Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
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Guess Who's Back?
So good being in the arena again.
💛As a paid up Hunger Games fan, I get it. I get why this was written. Because we hadn't had enough of The Games. We hadn't wanted to leave Panem forever. But I think I was expecting another The Hunger Games and this wasn't that.
💜There are some excellent aspects to this prequel, such as the theme of the darkness of human nature, being thrown into another Games and being able to see their origins as well as those of Snow.
❤️️Two things I would have changed. Firstly, I'd have based the plot more on the previous books, especially as this came out so long after the main series. It would have meant nostalgia for the fans and it working as a standalone novel. Secondly, I think someone who turned out to be such a sociopath as Coriolanus Snow would have to have had a much more traumatic story than the one portrayed given that he seemed quite normal at the beginning. Maybe I missed some darker hints?
💚 It's like half the book had the feel of a psychological thriller while the rest was more YA than the rest of the series. Sort of like if Gillian Flynn collaborated with Kiera Cass?... Actually that sounds awesome too.
Enjoyed this overall. And would read more in the series. Hint, hint...