Thursday, 26 January 2012

A New Obsession...

So, all my exams are done so its time to get blogging again! God, I'm so cool... 

Today, I was thinking that I would do something a little bit different. As most of you know, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, but recently, I've started reading another series. And, as much as it pains me to say this, I think it may be better than the boy wizard. 

Any ideas what I'm going on about yet? 

The Hunger Games.

Thats right, the title deserves its own paragraph, thats how much I respect this book. So, by now you're probably asking why I've suddenly lost my love for scar-head. The truth is, I haven't, I'm still in love with Draco Malfoy, but, I've found a series that can rival it, and in my eyes, better it. So, 4 reasons why I prefer The Hunger Games to Harry Potter.

1. Katniss. For once, we have a female heroine! Hazaar! Now, how ever many people tell you that they hate Katniss because she's cliche and boring and stuff, don't listen to them! In my eyes, she's like a normal girl, at least she seems to think the same way I do. Sure she messes a few boys around, but, if any of you can name one girl who in real life hasn't, I'll eat my hat. Now, call me immature, but when theres a female lead role, when I read about them, I like to imagine that they're me. And, I don't know, but Katniss seemed to kind of stick more to me than Hermione ever did.

2. Fights. I adore a good fight scene every now and again. In Harry Potter, they're a little bit 'pathetic'. I mean, sure theres Voldemort and the Death Eaters, but I don't recall there ever being a proper fight scene, with blood, punches and actual combat. Sure, wands are cool, but they meant that everyone was equal (to a certain extent). The Hunger Games has 'proper' weapons, that could cause real damage; bows and arrows, spears, knifes, you get the idea. Its grim. Its not pretty, and its not nice. I mean, children are forced to kill each other. But, this makes it more gripping...

3. Peeta and Gale. Oh good god. My heart melts when I think of Peeta. Not even joking. You know how people joke about being in love with fictional characters? I'm not. If I could, I would marry that boy. (Apologies to my boyfriend...). And Gale! Oh my god, Gale. In my head he's gorgeous, and I love him too. Please don't make me choose between them? 

4. Its not a kids book. Now, I know the hardcore Potter-heads don't mind being seen out in public carrying their favourite Potter book, but if you're not a dedicated fan, and over the age of 15, you're faced with a dilemma. The Hunger Games is much more of an teens/adult book. Its still got the undertones of a kids book, but as mentioned above, its a lot more drastic in its views. I get the impression that The Hunger Games is slightly more socially acceptable for a 17 year old to read. No offence meant to the Potter-heads.

So, there you have it! If you haven't read The Hunger Games yet, go do it! I'm not lying when I say its an amazing book. If you're a hardcore Potter-head, or (I dread to say it) Twi-hard, and you don't agree, comment! But, thats all from me, as its 11.20 on a school night, and I'm rather tired, so byeeeeeee.....