Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Vampires & Reality TV

I can't wait to get my hands on Amanda Grange's new book, Mr Darcy, Vampyre. I've heard from a Very Good Source this book is very gothic and right up my street, plus it's a Regency so what's not to love!

Amanda is holding a competition to win a signed copy over at her blog (for some reason I linked to it above, what can I say, I'm shattered!)

The other week my CP Amanda suggested I get my son The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I had no idea what it was about until I picked it up in Big W. Here's the blurb:

Katniss is a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When her sister is chosen by lottery, Katniss steps up to go in her place.

It's a YA for ages 12 and up but I tell you what. I couldn't put this book down once I started it. And my 14 year old son couldn't stop talking about it. Love it when that happens!


Helen Hardt said...

Hi Christina! I've read The Hunger Games. My son checked it out from the library at school, then recommended it to me. Definitely a page turner!

Christina Phillips said...

My son insisted I read this one too. It's because of him I also read the Artemis Fowl series, His Dark Materials and the Bartemaeus trilogy!

Shelley Munro said...

Wow, both books sound great. Mr Darcy as a vampire? That sounds like a very unique idea.

Eleni Konstantine said...

Yes, this book is on my to read pile. Mr Darcy as a vampire - great concept.