If you’ve read my posts about books consistently, you’ll know that I LOVE The Hunger Games Trilogy. I reviewed it twice, once in January and again in June. The first book, The Hunger Games, and the second book, Catching Fire, were so captivating, fast-paced, and packed with suspense, danger, and action that I couldn’t put them down.
The final book of the trilogy is slated to come out on August 24th, and I can’t wait. I’m SO excited. I search for it every now and then to see if any new buzz has come out about it, but all I would see is that “the third book is due out in August.” But yesterday I finally saw that it has been named and even has cover art online. The third book is to be called Mockingjay. Here’s the cover:
I had a miniature freak-out at the computer when I saw this. I am so pumped. Elizabeth and Austin (Will’s parents) were so sweet and gave me a gift card to Barnes & Noble for my birthday. It’s been designated for Mockingjay from the moment I saw it. Elizabeth is even reading my copy of the books, and she just finished The Hunger Games and is now reading Catching Fire. I’m trying to get the word out to anyone I can because these books are a lot to miss out on if you love to read.
In other exciting news for fans of the trilogy, The Hunger Games is being turned into a movie. Lionsgate has bought the rights, and Suzanne Collins is writing the screenplay herself. If it’s anything like the books (which it might not be because of the somewhat gory violence), it is going to be awesome. I remember thinking so many times as I read it that it would make a great action/thriller movie. Tom and I will definitely be seeing this in theater. I just want to get Tom to read the books first. (He said he will, but he has too many other things lined up first. This drives me nuts. I had to bug him for years to read Harry Potter, and, when he did, he loved those books. I know he’ll like these too, but it’s almost impossible to fight his schedule.)
But listen up folks: You need to read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire. Then you need to get yourself to a book store by August 24th to get Mockingjay. If you like to read, you don’t want to miss this.