Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Last weekend I went to the beach with my family and of course I took a stack of books to read. One of the books was Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. If you are a Hunger Game fan then you know instantly that I had a great beach read. Collins knows how to weave a story. I can close my eyes right now and remember lounging in my beach chair, listening to the waves, reading a fantastic story. Yes, that is what I call Book Bliss.
So this got me thinking. What pulled me so much into this book? What drew me to the pages and sucked me into Katniss’ world?
Well, you can’t deny Collins incredible world building. I had to know how this world ticked and what were the secrets of District 13 and the Capital. Then there’s the action, adventure, romance, intrigue. Yep, it’s all there.
But the biggest draw for me was the not knowing. The desire to find out if Katniss and her friends would survive.
So what characteristics in a book give you Book Bliss?