Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire and Mockingjay

by: Suzanne Collins

Source: bought at Wal-Mart


Catching Fire-Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Mockingjay-Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.


I could not wait to read these books after I finished "The Huger Games". I read Catching Fire and could not force myself to review it before starting the final book. I was absolutely hooked! Suzanne Collins did a wonderful job with these novels. I couldn't believe the horrible things the people in Panem went through. I loved every minute of these novels and can't wait to see the movies based on them, although I know there is no possibility they are as good as the books!)

Elemental by Emily White


by: Emily White

Source: ARC provided by Spencer Hill Press

Publication Date: May 1, 2012


Just because Ella can burn someone to the ground with her mind doesn't mean she should... but she wants to. For ten years--ever since she was a small child--Ella has been held prisoner. Now that she has escaped, she needs answers. Who is she? Why was she taken? And who is the boy with the beautiful green eyes who haunts her memories? Is Ella the prophesied Destructor... or will she be the one who's destroyed?


I didn't really know what to think about this book when I first saw it. I read the synopsis and new that I just had to read it but I wasn't sure how I would like it. Well, I am definitely glad I did! I absolutely loved the novel and can't wait for book two! Emily White had me on the edge of my seat through the entire novel. I never saw the ending coming before it happened and it literally made me gasp from surprise.