Friday, March 16, 2012

Follow Friday (17) and Hunger Games Movie Countdown Trivia and Giveaway (14)

Q: What is the best book you've read in the last month? What is the worst book you've read in the last month?

It might seem like this question would be easy but there have been so many good books that I cannot decide, but here goes:
My Favorites:

My Review.  In general though, this book stuck with me.  I was drawn into the world that Lisa McMann created.  I cannot wait for another installment!

My Review.  I loved getting to see Anna and St. Clair again, but I may love Lola and Cricket even more!

My Not-So-Favorites:
I hate to classify anything as the worst--but these were the books that disappointed me this month.

My Review.  The first time I read this one--I loved it.  But I recently re-read it to prepare for Pandemonium and found Lena more annoying than charming as a narrator.

My Review.  I was so excited about this book because I had heard it was so funny.  But it fell a little flat for me. 

So, have you read these books?  What did you think?
My blogging buddy, Jen, and I have been working on a sequel to our Valentine's day celebration (the Famous YA Couples Trivia Quiz). 

So everyday I will post a trivia question about either a YA dystopian novel in general or the Hunger Games in particular.  Everyone gets one opportunity a day to answer--and it does not matter if you are right or wrong.  Any answer is worth a chance to win a prize!  This contest will continue until March 16.

The prize:
1) The Girl Who Was on Fire
2) The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
Since these books are available from the Book Depository, I will open this giveaway internationally to any place that BD offers free shipping to.

First, I want to apologize.  I was sick yesterday and did not get to post my question.  I am posting two questions today.  Please use the form below twice to submit an answer to each question.  Please put some kind of key word from the question in either the answer or the question about the characters/book mentioned so I will know which question you are answering.  :)

1) Katniss describes how District 12 handles the Hunger Games as?
A) "We grit our teeth and watch because we must and try to get back to business as soon as possible when they're over."
B) "It's funny, because even though they're rattling on about the Games, it's all about where they were or what they were doing or how they felt when a specific event occurred."
C) They celebrate their tributes with a sincere and longing to see the tributes from District 12 win.
D) They hope that their tribute will get in with the career tributes so they will have the best chance.

2) Which of the following is the last line of The Hunger Games?
A)"And they lived happily ever after."
B) "And right now, the most dangerous part of the Hunger Games is about to begin."
C) "I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the camera, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go."
D) "'Stop! Stop! Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to present the victors of the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark!  I give you--the tributes of District Twelve!'"

Please fill out this form to submit your answer.


  1. Replies
    1. I am much better--but yesterday was not a pleasant day.


  2. I haven't read any but I would love to read some now.

    old follower

    here is mine

    1. Oh I would love to hear what you think if you read some of them. :)

  3. Hopping through. Hope you're feeling better. I love Lola!!
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  4. Glad you 're feeling better!

    Other reviewers have said that about Lena -- that she was kind of annoying. When I read the book, I can remember thinking that Hana was a much more vibrant character.

    Lena isn't my very favorite heroine, but I do think that book has an amazing premise and beautiful writing. And I was astounded that Lauren Oliver created the book of SHH and all those nursery rhymes. I was sad that she didn't continue that when she wrote Pandemonium.

    1. Oh I am sad to hear those things are not in Pandemonium but since I know how Delirium ended I guess I am not too surprised. I cannot wait to read Pandemonium. I am fourth on the list at the library! :)

  5. Ha ha! Great minds think alike. I also had my last question be about the last sentence.

    Good fake sentences :)

    1. LOL I guess that should make it very easy for people to get entries. :)

  6. I've only read Lola from your list and I love it! I also like Lisa McMann's writing, so I imagine this is a great book as well.

    Thanks for stopping by!