Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins


Format Read: Hardcover

Number of Pages: 391

Release Date: September 1st, 2009

Publisher: Scholastic

Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Book, eBook

Purchasing Info: Suzanne Collins WebsiteGoodreadsAmazonBarnes&Noble

Book Blurb:

“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.“

*Might contain minor spoilers if you haven’t read The Hunger Games!

My Thoughts:

Catching Fire starts off a couple months after the events in The Hunger Games and we learn what happened in this period through flashbacks. 

Katniss won the games and now needs …

Guest Post & Giveaway: Julia Rachel Barrett

Passion
I am a passionate person.  I’m passionate about my family and my children…my pets, my parents, my political values, my sports teams, my exercise, my food and wine, and my spiritual beliefs.  I’m even passionate about my ketchup – there better be plenty of it served with my French fries! 
I’m especially passionate about words.  Words have the power to change the world.  Let’s not kid ourselves – throughout history, the written word has provided impetus for forward progress.  It’s given us something else, pleasure, pure pleasure and an invaluable venue to express our imaginations.  I love the written word.  Books, magazines, newspapers, ebooks – I love ‘em all!
So how much fun is it to be a writer?  Hey, for …

New Releases: Feburary 23, 2010

22rd Feburary  In the Midst of it All by Tiffany L. Warren

Genre: Christian Romance
All her life, Zenovia has struggled with the burden of caring for her schizophrenic mother, Audrey, alone. Until one day, God seems to offer support in the form of two members of a church called the Brethren of the Sacrifice, who knock at the women’s door preaching an unconventional version of the Gospel. Despite having questions, Zenovia agrees to join the church along with her mother. Soon afterward, Audrey stops taking her medication when fellow churchgoers deem her illness a demonic possession. Unable to watch her mother’s mental deterioration, Zenovia flees town, only to receive a fateful phone call several years later telling her of her mother’s suicide. Heartbroken, Zenovia must now make a soul-altering choice: accept “God’s will,” or return home to confront the …

Geekdom of Books: The Greatness that could be Blio

This week we will hopefully get one of the best new inventions in digital reading. The blio eReader will go live this week and I can’t say enough how excited I am about this.

What’s all the fuss about?
Blio is a new free eReader software that makes eBooks more “real”. The books are in full.color and they still have the full layout of the original. All the fonts and the structure is the same. They can also include new digital material like videos or interactive questionnaires. Sound a bit like Vook but in reality it seems to be so much more.

You ask yourself why this is great news?
Okay it won’t make such a difference for your everyday reading but it opens the digital reading world to other genres or formats. Think about books for children with all these colorful pictures in it. Blio has an integrated reading aloud feature that will always …

Review: My Everything by Julia Rachel Barrett

Format Read: eBookNumber of Pages: 164 Release Date: February 12, 2010Publisher: Cobblestone PressFormats Available:eBook(lit, html, pdf, mobipocket)Purchasing Info:goodreads, buy atCobblestone Press, Authors website, Authors Blog

Book Blurb:Security consultant Ben McCall is alone. His wife and unborn child are dead, victims of an assassination attempt meant for someone else. Grieving, he disappears. When his best friend is in danger Ben resurfaces, only to find his friend isn’t the target of a murderer, he is.

Grace Adams is one of the walking wounded. Her husband died two years ago. One night she is incapacitated. A man comes to her aid. He’s the man she fell in love with years before, Ben McCall. As the passion between them reignites, Grace too becomes …

BOOKISH EYE CANDY : ADAM BLACK

Hey Everyone! *waves* Happy Sunday!!! It’s time for another Bookish Eye Candy. Today i bring with me one of my yummy Highlanders *sigh* i lurve me some highlanders!!! You can never get enough of a highlader!! So first a little about the book:


Immortal Highlander

From the “Highlanders” Series
By: Karen Moning

BEWARE: lethally seductive alpha male of immense strength and dark eroticism, do not look at him. Do not touch him. Do not be tempted. Do not be seduced…

With his long, black hair and dark, mesmerizing eyes, Adam Black is Trouble with a capital T. Immortal, arrogant, and intensely sensual, he is the consummate seducer, free to roam across time and continents in pursuit of his insatiable desires. That is, until a curse strips him of his immortality and makes him invisible, a cruel fate for so irresistible a man. …

Randomly Booked: My Book Hero

The book Green Rider by Kristen Britain is a wonderful book full of action and adventures. After finishing this book – which is book one in the series – I realized that I had found a new friend and even a hero. Karigan G’ladheon is the main character and she was given a message by a dying Green Rider – the Kings messenger service – and she has to take it to the king.

Karigan is a character who is brave and will do anything she is promises. She goes through alot of very serious dangers and overcomes them learning from every experience. Karigan is a fighter who learns alot about battles and the kings messenger service on her journey to pass along the message she has for the king.

The song I am choosing for Karigan and her …

Post Thumbnail of Winner of First Drop of Crimson!!!
17 Feb 2010

Winner of First Drop of Crimson!!!

Yep, I know I made you wait for the winner a bit but I can now proudly proclaim that I passed my Soil Mechanics exam and I SO know how jealous you all are about that. LOL

Without any more babbling from me …the winner of First Drop of Crimson by Jeaniene Frost is……

*~*drumroll*~*   

heatwave16Congrats! Please contact us through our Contact form at the top before Sunday, Feb. 21st or we will have to re-draw.

Thanks!

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All YA Love: Guest Post by Alexandra Diaz

It is our pleasure to have with us today Alexandra Diaz, author of Of All Stupid Things which was released in December. Alexandra shares with us how growing up and being home-schooled shows up in her writing. Thanks so much Alexandra, take it away…

“How Home-Schooling Inspired My Writing”
(photo credit: Owen Benson)

My schooling was quite unconventional compared to my friends. While my friends rode off to first grade in a yellow school bus, I went to a Montessori school where they didn’t know what grades (neither years nor marks) meant. In high school when kids stayed up late to study for tests, I was up all night with a goat in labor. In many ways I envied the “normal” childhood of others and wanted very much to be a part of it. Or at least the idealized part of …

Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Format Read: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 374
Release Date: September 13th, 2008
Publisher: Scholastic
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Book, eBook

Purchasing Info: Suzanne Collins WebsiteGoodreadsAmazonBarnes&Noble

Book Blurb:

“In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.”

My Thoughts:

The Hunger Games gives us a look in a possible future of the society and world we live in today. We follow Katniss about a century after environmental catastrophes have changed the face of North America and the former United States is now Panem, a nation divided into 12 districts and a Capitol.

Katniss lives in district 12 and has been taking care of her mother and little sister since her …

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