Spoilers. Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers. I originally was going to try writing this review without giving anything big away, but then I realized that I just wanted to talk about ALL THE THINGS
Ersel's tribe of merpeople has been exiled to the coldest habitable water remaining, far north, and every year, their population dwindles as mermaids' eggs are frozen in their wombs, doomed to infertility. In an act of desperation, the king has enforced a law that, in their nineteenth year, each mermaid must undergo a test of fertility - and the female with the highest likelihood of successful brooding becomes a prized possession, coveted by all of the mermen. To be fertile, and wanted, is the greatest pride any mermaid in their tribe can hold.
This meme was started by Renee over at It’s Book Talk to give bloggers an opportunity to do a weekly throwback challenge! The idea is to highlight either an old favorite, or a book on your TBR that was published at least a year ago. This week, I've opted to highlight an old favorite: The Hunger Games trilogy!
This week's Top 5 Wednesday challenge is to narrow down your top 5 quintessential summer reads! These might be beachy reads, fluffy contemporaries, short stories, or just something that makes you think of green grass, sunny skies, and fun.
“How do you not like the Internet? That's like saying, 'I don't like things that are convenient. And easy. I don't like having access to all of mankind's recorded discoveries at my fingertips. I don't like light. And knowledge.'”
I originally thought I would just give a basic rundown of the entire anthology, maybe while throwing in a star rating for each individual story. By the time I reached somewhere around the halfway mark, I realized that would be incredibly unfair, as I was bored to tears by some stories, while others made me immediately look up more works by that author to add to my TBR. Hence, I'll give a short rundown of each story, as well as a star rating.
“I'm not going to be raped. I'm not going to be murdered. I'm going to bring him to justice so this never happens to anyone else. I'm not going to think like a victim. I'm going to think like a winner. Because that's what I am. I'm Ruthless, by God, and I need to act like it.”