* 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 is probably my single most reread trilogy; all in all, I think I’ve read the trilogy from start to finish a solid six times. I first came across The Hunger Games shortly after Catching Fire was released, and I tore through the first book so fast that I couldn’t even wait for the bookshop to open the next morning for me to go get the second one, so I remember buying it on my phone’s kindle app and staying up all night reading it. Waiting for the final installment was total agony, especially with the bit of a cliffhanger that Catching Fire leaves you on.
The story in this series pulled me in like very few other plots have been capable of doing throughout my life. From the first few chapters, I was obsessed with Katniss and her family, and the entire events surrounding the games as well as the politics of Panem. It’s one of the series that I personally think back to whenever anyone says YA books are all poorly written, because no matter how many times I’ve reread these, they still hold up so well. I love Suzanne’s writing style, and the character development is just stellar, as is the world building. There’s action, romance, betrayal, suspense, heartbreak, humor – everything you could possibly ask for in a book.
I feel like I’m probably preaching to the choir in this blog post, because I’m sure that most of you have already read these books and formed your opinions, but if you haven’t – or if it’s been a while, and you need a refresher – I would implore you to pick up the first book immediately. Actually, scratch that; pick up the box set, because by the time you finish the first installment, you’ll probably be dying to know what happens next.
Also: team Peeta/yellow flower, all day, erryday.