September 24, 2010

Let's Talk About Books


Today we are gonna talk about something OTHER than Twi fic.

WHY? Well because it has been my crazy dream to make the blog SYTYCW about all fandoms. Oddly enough I do not have time to read tons of fics in ALL fandoms.

We have rec'd some HP fic here and there (I still think we need more) and NOW there is something that has been sweeping the globe being touted as the NEXT Twilight (meaning the sensation that surrounded it).

I am talking about The Hunger Games Trilogy by Susan Collins
Summary: Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. But Katniss has been close to death before - and survival, for her, is second nature. "The Hunger Games" is a searing novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Welcome to the deadliest reality TV show ever.
If you have not read these books please do. I read them they are fabulous and transport you to another world.

Here are the links to directly order them on Amazon (US):

I wish they would stop calling these the next "Twilight" because the quality of writing and the way the story sucks you in reminds me more of Harry Potter because the characters speak to more than just one section of readers.
I had my son (11 yr old Zach the super reader) read The Hunger Games books. He loved them, even the sad depressing parts. My oldest son, 17 yr-old Alex also thought they were fabulous stories (he is big into Stephen King books BTW)

NOW why is SUE talking about Hunger Games?? Aside from the books being fabulous there is also a movie in the works based on the first book for more info on it go to the fan sites below. IMBD lists it as in preproduction, a director has not been chosen yet estimates for release are late 2012 - 2013 plenty of rumors and very little confirmed. 
Here are some THG fansites:


Hunger Games Trilogy fansite

ALSO since this is a FIC REC blog I am gonna rec some of the Hunger Games fics I have read by different Twi authors we all know. If you know of any HG fics you think I should be reading that are not mentioned here PLEASE send them my way.

Like Twilighted, A Different Forest or TWCS there are also some other sites to read THG fiction. Here are some:

Jabberjays / Fanfic
The Girl On Fire / Fanfic  
Archive of our Own (it has a Twilight community too)

SO without further BS on my side lets talk THG fic:

My first two recs are from Lolashoes

Burning Alive

A side-shot of Catching Fire Chapter 18. One last night together, and no one is sleeping.

Today, Tomorrow, Next Year

A small one-shot in between the last chapter and epilogue of Mockingjay. Just a little afternoon with Katniss and Peeta. Rated M for sexuality.

You know of my love of Spanglemaker9. So when she wrote this one I had to read it (really wish she would do some HP Ced/Her fic like a full one but no pressure, OK a little)

The End is the Begining

Post-Mockingjay/ pre-epilogue. An expansion of Katniss and Peeta rediscovering each other.

I was recd this one on Twitter while I was stalking someone elses feed so I guess it was not directly recd to me personally but I still added it to my favs cause it is GOOD

Impossible Situations by gkkstitch

Gale's POV of the Hunger Games. His heart breaks and his anger burns as he watches Katniss fight, hurt, and love.

After by MasenVixen
The last page of Mockingjay left me wanting more. This is my version of how it happened...

Glimpses by thirtysomething

Glimpses of missing moments from the trilogy. Mockingjay spoilers!

This is a multichapter fic that sadly hasn't updated since February

Quiet Plans That Change In the Night by The Fly and the Lion 

Katniss is in love with Peeta - losing him has made it clear. When he miraculously reappears at rebel HQ, the couple is forced to weigh their relationship against everything the war represents, knowing things might not turn out they way they dream.

Another multichapter is one after my own heart. As much as I adore Peeta and think Gale is entertaining I have a special place in my heart for

none other than Finnick

InstaKarmaGirl has been writing a multi chapter fic that elaborates on his life from his games to how he met Annie and why they fell in love as well as what he does for secrets.


The Life and Times of Finnick Odair.
She has also written several one shots that you may enjoy. You can find them at her FFnet profile 

I hope you enjoyed our little dip into the world of Hunger Games fanfic. If you have any recs for us from this fandom let us know !


No comments:

Post a Comment