Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Catching Fire

I've started the trilogy and can't seem to put those books down. I loved The Hunger Games even though I never expected myself to really like it. I just never read apocalyptic stories. But, this was a great story. And then Catching Fire was good but definitely a sequel. I hated the ending. The only redeeming fact was that Mockingjay was already out and I could buy it in a heartbeat on my Kindle.

And, one thing I miss with the Kindle: covers.

Book covers. I love looking at them. The beautiful art, the colors. My Kindle is black and white. So, like I said, I do miss the book covers.

Anyway, I've nearly completed Mockingjay - in about one day.

I still didn't like the way the second book left me hanging. I felt sort of played. And, that's without having to wait to get the third book in the series.

I don't know maybe that's just me. After all, I read Catching Fire in one day.

How 'bout you? Have you read the series? What did you think about the way Catching Fire ended?


Kelly said...

When I heard about the premise of Hunger Games, I didn't think it would appeal to me. But then with everyone raving about it, I decided to give it a try and I'm so glad i did. It was my favorite books I read this year. I agree that Catching Fire didn't seem like good closure for a book, but thankfully I didn't have to wait to long for Mockingjay to come out! Excellent writing, unique, disturbing premise, and amazing characters. I loved Peeta.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I've heard other people say the same thing about the last book's ending. We're reading the Hunger Games for February's book club. I bet I like it.

adrienne said...

Haven't read them (maybe someday), but I'm with you on the book covers!

Carol Riggs said...

I don't blame you for missing the covers; that is one of my fave parts of a hard copy book (esp since I'm an artist along with being a writer).

When I read Hunger Games, I didn't know it was a trilogy (yeah, I'm dumb that way), so I was VERY disappointed that it didn't end! *gnashing of teeth* Yeaaah, Catching Fire had the same problem; I can so relate. And then I didn't like the way I'd heard Mockingjay ended, so frankly, I didn't even read Mockingjay. I have tons of things to do, and read a book w/ that kind of ending wasn't worth it to me.

Rena said...

I haven't read any of them. I'm such a nerd.

Marcia said...

I didn't like the ending of CF either -- more because I was confused by it than anything. I was like "What exactly just happened?" But I can see the logic in structuring a trilogy this way: Book 1 has to feel complete. In book #2 you can leave 'em hanging because they'll come back for #3 and by then there'll BE a book #3. And that's all the more momentum/demand/angst for #3 to wrap it all up.