My TBR pile is sky high at the moment—whose isn’t—big sigh. Two books in particular though seem like they finally might get lucky to be picked, as soon as I’m done with what I’m currently reading.
First on the radar is Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth. This mega-selling author impressed the world, including me, with her Divergent series which, in the YA Dystopian genre, was perhaps only outsold by The Hunger Games. Now I am curious to find out if Roth has lived up to expectations, after her debut effort did that well. Goodreads reviews, though, aren’t particularly great for Chosen Ones, but I remain keen to know for myself how good or bad this story is.
The next one is The Ballard of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins. This title, a prequel to the famous Hunger Games, was one I initially wasn’t too keen on after I learned that it was based off the character of President Snow. I so much couldn’t bring myself to imagine there could be anything good to tell about someone who went to so much lengths to bring grief to other people like that. To the contrary, reviews have been encouraging, and many who have read it say it’s a valid addition to the series, not just the money grab I’d initially suspected it to be. They also say that the book paints another side of Panem that the original Hunger Games didn’t, and that got me sold.
So, I guess we’ll see how things turn out.