(by Melina Souza)
Time to rearrange all the shelves again…I’ve ran out of room. Again.
(In a dark vision of the near future, twelve boys and twelve girls are forced to appear in a live TV show called the HUNGER GAMES. There is only one rule: kill or be killed).
MAY THE ODDS BE EVER IN YOUR FAVOUR…
"God says we need to love our enemies. It hard to do. But it can start by telling the truth. No one had ever asked me what it feel like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free. And I got to thinking about all the people I know. And the things I seen and done. My boy Trelaw always said we gonna have a writer in the family one day. I guess it’s gonna be me." — The Help
I can’t sleep so I randomly decided to (temporarily) re-arrange part of my fantasy section by colour.
If you’ve ever seen Game of Thrones (or any other HBO show), that should give you an idea on the violence. I suppose, as it is considered an adult series, that George R.R. Martin doesn’t particularly go easy on you at times. There’s decapitations, battles, and some really horrible deaths. It can be intense. How much it affects you will depend on you individually so if you’re really sensitive towards violence then I do suggest treading carefully or avoiding it all together. I never really like to say do or don’t read something because you’re always going to be the better judge on what you can handle. Ideally, it’s meant for an older/mature audience. (I don’t want to list a specific age because it will vary. I read the books when I was 16 and would have been too sensitive to read it beforehand. My brother started watching the show when he was 13). The books are very violent, like the show is. War is supposed to be bloody and horrible and unpleasant after all. The violence in A Song of Ice and Fire is a mix of explicit and implicit. It can be blood/guts after a fight, or something far more disturbing. It will affect people in different ways.
I suggest doing more research (I’ve avoided giving specific examples because I don’t want to spoil the plot - the show’s parental guide might help you out there) or simply giving the books a try for yourself, but only if you’re not overly squeamish/sensitive.
My mum’s getting close to the end of Allegiant now. It sounds bad but I’m looking forward to her reaction to the ending..
While I’m on the subject of mums and reading, I’m tempted to give her The Fault in Our Stars next. Whenever I’ve mentioned it she says it sounds good. Have any other adults you know enjoyed it? I feel hesitant about it for some reason, even though she’s loved every book I’ve recommended to her.
More books! Here’s my ramble about why I just had to pre-order Half Bad and I got the other two today as a ‘you’ve survived your first week back at university, congratulations’ gift to myself.
Love the ‘you’ve survived your first week back at university, congratulations’ gift to yourself, Rebecca lol
I use any excuse for book buying. I think it’s a justified one. :D