Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Best of the Bunch: August 2011

"Best of the Bunch" is a meme hosted every month by Lyrical Reviews. It spotlights our absolute favorite book we read this month. My Best of the Bunch pick for August is......

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

Young Katniss Everdeen has survived the dreaded Hunger Games not once, but twice, but even now she can find no relief. In fact, the dangers seem to be escalating: President Snow has declared an all-out war on Katniss, her family, her friends, and all the oppressed people of District 12. The thrill-packed final installment of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy will keep young hearts pounding.

I actually read the entire Hunger Games Trilogy this month, and if I could I would award the entire series with The Best of the Bunch title. But since I could only pick one, I picked the final book, Mockingjay. My best friend over at The Book Life kept urging me to read this series, but I was dragging my feet on it because I just didn't think that I'm the "dystopian" type. But, I was incredibly wrong! Mockingjay was a great ending to a fantastic story. If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it. My review can be found HERE.


  1. Fantastic pick! I adore the Hunger Games trilogy, and Mockingjay especially is one of those books that just tears my heart out (it's similar in that way to Where She Went, actually). Are you looking forward to the movie? On the one hand I think it could be really cool, but at the same time I'm kind of over YA books being turned into movies and wish they'd just leave them alone. I'm definitely still going to see it though. :P

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  2. Yeah, definitely check out If I Stay and Where She Went! I delayed reading them for a long time because I didn't think I was in the mood to read the depressing subject matter (and If I Stay IS pretty sad), but they're both just so good. I can't wait to see what you think of them!

  3. This is a brilliant choice! I did actually read The Hunger Games this month and it was a real struggle to choose between that and The Declaration. I can't wait to read the other 2 books in the trilogy!

    As for the movie, I agree with you Andie, I think they can really change the characters and images you already formed in your head. I read Breaking Dawn after the Twilight film came out so I couldn't see my original characters anymore, I could only picture whatsherface and whatshisface. Grrr!

  4. Somehow, I didn't really enjoy this book as the other two, but it was a really cool ending! :D Great pick!


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