or remind you of what happened in The Hunger Games. So again, if you have yet to read the first, do so…NOW! I promise you won’t be sorry with this series. {Don’t tell anyone; but…I may just like it more than Twilight (insert sounds of shock and awe) but I’ll hold out on that judgment until after I have read the third and final book.}

So, what good books have you all read lately?


Stacey said...

Okay, that is next on my list. It sounds awesome!! Thanks for the recommendation! Besides reading Dora books every night to Chase, who BELIEVES he's Dora. Please let this be a phase... I am reading "Having a Mary Spirit - Allowing God to Change Us From the Inside Out by Joanna Weaver. I am finding peace in it and it's what I need at the moment. Plus, I need a lesson in calm and quiet, because I think those two things were left completely out of my nature.

Angie - The Arthur Clan said...

Series drive me crazy too! I waited to read the Twilight series until all of the books were out because I can't stand the wait. lol!

Life with Kaishon said...

I read a Jodi Piccoult book called the Pact and I hated it. Oh my goodness. I couldn't quit in the middle though. I just got two books at the thrift store today. I can't remember the title. I would like to finish one before the weekend is over though : ) unless I decide to be a nice mom and take Kaish on a trip tomorrow.