Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

In an essay on the tenth anniversary year of The Hunger Games, YA author Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes) discusses her hero, Katniss Everdeen, and the altered YA landscape in the wake of the series’s success. Along with Tahir, Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles) and Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows), too, contributed to what made Katniss and the books a phenomenon. Read excerpts from the essay … Continue reading Authors talk The Hunger Games and Katniss Everdeen’s impact on YA literature

Jennifer Lawrence writes essay on US election 2016 result

The Hunger Games fans are no strangers to the concepts of injustice, whether poverty, racism, class warfare or simply, dictatorship. And this week’s US elections have certainly manifested, perhaps enhanced, the worst fears into reality for a lot of sections of the society. Jennifer Lawrence penned an essay on Trump’s win and, though she speaks from a place of privilege, she speaks clearly about going forward. … Continue reading Jennifer Lawrence writes essay on US election 2016 result

'The Hunger Games' Inspired Fashion: Learn How to Dress Like Katniss and Effie

Guest Post by Glosty When enjoying the great movie series of Hunger Games, we remain unconscious towards the immense work done on costume design of characters. Indeed, the costume designers and the whole crew have made an effort to reflect the book author’s imagination on the screen and to create unique looks for every character in the movie, even for the 500 extras for the … Continue reading 'The Hunger Games' Inspired Fashion: Learn How to Dress Like Katniss and Effie

Review: Sam Claflin starrer "Love, Rosie" is a delight!

In September, our correspondent Mariyam attended a screening of Love, Rosie, starring Sam Claflin and Lily Collins. Here’s the review of the epistolary love story’s big screen adaptation, out now in the UK: In 2004, Cecilia Ahern published the best selling Where Rainbows End, a mere decade on the fantastic book has been brought to the world of film. It is an intriguing process bringing … Continue reading Review: Sam Claflin starrer "Love, Rosie" is a delight!

Books 4 Tributes: A Literacy Revolution with 'The Hunger Games'

Guest post by Shylah Addante Three years ago, I started a blog to talk about this amazing book I read. You might have heard of it- it was called The Hunger Games. It wasn’t anything extraordinary, just me talking about my thoughts on things like video games and Finnick and Annie… until I wrote a post about the personal impact reading the series had on … Continue reading Books 4 Tributes: A Literacy Revolution with 'The Hunger Games'

'Mockingjay Part 2' finishes principal photography! #ThankYouTHGCast

Three years since the news broke that Jennifer Lawrence has been cast as Katniss Everdeen, and Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will play the role of Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne respectively, we are here, ultimately. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 principal photography wraps up today, with the final scene having been filmed. One scene left… — Francis Lawrence (@Hibbits) June 20, 2014 That's a wrap! — Francis Lawrence (@Hibbits) June … Continue reading 'Mockingjay Part 2' finishes principal photography! #ThankYouTHGCast

Review: 'Proving Ground' by Aaron Chumbris

Plot: This is not the story of how America fell apart; it is the story of how it is pulled back from the brink at a heavy cost. Randall Quinn saved the people by killing democracy, and while everyone else is enjoying the booming economy and free rides to college, 16-year-old Lacan Branford is stolen from her family and tossed into a secret prison. She … Continue reading Review: 'Proving Ground' by Aaron Chumbris

Review: 'The Murder Complex' by Lindsay Cummings

Welcome to the Murder Complex. You cannot see us. You cannot feel us. But we are here. And we control your every move. Plot (from Lindsay Cummings’ blog): Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The … Continue reading Review: 'The Murder Complex' by Lindsay Cummings

Review + UK/Ireland Giveaway: 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent (adaptation to star Jennifer Lawrence)

The Hunger Games duo Jennifer Lawrence and Gary Ross are teaming up once again to adapt Hannah Kent’s Icelandic drama Burial Rites. Burial Rites is historically based on Agnes Magnusdottir, the last criminal to be publicly executed in Iceland. Agnes was convicted of killing her employer, possibly lover, and a friend, along with two others. One of the convicts was executed alongside Agnes and the other was exiled. Agnes … Continue reading Review + UK/Ireland Giveaway: 'Burial Rites' by Hannah Kent (adaptation to star Jennifer Lawrence)

Happy Valentine's Day! Here's our favorite quotes about love from 'The Hunger Games'

A very Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers! To celebrate, we have compiled a list of our top 10 favorite quotes about love from The Hunger Games trilogy. Whether it is Peeta Mellark, Finnick Odair, or even Johanna Mason‘s “Love is weird” quip in Catching Fire movie, the franchise has a great insight into human beings and how love shapes us all. Check out the … Continue reading Happy Valentine's Day! Here's our favorite quotes about love from 'The Hunger Games'