As promised, here is the next instalment in my Hunger Games series review. After my enthusiasm on the first book, the review you will find post-halt may surprise you somewhat. Well, I hope so – it’s better reading!
In Catching Fire, it’s time for the Third Quarter Quell! That is of course the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Games, and that means trouble. Trouble cooked up by John SNow, President of the Games. Katniss and Peeta really didn’t do him a favour in breaking the rules and denying them a single victor, and he is angry. He admits this to her in conversation. It’s no surprise when, in honour of the 75th Games, twenty-four tributes will have the honour of returning to the arena. Yes, that means it’s round two for Katniss and Peeta. There is, however, a stirring. Two escaped rebels from District 8 are saying that District 13 still exists. District 13 was not wholly destroyed during the Uprising – its inhabitants have moved underground. Rebellion is brewing, and yet again, Katniss has no intention of following the rules. Continue reading →
Ah Syren Syren, singing Syren. The fifth (and largest, if I am not mistaken) book in the Septimus Heap series. It’s a bit different to all of the others, and it really isn’t my favourite book in the series. Come on, this is a book review; I’m not indifferent, and neither am I obliged to give books good reviews. However, it’s part of this series review, thus I must review it. This review probably will be fairly short. I don’t have much to say about this book, in all.
In Syren, Septimus, Jenna and Beetle (again) are marooned on (I cringe to say it) a desert island. Spit Fyre has been hit by lightning, which is why they crashed their. His life – well, his tail – is hanging in the balance. The only hope for his recovery is a strange girl from Septimus’ past.. whom is not who she seems to be. Meanwhile, Milo Banda is dealing in Darke items for his Princess – does he know what he is doing?