Sunday, September 18, 2011

Catching Fire by: Suzanne Collins

Publication Date: Spetmeber 2009

Overview: 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.

My thoughts: In the begining Katniss is dealing with life back in town. After everything at the Hungar Games, life back at home everything is not what it seems. She loves Peeta and Gale and doesn't want to admit it. She's fighting everything! Peacekeepers change and this start things in motion for change. Including Katniss and her friends and fmily. They all think of leaving, running away to find another place to life and who could blame them. Not me, really. Their life has never been easy. And most of us complain about our lives on a daily basis, we need to take a page from this book and try to live it. I really don't think we'd make it.
Anyway, the Hungar Games begin again and this time Katniss and Peeta go back. Due to an anniversary celebration. Do they both make it out alive this time or do they die?
And we find the uprising had truly begun.

My rating:5 stars

Incarceron by: Catherine Fisher

Publication Date:February 2011

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells and corridors, but metal forests, dilapidated cities, and wilderness. It has been sealed for centuries, and only one man has ever escaped. Finn has always been a prisoner here. Although he has no memory of his childhood, he is sure he came from Outside. His link to the Outside, his chance to break free, is Claudia, the warden's daughter, herself determined to escape an arranged marriage. They are up against impossible odds, but one thing looms above all: Incarceron itself is alive . . .

My thoughts:I loved the idea of an inescapable prison. It was very thrilling, not knowing if it was real or if they would get out.
Giles and prince is dead...or so we were told. And his intended bride is told she must now marry his brother who is a spoiled prince and wants nothing to do with rules. his mother has planned all of this because she knows Claudia's secret. It's a big secret that not even Claudia knows about.
Finn is a boy that was born and raised in the prison. He has no family only an oath brother and  a mentor to help guide him through life.
Finn and his friends find a key that lets them talk to Claudia and now with her help they may have a chance of life on the outside...
And could it be that Finn is Giles!!!!!

My Rating: 4 stars