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Gah!

Okay, that sounds like a Luke/Reid line (yes, I tend to associate everything with LuRe, leave me alone!) but I actually read it in The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, which I just finished last night and which I completely loved.

Summary in a nutshell: It's set in the future, which is very controlled, strict and a dictatorship, really, where children from 12 districts (which are like states) are selected randomly each year to take part in a competition where they have to literally fight each other to the death and where only one can survive. That the main character, Katniss, is a 16-year-old girl who's so awesome is the best thing about the novel.

I've been hearing great things about these novels (it's a trilogy, I believe) for a bit now but I've been too busy at work and with other stuff in RL and with LuRe and fic writing so I hadn't had a chance to read a book in a year. A year!

And then I heard about the film they're adapting from the novel, which looks totally kick-ass (especially since one of my favorite actresses, Elizabeth Banks, is in it).

Kind of spoilerish but not really: I'm shipping Katniss/Peeta (yeah, it's a het couple for a change!) SO MUCH now. These two are fantastic together. They're both representing the same district in the games, and thus, have to fight each other, but in the midst of all this terror and brutality, they manage to forge an interesting relationship. When Peeta utters that line, I melted. *sigh*

NEED to get the 2nd book ASAP! In the meantime, I'm finishing up a LuRe one-shot which I should have up sometime this week (still stuck on the WIP, though, and don't know if I'll continue it). It was nice to take a break from writing for a bit to enjoy a great book, and if anyone out there is looking for something to read, I highly recommend this one.

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shadownyc
Jun. 9th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the rec. I'll check it out.
sleeper6
Jun. 10th, 2011 02:15 am (UTC)
And I saw your updated site recently. I definitely need to check out one of your books. I'm looking for good books to read for the summer. :)
shadownyc
Jun. 10th, 2011 09:46 am (UTC)
I think the best of all my books, for a combination of intense dramatic/emotional story and plot is Seasons of Change, with Waves of Fortune as a runner up as it's a murder mystery.

I also write pure romance, as in Healthy Obsession and its sequel A Risk Worth Taking. (This summer's series is also pure romance, all containing some dramatic twists.)

I hope you enjoy!!!
rtruffles
Jun. 9th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the rec! I'm always looking for good books! Now if only I had the time to read them. *sigh*
sleeper6
Jun. 10th, 2011 02:08 am (UTC)
I hear ya, time is scarce but if you get a chance, I hope you do get to read it. :)
thefigtree
Jun. 9th, 2011 05:23 pm (UTC)
I've heard great things about this book series. I totally need to read it. :) That's exciting that Elizabeth Banks will be in the movie; she's fantastic. Did you see her in that movie Heights?
sleeper6
Jun. 9th, 2011 05:35 pm (UTC)
I was tired of not knowing what a lot of people were talking about and the story sounded interesting so I had to check it out. I'm hoping to go buy the second book this weekend.

And I think I had that movie on my Netflix list before I canceled it :( I've seem most of her films cause I had them all in my queue at one time. I have only 2 video stores in town and they don't carry too many non-mainstream/independent films but I'll go search for it. If not, I'll wait til I get Netflix back (hopefully soon!)
thefigtree
Jun. 10th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC)
If you do get a chance to see it, I'd love to hear what you think of it. It's quite a little gem. Netflix is such a great resource for indies.
kccalgal
Jun. 10th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
I think I gave up books when I started reading fan fic. This doesn't count the schoolage books I read with my kids so maybe I do still read. Does Ramona the Pest count?

We are leaving for vacation soon. Maybe I'll go check this one out.
sleeper6
Jun. 10th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
The Ramona books count--a book is a book. :)

Hope you do check it out. And have fun on your trip!
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