Ok, ok, I'm totally taking advantage of The Hunger Games movie hype to promote my past reviews of the series. Who cares, so what? Here are my thoughts on the books back when I read them. Click on the links to visit the review.
The Hunger Games. I was reluctantly drawn into reading this one in 2010. I was hooked right away.
Catching Fire. Later in 2010, I continued with the Catching Fire. Mockingjay was soon to come out and I wanted to catch up. This time I chose to listen to the audio. I wasn't a big fan of the audio but the story continued to intrigue me. I also used the time listening to it to make a hat that I call the Catching Fire beret.
Mockingjay. The final book in the series came out and I made sure I was first to get it from the library. I managed to read the series in one year, that way I didn't have long to wait between books and forget all the details. This was the most controversial of the three. Many people felt disappointed but I was satisfied.
So there you go.
I haven't seen the movie yet. Have you? Did you read the books? If you did both, how did it compare? How do you feel about the movie hype? Justified or too much? And what about the marketing and promotion of products based on the series, any thoughts on that?