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Thou Shall Read Till Thy Eyes Bleed

"I will be with her again, or I will die.
There aren't any other options."
-Ash, The Iron Knight

"If I let myself love you I won't throw myself in front of her.
I'll throw myself in front of you."
-Dimitri Belikov, Vampire Academy

Friday, 1 April 2011

Review: The Girl Who Was on Fire: Your Favorite Authors on Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games Trilogy Review and GIVEAWAY!!

Author: Various
Series: Nope
Book #: 1
Pages: 194
Reading Level: For Everybody
Book Rating: .7
Published April 5th 2011 
Praised by writers from Stephen King to Stephenie Meyer, Suzanne Collins’ New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy is dark, captivating, and deeply thought-provoking. Part straight-up survivalist adventure, part rich allegory, and part political thriller, the series has become a new YA favorite.

The Girl Who Was On Fire offers even more to think about for teen readers already engrossed by the Hunger Games. From the trilogy's darker themes of violence and social control to reality television, fashion, and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the Hunger Games by other YA writers reveals exactly how rich, and how perilous, protagonist Katniss’ world really is.

The Girl Who Was On Fire covers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy.
Taschima's POV:

This kind of books are awesome, and specifically this one is amazing! The essays are so good! There are 13 essays (for 13 districts?) in total, some have to do with fashion, psychology, PSTD among the winners of The Hunger Games, Team Katniss, and so much more. Theres something for everybody.

When the people at Smart Pop contacted me about reviewing this one I was so psyched!!!  Any fan of The Hunger Games would be. I first learned about Smart Pop when I bought their essays on A New Dawn, I was soo into Twilight and this book was a life saver. I read it before I got Breaking Dawn because it wasn't out yet. Anyways this book is as good as A New Dawn was, if not better (let me think about it... definitely better). The authors talk about various parts of The Hunger Games with such insight that it make you think "holly crap how did I not see it? Why wasn't this clear to me from the get go?"

After I reads this book I immediately picked up The Hunger Games and started re reading it. Cinna is by far one of my favorite characters in the book, before reading The Girl Who Was on Fire I didn't paid much attention to him, but after reading the essay on fashion I got to say that he is one of the bravest most creative characters ever. Also after re reading The Hunger Games (and reading an essay that talked about the love triangle thing in The Girl Who Was on Fire) is hard to see where anyone got the idea that Katniss could ever end up with Gale, Peeta is such a sweet heart and clearly the right choice. Oh and also, I'm Team Katniss, she is the best. You will understand if you read The Girl Who Was on Fire, it really is an eye opener. Not to say that that all the essays will appeal to just everybody, there was one heavily on the science part that didn't interest me at all, but for the most part is so good.

Which is why I'm giving it away to a lucky Hunger Games fan!! If you love The Hunger Games as much as I did say Aye!

Rules of the Giveaway:

1. Tell me how many times you have read The Hunger Games, who is your favorite character (why?) and one unforgettable scene in one of the 3 books (don'y have to tell me all 3, I'm just curious).
2. Be a Bloody Follower.
3. Leave an email so I can contact you silly!

Extra Points:

1. Refer a friend. If a person tells me you reffered them to this blog, or to this review in particular, you get +3.
2. Link to this contest on sidebar. +2
3. Tweet it (@TaschimaCullen), Facebook it (Natascha De Marco), spread the word about this awesome book The Girl Who Was on Fire by Smart Pop Books!! (+1)

Number of winners: 1, for now!
April's first Contest of the Month will end on April 15th. Plenty of time to tell your friends.

Have fun and don't kill each other kids.

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