Reviews by bobsmith
It reminded me a little bit of 1984, in that there is an enemy that is constantly being "defeated", but there is never an end to the conflict. This book, however, was much more predictable than 1984, and its predictability made it boring at times.
I've always loved survival books, and this one didn't disappoint. It has an extremely interesting concept, and the plot is good. Suzanne Collins manages to put together a book with very few dull moments. Whoever said "Twilight meets 1984" has nailed it. The violence can get to be a little bit much, though, especially in the descriptions of past Hunger Games. The fact that Stephen King said it was violent is telling.
Stephanie is flung headlong into a magical world where a fire-throwing skeleton in a black suit is...the good guy? You don't want to see the bad guys.
I think that it probably shouldn't have given away the fairy alphabet. I figured it out in the first book from the translated "fairy book". In the quiz to find out if you are a fairy, nobody can be a troll because you are then "shorter than 3 feet," and "huge and hairy". Under 3 feet is not huge. "The Seventh Dwarf" was the best short story, but the other story was good too. Oh, and if you want pictures, look at the graphic novel.
The trilogy is confusing as magicians are the good guys and the bad guys.