Tuesday, August 31, 2010

August in Review

This month, I read seven books, which is the most I've read any month so far this year. Not too shabby!

Six of the seven were young adult novels.

Three were new authors (to me).

All of the books were part of a series.

My favorite 'new' author was Tana French.

And of course, my favorite book was Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Well worth the wait for that one!

Overall, a decent month of reading, and I hope to keep it up!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay did not disappoint. This is the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. If you have not read the others, this will contain spoilers. Also, if you have not read the others - DO IT NOW!

(Grrr, Blogger won't let me copy and paste a summary, I will try again later).

I have heard that some people weren't satisfied with the way the series was wrapped up, but I really enjoyed the book. I think no matter what had happened, some wouldn't have liked it. But I thought it was all very fitting.

I bawled like a baby for several parts, and cheered out loud at one point. It was just a great book, and an amazing series.

*SPOILERS: I really did like Gale, but I think Peeta was the one that Katniss was meant to be with. I was so sad about Prim - the one that Katniss had been trying to protect since the beginning! :( When Buttercup showed up at the end, I was sobbing!

Overall, just a great series, and I'm really looking forward to reading them all again. I hadn't read Catching Fire since it came out, a year ago, so a few of the details were fuzzy for me, and I think I will catch a lot more (in all the books!) the second time around!

Rated: 5/5

Friday, August 27, 2010


I have been waiting all year for this book and it's finally here! Mockingjay is the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. If you haven't read these books, get ye to the bookstore!! They are fantastic!

I was able to start the book last night, and will read on my lunch hour today, and then after the kids go to bed tonight. I'm already hooked! I'm excited to read further, but sad to see this amazing series come to an end!