“It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.”
My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead.
Katniss Everdeen,girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans—except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay—no matter what the personal cost.
“To me, there’s no point in talking about things that might have been.”
SPARKS ARE IGNITING. FLAMES ARE SPREADING. AND THE CAPITOL WANTS REVENGE.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest that she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her, even more, is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying. Katniss is about to be tested as never before.
“But the Hunger Games are their weapon and you are not supposed to be able to defeat it.”
Winning means fame and fortune.
Losing means certain death.
The Hunger Games have begun…
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and once girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
January is almost over and I am just doing this “Most Anticipated” blog. Forgive me for being such a lazy ass blogger.
Anyway, I am here now with the books that I am anticipating for this year! This is not a very long list as I have expected it to be. And I would like to divide this into two categories. The first category is the books that actually captured my interest based on the synopsis that I have read and heard from BookTube or other bloggers. While the second category is the books that I am really looking forward to and are already in my Want to Read on Goodreads as soon as it was announced.
So without further ado, here are my most anticipated books of the year…
Where have I been? I feel like I am Alice and I just stepped out of the rabbit hole!
I am well aware that I am not updated with new series and new books that are coming out lately. But that’s because I made a resolution to myself that I need to finish all the completed series that I have on my shelf before diving into a new one; it’s because I may not finish the series if I did not push myself to read up to the last book.
But I have been watching BookTube A LOT. I’ve developed a habit lately of watching a video after I finish a chapter or two. But never, I mean NEVER have I heard ANYTHING about these books! Am I watching and following the wrong people? But… THE HUNGER GAMES TRILOGY GETTING ANOTHER NOVEL AND THE LEGEND TRILOGY IS NO LONGER A TRILOGY BECAUSE THERE WILL BE A 4TH AND FINAL BOOK.