Thursday, October 7, 2010

Waiting for Payday 2

Waiting for Payday is a weekly event hosted at The Bookish Snob which spotlights books that may have been out for a while that you're anxious to get your hands on, but that empty wallet is already crying, so Waiting for Payday it is! Head on over to TheBookishSnob and link up!

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games 1) by Suzanne Collins

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before--and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

I somehow missed this when it first came out, and honestly, even though I usually avoid things that have huge, mass appeal I saw so much about the series when Mockingjay was coming towards release that I got interested. Now it's definitely on my list to buy!


Kristen said...

I was the same way I found it at my bookstore and had no interest in it but since the publicity of Mockingay and all of these reviews of people having nothing but great things to say has made me change my mind as well

TheBookishSnob said...

It's funny but I was the same way. People would ask me if I'd read it and I'd wave them off as not interested. It wasn't until all the megahype with Mockingjay that when I saw it at Walmart I bought it. Now it sits on my book shelf and who knows when I'll get around to reading it. I can almost guarantee that it'll be one of those reads that I'll devour and beat myself up for not reading it sooner. Hope you get to buy it soon.

Thanks for coming by and being a part of this :)

LMW said...

I have this one on my shelf too! I didn't buy it, my husband did and my whole family has read it and keeps telling me "You HAVE to read this!" but I have just never got around to it yet! Someday...lol!
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Sondrae Bennett said...

I've heard good things about this book but haven't picked it up. You'll have to tell us what you think when you do get around to reading it.

Lisa_sps said...

Love your Waiting for the PaydaY!
Here is mine ( http://lisafragments.blogspot.com/ )

Kate said...

I hope you payday gets here soon! I actually heard about The Hunger Games through Stephenie Meyers site before it even came out, and as I'm of fan of Battle Royale, The Long Walk and The Lottery, it sounded right up my alley. I look forward to your review!

Jon said...

Hi! Just stopping in from the hop. I'm hoping to borrow a copy of the three Hunger Games books from a friend. Looking forward to adding Collins to my list of authors I follow.

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