The Here. The Now. And the Books!: Fire Maze!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fire Maze!!!

Yes, I just combined to book’s names to make my blog title. GENIUS!!!
Anyways, the combination: Catching Fire (Suzanne Collins) and The Maze Runner (James Dashner). Two incredibly awesome books!!!

To start with:
Catching Fire!!!
This book was: wonderful, suspenseful, romantic, thrilling, action packed, jaw-dropping, hair pulling, AWESOME.
With the Hunger Games being one of my favorite books I had set high expectations for the long awaited sequel and my expectations were met and topped.
With the Hunger Games being over, Katniss is finally getting back to normal.
Yeah right.
The people from the Capital are mad and they’re not afraid of showing it.
With Katniss trying to give back to the people lost in the Hunger Games, the Capital blatantly state: Make the people quit uprising.
I am not going to say much because I will mostly likely spoil something if I say any more but I leave you with this:
Read it or crawl in a cave.
When reading bring: Tissues (if you cry for everything, like me), water (to help your throat from all the screaming) and some easy to eat food (You will not want to leave the book unattended)!

Now, you might ask: Why put The Maze Runner with Catching Fire? Well, The Maze Runner, for me, was the PERFECT book to read while waiting for the Catching Fire sequel.
I won’t say it’s better, but it is definitely something to compare to!

After reading two YA romances in a row I felt the need for some tough boy stuff, and, well, The Maze Runner is some tough boy stuff.
Dashner puts the reader in a situation were you are about as lost as the main character, Thomas, himself. All you know:
There’s a colony of boys, a maze that’s almost impossible to solve, and there’s no way out.
Every character has been fully developed, some you hate and some you love!
What I loved about this book was that I was trying to figure out the maze just as much as as the characters were! Plus, James has a VERY wonderful way of describing things in a way that just paints a picture in your head, without noticing that you were reading a simple description at all!
With shocking twist and turns, a little hint of romance, and an impossible puzzle, I suggest this book for anyone who loves a great action/adventure book!
Oh, and the ending: Whoa. Mouth= wide open.

Have YOU read these books?
Agree or disagree?


Kim said…

I totally agree with your CF review! ^_^ haven't read the Maze Runner yet though. Great review!

austenfan said…

Catching Fire is definitely one of the best books I've read this year! The Maze Runner sounds really good too!

iluvhersheys_andbooks said…

I just wanted to let you know You won an award at my blog

ParaJunkee said…

I loved Catching Fire… Loved. I have not read Maze Runner, but it sounds great.

I'm a new follower courtesy of #FF. Great review. – Parajunkee

Stacey said…

Catching Fire is my #1 book of 2009!!!!

You have an award waiting for you over at


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