Sunday, March 25, 2012

Five for Five

I have finally read some books I feel I should have read a long time ago and some I did not plan to read until later.

All five of the below reviewed books get five stars from me!

The Pledge:

Wow what a different concept for a book with promise.

A Queen with the ability to live forever in different bodies, a girl with the ability to do things no one else can and a Prince trying to find the only one who can change the country from becoming worse than it already is.

Set in an alternate society where Queen's with powers rule the countries, I found this book to be very interest and a well paced read. I found myself at times thinking about this book, wanting to know what was going to happen next.

Rebels are trying to find the one royal heir that can take the evil queen's place and there's a love story hidden underneath the fighting and diplomacy.

My favorite part of the book, unfortunately cannot be mentioned as it contains a major spoiler. All I can really say is that YOU. MUST. READ. THIS. BOOK.

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay:

Wow what a book, what a series! I wish I had read this series when I first bought it, LAST YEAR!

I find this series to be well worth the wait it took me to get to it though, granted with the movie coming out I am somewhat glad I waited long enough. I managed to read all three of these books a week before the movie came out. I loved these books so much that even though I work a full time job I went to the midnight screening on Thursday night.

Almost everyone knows the story: A girl from the seam volunteers to take her sister's place in the Hunger Games. A love story brews in the Arena. Said girl makes a fool of the Hunger Games. Uprising begin. All districts join together to rage a war against the capital and said girl tries to win it all for her district, for every district.

My favorite scenes are as follows:

1. While in the arena Katniss climbs a tree and uses the Tacker Jackers to kill two tributes and while doing so gets stung by the Tacker Jackers and goes through days worth of visions.

2. While in the arena for the second time, Katniss blows the arena to bits and believes it is the end of her life while the plane comes to take her away.

3. The end of the book, plain and simple. Who she ends up with and why.

This series is right up there with Twilight and I find I can find that I can re-read this series over and over again and it will never grow old.

The movie is well done and I could as well see that movie over and over again.


With Alex no longer with Lena she is now in the Wilds and left to join a small group of invalids who try to bring down a group and let the world know the cure is not worth it, that 'all you need is love'.

This book was, I found, better than the first. It was crazy intense and what an ending! I cannot wait for the third book!

My favorite part was the ending so of course I cannot say any more than that.

Pick up this book now if you have read the first one and I assure you, you will not regret this read!


I am planning a giveaway and as I have not gotten much feedback I have decided to offer to pay for a book from The Book Depository up to $15.00.

This is open internationally.

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This giveaway will run until May 1, 2012 so get the ball rolling!

I will do a draw for the winner!