The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins (Non Spoiler Review)|TeenBookLit101

NON SPOILER: The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 5/5 Stars

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TITLE: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay

AUTHOR: Suzanne Collins

PUBLISHING DETAILS: (UK) 2009-2011

PAGES: Approximately 400 each book

STARS: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Synopsis:

Set in the future of America now known as Panem, an annual reality style game show is held to punish the 12 poor districts for uprising against the ruling government of the Capitol. 1 girl and 1 boy between the ages of 12-18 are reaped into the games from each district to fight to the death. 24 tributes, 1 winner. Winning will make you famous. Losing means certain death.

When 16 year old Katniss Everdeen takes place and volunteers for her younger sister she sparks hope within the districts leading to grave consequences for her and her loved ones.


Writing Style:

The trilogy is written in first person narrative from Katniss’ perspective. Suzanne Collins’ writing style is extremely easy to follow and fast paced as it kept me turning pages. It reads really quickly immersing you full on into all the action.


Character Development:

Suzanne Collins’ doesn’t forget to develop realistic characters in the midst of all the plot. The trilogy if full of the character development of Katniss as she struggles to find her inner self amongst all the violence and threat of the capitol. We see her struggle emotionally but battle it out to become a powerful and strong female lead.


Themes:

Dystopian society is the main theme in the novel. We see a future America split into 12 poor districts each responsible for providing the rich Capitol with supplies e.g. district 12 specialises in coal mining.

Survival is a key, as with the games and the anger of the Capitol nobody is safe especially Katniss and her loved ones.


Overall thoughts:

I just love this trilogy. It holds a special place in my heart because it’s what really sparked my love of reading. I would recommend this to anyone really but especially if you’re looking to get into the YA age bracket of books. Thank you Suzanne Collins for writing this awesome trilogy, (I wish you would write more.)


Top Quote:

“May the odds be ever in your favour”


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November Snow (Bad Bloods #2) by Shannon A Thompson (Non Spoiler Review) |TeenBookLit101

28965353.jpgTITLE: November Snow

AUTHOR: Shannon A Thompson

PUBLISHING: Published July 25th 2016 by Clean Teen Publishing

PAGES: 262 (eBook)

STARS: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

NOTES: I was sent an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank You so much


SYNOPSIS:

Bad Bloods is a two part dystopian novel that follows main characters Serena and Daniel. Both are bad bloods who possess special powers but they are seen as a threat the city of Vendona and upon exposure are executed. With the election coming up the fate of all the bad bloods is at risk…


WRITING STYLE:

The novel is written in dual narrative perspective of both Serena and Daniel in alternative chapters. This provides a deep insight into both of the main characters and I really enjoyed the style. The writing is quick paced and easy to understand.


CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

I found myself really attached to each and every member of the flock. We see all the characters of the 2 flocks as realistic individuals. I love how Shannon has given each member of the flocks realistic personalities and has given real thought into each character giving them all individual powers.

By the end of the novel we see Serena and Daniel have both grown into stronger characters


THEMES:

Within the flocks we see a lot of responsibility and love/compassion between the members. We see them act as a family as they assure survival.

Survival is a key part as the bad bloods must keep their identity hidden from the rest of the city

The novel also includes some fantasy with the powers of the bad bloods and each bad blood has individual powers making it rally unique.


OVERALL THOUGHTS:

I loved part 2 much more than part one. It had so much action in making you anticipate what’s going to happen whilst on the edge of your seat. Oh the feels, I absolutely loved it!!


TOP QUOTE:

“He told her about her soul, and she told him about her dreams and stories. And everything began to unravel from there.”

Thank you so much for reading my review. Let me know in the comments of you have also read this book or if you have a review of this book yourself, send me the link in the comments and I will be sure to check it out Thanks and see you all soon…

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November Rain (Bad Bloods #1) by Shannon A Thompson (Non Spoiler Review) |TeenBookLit101

November Rain.jpgTITLE: November Rain (Bad Bloods #1)

AUTHOR: Shannon A Thompson

PUBLISHING: Published July 18th 2016 by Clean Teen Publishing

PAGES: 165 (eBook)

STARS: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

NOTES: I was sent an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank You so much


SYNOPSIS:

Bad Bloods is a two-part dystopian novel that follows main characters Serena and Daniel. Both are bad bloods who possess special powers but they are seen as a threat the city of Vendona and upon exposure are executed. With the election coming up the fate of all the bad bloods is at risk…


WRITING STYLE:

The novel is written in dual narrative perspective of both Serena and Daniel in alternative chapters. This provides a deep insight into both of the main characters and I really enjoyed the style. The writing is quick paced and easy to understand.


CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT:

The dual narrative gives a chance for the 2 main characters Serena and Daniel to really develop. A lot of detail has been put into emotions and character development. We also see all the characters of the 2 flocks as realistic individuals. I love how Shannon has given each member of the flocks realistic personalities and has given real thought into each character giving them all individual powers.


THEMES:

Within the flocks we see a lot of responsibility and love/compassion between the members. We see them act as a family as they assure survival. Survival is a key part as the bad bloods must keep their identity hidden from the rest of the city. The novel also includes some fantasy with the powers of the bad bloods and each bad blood has individual powers making it rally unique.


OVERALL THOUGHTS:

I was in love with this novel right from the first page. It’s such a page turner and definitely a unique concept. I haven’t read anything like it so far. I love how fast paced and intense it is.


TOP QUOTE:

  • “Bad bloods aren’t born evil or dangerous. We are taught to be, but only because we have to if we want to survive.”

Thank you so much for reading my review. Let me know in the comments of you have also read this book or if you have a review of this book yourself, send me the link in the comments and I will be sure to check it out Thanks and see you all soon…

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Divergent by Veronica Roth (Non Spoiler)|TeenBookLit101

NON SPOILER: Divergent By Veronica Roth 5/5 Stars

Divergent Series

Synopsis:

Set in a futuristic dystopian Chicago, the city is split not by religion or culture but personality traits called the 5 factions. Abnegation for the selfless, Amity for the peaceful, Candor for the truthful, Erudite for the intelligent and Dauntless for the brave. The story follows 16 year old Beatrice Prior as she has to make a choice either to leave her family behind or find where she belongs in society.  But as she ventures out she finds out secrets which threaten both her and those she loves.


Writing Style:

Veronica Roth uses a simple writing style which makes the book really easy to read and follow. The series is written in first person narrative from Beatrice’s perspective for the first two books and the final book in the trilogy is written in dual narrative from Beatrice and Four’s perspectives. The novella ‘Four’ is written in Four’s perspective and is set two years before Beatrice’s story. The trilogy has approximately 500 pages each but the book is very fast paced. You could even finish the book in a day.


Character Development:

Over the three books we definitely get to see Beatrice grow as a person from being uncertain as to what she wants in life to becoming willing to do anything for her loved ones. We see as a young confused girl attempting to make sense of life blossom into a grown and mature lady. We really relate to her as she grows throughout the books. Within the books ‘Allegiant’ and ‘Four’ we get a real insight and understanding to Four’s character. Veronica Roth really explores the characters deeply making them realistic and relatable.


Themes:

Roth explores the main theme of identity. Beatrice is trying to fit into a limited society and figure out where she belongs. Roth also explores the limitations of society and class with the 5 factions.


Overall thoughts:

I absolutely love this series. Veronica Roth has done an amazing job with her debut novel series. It is shocking that she was so young when she wrote it. Divergent is so deep and meaningful yet full of action and adventure. It’s everything you could ask for in a book. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. I can’t wait for more Veronica Roth books in the future.


Top 5 Fav Quotes:

  • “Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
  • “I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.”
  • “ Fear doesn’t shut you down, It wakes you up”
  • “Politeness is deception in pretty packaging”
  • “I am selfish. I am brave”

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