This series was recommended to me in a comment, and I’m really glad that I read it. When I picked up the books at my library, I really didn’t expect much. Four short books, only about 100 pages each. I finished the whole series in the space of about four or five hours and from the first chapter I couldn’t put it down. They were well written and very gripping.
(Sorry this is so short; I don’t really know how to describe these books without totally confusing everyone who reads this.)
I was reluctant to read these books at first, but I heard so many good reviews about it, that I finally decided to buy the first book. I finished the series in one week, and I loved it! The Hunger Games was very well written with shocking twists and turns, and I was completely shocked by the ending of Mockingjay! My favorite book out of the three was probably Book One, but the most unpredictable was Book Three. Catching Fire took a bit of time to really speed up, but the ending was surprising. My favorite characters between the three books were Rue, Mags, Boggs, Finnick, and Prim.
My sister and I have been reading this series over the last month. I borrowed the first book — The Ruins of Gorlan — from a friend sometime at the beginning of December and placed holds on the rest of the series at my library. These books take place in an imaginary world that is very similar to ours during the Middle Ages. My favorite characters included Will, Halt, Erak, Evanlyn, Alyss, Tug, and many others. I loved reading about how Will grew up, from a skinny fifteen-year-old boy to a young man known across all of Araluen.