After reading (and enjoying) Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy, I vaguely recalled that a movie came out recently. I had a bit of a look round to see if I could find any information on it, and found the (inevitable, really) unfavourable comparison to Twilight. Like City of Bones (see my review here) was described in one … Continue reading Twilight did not invent vampires
I came across an article yesterday entitled The Hunger Games is no Feminist Manifesto. Well, of course it isn't. It's a YA dystopian trilogy. However, that doesn't mean it does or doesn't have feminist themes, which I think is a topic worth considering. It has often been hailed as feminist because Katniss, the (female) protagonist, … Continue reading Is The Hunger Games Feminist?
I first heard about The Hunger Games the summer of 2010 when my mum, a librarian, was reading the second book in the trilogy, Catching Fire. She mentioned it to me at the time and told me I'd like it, but I thought it sounded kind of dismal and I wasn't really keen on reading it … Continue reading The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins