Category: Recommended Books

And May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor

The Hunger Games introduces us to the post-apocalyptic dystopia that is Panem. Controlled by the Capitol, the twelve surrounding districts are separated into classes and pitted against each other in an annual fight-to-the-death tournament where two children from each region have to participate. Told through the eyes of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, The Hunger Games follows the story of the 74th Annual Hunger Games, where Katniss learns there is more to the Hunger Games than what meets the eye.

The book begins on the day of the reaping: the day when the tributes from each district are chosen via lottery at a formal ceremony. When the speeches are done, and the tributes are called, Katniss is terrified to hear her sister’s name and immediately steps up to take her place. The male tribute, they all learn, is Peeta Mellark, Katniss’ schoolmate when she was younger who had given her bread on a day she thought she could’ve died from hunger. The rest of the book then follows the story of Katniss and Peeta Mellark – the tributes from District 12 – in their attempt at survival against all other tributes.

It is in the Arena that Katniss finds that the Hunger Games is merely a game – entertainment value to the people of the Capitol and the only way to survive is to manipulate her way through it. Faking feelings for her co-tribute, Peeta – who admitted in an interview that he had had feelings for Katniss since they were kids – Katniss wins over the Capitol by making them believe that she and Peeta are “star-crossed lovers.”

Over the course of the tournament, the Capitol falls in love with their tandem and are ultimately moved by Katniss’ and Peeta’s Romeo and Juliet act as they hold hands and decide to take their lives as an act of true love. The Gamemaker is enraged and sees this as an act of rebellion, but the Capitol’s excitement cannot be contained.

The book ends with Katniss caught in the dilemma of returning to her old, hunter life with Gale or staying in the fake relationship with Peeta for the Capitol, who is now going to be watching her every move.

This controversial book by Suzanna Collins is the first of the critically acclaimed trilogy and is now available on all digital mediums, just click here for the audiobooks.

The Search for the Best Romance Novel

The Fifty Shades Trilogy became extensively famous around the globe since the first book, Fifty Shades of Grey, was published in 2011. The books’ focus on topics related to sexual encounters, love, and BDSM (bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism) have become the primary attractions for its readers, making it the best seller that it is today. The books – which include Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, and Fifty Shades Freed – are said to have sold over 100 million copies internationally.

Erika Leonard “E.L.” James is the author of the Fifty Shades Trilogy. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work, including: Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” (2012), Publishers Weekly’s “Publishing Person of the Year”, and the National Book Award’s “Popular Fiction Book of the Year” and “Book of the Year” in 2012. Her work first gained attention as a fanfiction of Twilight Saga, which she wrote under the pen name “Snowqueens Icedragon” and which she referred to as a “reflection of her mid-life crisis and her fantasies.” EL James was a television executive before her big break as an author, and she is married to screenwriter and director Niall Leonard.

Aside from its popularity in digital format, Fifty Shades Trilogy is also a favorite among audiobooks, which you can download here. It’s not difficult to understand why; after all, who wouldn’t want to hear Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, particularly during their most intimate moments? Producing the trilogy in audiobook format has become a massive hit as it gives life to the characters, and helps the readers to take their imaginations one step higher, thus giving them the full impact of every word written. The three books are also available on Kindle as an e-book, giving the readers the convenience to have a copy of the books wherever they go, anytime they want.

The books are such a massive success that the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in less than a year. Fans of the books are all going gaga over the teasers posted on the internet, and a lot of debate and guessing have been done before the cast was revealed. The movie adaptation has provided a new stir for the books’ audience, and it is sure to draw the attention even of those who have not read the books. If the books – where the sex them had to be read – became such a huge success, then there is no doubt that the movie will become a sure blockbuster hit.

All About the Harry Potter Audio Books

Harry Potter is a fantasy-novel penned by British writer J. K. Rowling. It is a series of seven books, each one a narrative of every year that Harry Potter spends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Central to the plot is Harry’s attempts to defeat Lord Voldemort. Lord Voldemort is the dark wizard whose principal objective is to achieve immortality, triumph over all wizards, subdue ordinary human beings, and wipe out everyone who tries to foil his objectives – Harry Potter in particular.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the very first novel which was released to the reading public in June 1997. To say that the book was well-received is an understatement. The novel became immensely popular, capturing the imagination of readers all over the world. It was not just commercially successful; it received quite a lot of praise and recognition from critics, as well. It has since become one of the most sensational best-sellers of all time, translated into close to a hundred languages due to strong and exacting requests from readers across the globe. The series seems to respond to readers’ enthusiastic interest in adventure-mystery-romance.

Every single one of the series has been released in a digital version, which can be found at Harry Potter HQ when you visit the website. The audiobook formats are receiving quite a following both in the UK and in the U.S.A.

The story has been adapted for the full screen by Warner Bros. Pictures – the film series raking in money as blockbusters, breaking all previous sales records. It has also sparked many related Harry Potter-inspired products and merchandise – all fast sellers. It has also generated video-games.

J. K. Rowling has become spectacularly rich because of Harry Potter – the book as well as the other merchandise it has inspired. She has also received a series of noteworthy honors because of it.

In the Diverse World of Divergent PDF

For e-book lovers, Divergent PDF will often be the preferred choice when trying to enjoy the book of the same title that was initially written by novelist Veronica Roth. There should hardly be any different especially when it comes to the plot of the story.

In Divergent PDF, just like in the book version, the reader is presented with the story of Beatrice ‘Tris’ Prior, a young 16-year old living in what remains of the city of Chicago shortly after the great war. Under her present society, people have been grouped into five different factions depending on their one defining trait. Thus, selfless people were consolidated under the Abnegation party, the brave fell under the Dauntless, those found to possess honesty were called the Candor, people who prefer a peaceful way of life were referred to as the Amity, and intelligent people were singled out as the Erudite.

As a teenager on the verge of adulthood, Tris is required by existing laws to choose the group where she has to live the rest of her life eventually. However, before she can determine her defining trait, Tris finds out that she possesses three different aptitudes or qualities. She soon discovers that she is Divergent, and this is where her conflict begins.

The novel has been highly successful as its theme catered to a generally large population, that of the young adults. Given this, it was inevitable that Divergent had to be compared with several other written works that touched on the same theme, including The Hunger Games and the Harry Potter series.

Additionally, the novel has found its way to the silver screen where many Divergent fanatics were thrilled to see their heroes coming to life. Before the film version, though, the e-book or digital format, particularly Divergent PDF, also enjoyed immense popularity. This is especially true for those versions that are being watched on Kindle as the device works well with most mobile units.

Review of Looking for Alaska eBook

Thanks to the well-received feature film of ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ people know about John Green now more than ever. But as popular as that title is, another of his works, Looking for Alaska, is gaining momentum for being a poignant and truthful story all on its own.

Looking for Alaska is a Young Adult novel that follows Miles Halter as he attends a boarding school in Alabama for the first time. There he meets friends and, in particular, the stunning, enigmatic and self-destructive Alaska Young. She whisks him away into a world of danger and discovery, romance and literature. It’s not long before Miles is head over heels in love. But this is far from a typical teen romance. One night, Alaska is suddenly killed in a car accident. Miles and his companion, Chip, suspect she may have killed herself. They delve into the circumstances of her death to solve the mystery of both the accident and the girl herself no matter how much it may hurt to find out the truth. How well do we love people? How well do we see them? What does it take to know the whole of a person? These questions and more are explored to their obvious truth by the ever-talented John Green.

The book skyrocketed in popularity across all formats because of Fault in Our Stars. The Looking for Alaska PDF, ePUB, MOBI, and any other digital/ebook type you can think of has sold both amazingly and consistently well. It has been praised for its sensitivity, depth, compelling characters and heartbreaking honesty. Green has an almost certain knack for capturing the inner minds and hearts of teenagers the world over. And when you look at his massive popularity among that exact demographic, it’s hard to argue. Looking for Alaska is available wherever books are sold.