I figured with all the girly talk about The Hunger Games we should hear from a boy since after all there are plenty of boy fans of the trilogy. Today my friend Mark who has done music stuff with my hubby forever (currently Rotten Musicians and Mark Dago), writes for Big Shiny Robot (dagobot), and is one of my favorite people to talk books with is sharing his top 3 picks for fans of The Hunger Games. He also happens to be the person to get me to read the trilogy so technically the last 3 weeks of insanity on this blog can be blamed on him. So without further delay here’s Mark.
Hey there gang!
Boneshaker– A novel that is an amalgam of steampunk, zombies and the Wild West (circa 1890’s.) It’s a fast, engaging read with a satisfying reveal at the end. The characters were interesting…f not all the way fleshed out. Cherie Priest paints a fantastical view of ‘Blight’ infected Seattle and the residents that inhabit it. Good escapist, action, Sci Fi.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children– A coming of age tale within a very unique dark fantasy. Also, placed through out the book there are odd, old photographs that add to the storyline and plot. Ransom Riggs is a lucid and lyrical storyteller and here he creates a riveting and eccentric, supernatural mystery that will surprise at every turn. I might like this books ambition more than it’s execution. Still, I’ve never read anything quite like it.