In My Mailbox #8

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Click on the links to go to the Goodreads blurb about each title.

My doorstep was looking a little bare this week, after receiving numerous book deliveries last week for review copies and self-purchases. This week only one book turned up on my doorstep (purchased from Amazon), The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Since this has been turned into a movie, I thought I had better get around to reading it first! I will also be reading this book as part of the Aussie Readers, Goodreads Winter Challenge for the ‘book turned into movie’ section.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Blurb: (from Goodreads) In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.  The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games.  But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature.  Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender.  But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that will weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

 

What books arrived in your mailbox this week?

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