You've seen the books, heard the rave reviews, even probably caught the movie trailer. Despite all the hype I just was not interested in reading these books. Just like with the Twilight Saga I dislike being suckered into a series or show or movie or what-have-you for the sake of popular demand. Especially this Hunger Games thing. I mean, the gist of what I got was kids being forced to kill each other in need of survival. It's just so NOT my kind of thing. I like happy stories, romances, comedies. But this dang book kept coming up in my kindle as a recommended read. No matter how many times I denied it, it still came up. It was actually quite annoying. I had a free book rental for the month of February, so I decided I'd give this dumb book a try. I'd read no more than two chapters and if it didn't stick I could tell the world and obsessed HG followers to suck it.
You know what happens next.
I read the two chapters. Put the book down... for several days as a matter of fact. Finished another book (Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M.: Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the Dawn of the Modern Woman, a very interesting read) and couldn't get Katniss out of my head. I knew I had to go back to the book. Maybe it'd lose steam, was my hope. But I ended up finishing the book within a week. And now I'm onto book two. And worse, I went ahead and purchased all three books on my kindle! lol.
I suppose I shouldn't buck the system any longer. There are reasons why things like Twilight and Hunger Games grow so big, become so popular, etc. They are truly good stories. They are well written, they capture your attention, you melt into the stories, you laugh, and cry, and sometimes even yell at the characters (because you know, that always helps. lol) I'm gonna keep reading these fab books, if you want to read my reviews you can find me on Goodreads.