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REVIEW: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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Summary:The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Who do they think should pay for the unrest?

Katniss Everdeen.





Title:  Mockingjay
Series:  Hunger Games Trilogy
Book #: 3
Author:  Suzanne Collins
Approximate Book Length:  404 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild


Thoughts:This book felt familiar yet completely different all at the same time. Everything is still life and death and hating President Snow, but there’s no more arena. There are more resources and more consequences. This is war and war isn’t pretty or easy. People die – innocent people sometimes.

For someone who’s never been in a war scenario myself, the mentality of Katniss and the results of some battles felt very realistic. I cried a lot reading this book. I was on the edge of my seat with my breath held for a lot of it too.

The ending didn’t really surprise me and it made a lot of sense to me. I also appreciate the time it took for life to truly feel something like normal for Katniss…

REVIEW: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Summary:Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
Title:  Catching Fire
Series:  Hunger Games Trilogy
Book #: 2
Author:  Suzanne Collins
Approximate Book Length:  403 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:This book once again brought me to tears and kept me on the edge of my seat. The PTSD that Katniss experiences and Snow’s threats backing her into a corner just killed me. Ending up back in the arena wasn’t a surprise, but it was hard to read. Very intriguing though. I guessed at some of the players, but not all. …

REVIEW: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Summary: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, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead 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.
Title:  The Hunger Games
Series:  Hunger Games Trilogy
Book #: 1
Author:  Suzanne Collins
Approximate Book Length:  387 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  16+
Sexual Content:  Mild

Thoughts:I didn’t really k…

REVIEW: Not Quite Perfect by Catherine Bybee

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Summary:Mary Kildare knows how to read people. It’s both why she makes a great therapist and why she refuses to trust the average bachelor. Staying fiercely independent has been her primary relationship strategy—until wealthy playboy pilot (and commitmentphobe) Glen Fairchild reappears in her life. After a yearlong teasing tug-of-war, Mary and Glen test the waters of attraction, only to find that their physical chemistry runs deeper than flirtation.

At first, a bicoastal romance suits them both—especially since Glen can swoop in and whisk Mary away on one of his company’s planes. But no matter how close they get, they’re still three thousand miles apart. And when Mary’s life is threatened, Glen realizes the one luxury he doesn’t have is time. Can he close the distance between them before it’s too late?
Title:  Not Quite Perfect
Series:  Not Quite
Book #: 5
Author:  Catherine Bybee
Approximate Book Length:  332 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:It’s…

REVIEW: Claimed by Jennifer Chance

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Summary:Brash, extreme-adventure loving Nicki Clark has never met a mountain she couldn’t conquer. Until she runs headlong into Stefan Mihal, the kingdom of Garronia’s gorgeous, icy cool, uber-sophisticated diplomat who thinks she’s the most inappropriate woman on the planet. Whatever.

So when the royal family asks Nicki to team up with Mr. Icecube on an impromptu mission across Garronia’s borders, she braces for a long, frigid, knockdown-dragout fight to stay on top.

She’s half right.

Aristocratic to the core, Stefan is furious to be assigned the fiercely independent Nicki as his cover for a top-secret reconnaissance mission into enemy territory. She drives him to distraction with her passion, her defiance - and her unexpected vulnerability that threatens both his focus and his sanity.

Then a shocking revelation blows open the clandestine op, endangering their lives and the future of Garronia, and Stefan risks everything to keep Nicki safe. Because no matter the cost, no matt…