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The Hunger Games (Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

YA, Sci-Fi, Dystopia

INFORMATION

Title: The Hunger Games
Series: Hunger Games #1
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publication Date: 14th September 2008 (Scholastic)
Pages: 464

My Rating(s): ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Synopsis

Twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live event called The Hunger Games. There is only one rule: kill or be killed. When sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen steps forward to take her younger sister’s place in the games, she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.

Review

“Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favour.”

I think this is the best apocalyptic YA novel that I’ve ever read. I love the concept of the story. It’s so creative for the idea of hunting game to death as the public entertainment. Sounds cruel. Yeah! It’s about survivalist. And also something like metaphorical hunger for political freedom. I love the style of writing where Katniss Everdeen as the narrator. And this is a story of a girl on fire!

In this book, I’d like to say that I personally love all the characters (especially the boy with the bread, Peeta). They are all well-done! I love the main character, Katniss Everdeen. She both pure and ruthless on her action, especially her provocation against the Capitol. Her hunting skill amazed me, she’s very good at bow and arrow. The side characters also super well developed for me. They’re all making the story interesting.

Also, I love the setting. A dystopian country called Panem surrounded by 12 poorer districts ruled by Capitol who develop The Hunger Game (a televised competition from 2 tributes in each district) as their entertainment. It’s sort of a high tech country. I love that.

I really really appreciate the smudge of romance in this novel doesn’t overpower the whole story. It’s like a pinch of love just to make it better. This is also a novel where it doesn’t solely hang on triangle love. That’d be fair enough and no frustration. Honestly, I appreciate that. Thank you Suzanne Collins!

Overall, I love reading this book and enjoy it so much. I learnt something to never underestimate people on how they look. I’d RECOMMEND The Hunger Games for a science fiction freak and everyone too.

Thank you so much for reading my review. Till next time!

Lea.

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Kacau by Ariff Adly

Horror

INFORMATION

Title: Kacau
Author: Ariff Adly
Publication Date: 14th February 2014
Publisher: Buku Fixi
Pages: 328

My Rating(s): ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Synopsis

A group of friends start dying in gruesome ways after a game of Spirit of the Coin goes wrong. The survivors try to save themselves but one of them has something to hide…

Review

As usual, for Buku Fixi reiew, it’s gonna be in english-malay language.

First impression when I read the synopsis is cliche. Yeah! Because there’s always a tragedy when you play Spirit of the Coin. But, hell yeah! It’s beyond my expectation! Sumpah cakap this is the first book that make me thought of each scenes! I hate to imagine this things. Bapak seram and I do limit myself to read this only during daylight. Asyik duk imagine je dlm otak ni lagiยฒ partยฒ gerun tu. Huhu.

Senang citer cukup rasa, cuma flaw sikit2 pun pejam mata je la ea – horror, thriller, lawak pun ada. Cliffhanger ending. Confusion between characters pov pun ada but still blh catch up. Btw, Friendship dyeorg sangat sweet.

If you guys looking for non-stop suspense and thriller. I’d highly recommend this book. But i WARNING you. Don’t read this when you are home alone.

Lea