“I know I was late to the bandwagon and there probably isn't a person on Earth who hasn't read these books, but if you haven't, probably best not to read this review as there are spoilers (I think the only person who might actually read this review has already read them, so I think I'm safe).
Anyway, I LOVED these books!! I know, I'm a sucker for teen fantasy-type books like Harry Potter and Twilight, so I wasn't surprised that I loved them. Technically, they're futuristic, not fantasy, but I guess this version of the future is kind of fantastical.
Suzanne Collins has a knack for writing characters you really fall for. I cried twice while reading these books—when Finnick died and when Katniss had her meltdown with Buttercup about Prim being dead. That's good writing when you get your readers so involved in your characters' lives that they cry at their deaths and disappointments. I also was overjoyed that Katniss ended up with Peeta—I was rooting for him the whole time!! I liked that Katniss recognized that Gale was driven by hate and revenge, but Peeta was driven by love and he'd be a better match for her—bring out her better qualities. And, while I am so very anti-having-kids-as-a-happy-ending, it made sense for these books that Katniss agreeing to bring children into this world showed how much the world and she had changed for the better.
A fantastic read and I can't wait for the movies—I think this may be one of those times where I enjoy both and don't nitpick the movies for being so different from the books. Can't wait to see how they do all of the clothes that Cinna designed for Katniss!!”