Friday, August 27, 2010

My non-review of Mockingjay plus what you MUST read next

For someone who spends all of her time reading and writing, I suck at writing book reviews. I'm always paranoid I'll give something important away and spoil the story for someone and it takes me FOREVER. So, in honor of that little random fact about myself, I give you my non-review of Suzanne Collin's, Mockingjay, the final book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
A W E S O M E.

Mind-blowing, shocking, non-stop suspense and action, get the drift. If you haven't read these book you need to. You MUST read these books. I finished MJ on Tuesday night (ok, Wed morning at 2am if you want to be specific) and haven't stopped thinking about it since. I can't even start a new book yet. I'm consumed with the sheer brilliance of Suzanne Collins and the world she's created. And clearly I run my mouth about these books any chance I get because when my son's pediatrician called to setup his allergy blood work she thanked me. Haha, she thanked me for suggesting she read The Hunger Games back in March. Turns out she took my suggestion and fell madly in love too and got her mom and sister hooked. Awesome.

One thing that has helped me cope with the ending of these books is reading one of, if not, the best opening chapter of any book. Ever. And it comes from the fabulous Beth Revis' debut novel, Across the Universe. Be prepared to freak out and obsess over the need to read the rest of this book after you check out the first chapter. WOW. Check it out here! I guarantee you'll be hooked. Plus, Beth totally rocks...and so does her cover. Swoon.


Ezmirelda said...

Wow! The cover looks awesome.
I'm off to go read the first chapter.

I'm still waiting for my copy of Mockingjay--I feel like I'm the only one who hasn't read it yet.

On the train yesterday I counted 6 people who were reading it at the station. Six!And there I was Mockingjay-less.

Brittany Roshelle said...

Wow-I've heard such great reviews for Mockingjay! I'll have to check it out and Across the Universe!

beth said...

I thought I'd commented earlier, but must not have--but thank you for featuring my book!