SciFiGuy.ca is participating in a fantastic promotion to launch Catching Fire. I have three (3) terrific prize packages to be won, each consisting of the following items -
- A limited edition T-shirt (see the photo at the end of the post)
- A collectible mocking jay pin
- A copy of Catching Fire
- In the spirit of the "Games" all you need to do to enter the contest is leave a comment and tell us what your favourite Olympic event is and why.
- The promotion runs from September 1 to September 15, 2009. Winners will be announced on or around September 16, 2009.
- Open to participants with a United States or Canadian mailing address.
COULD YOU SURVIVE ON YOUR OWN, IN THE WILD, WITH EVERYONE FIGHTING AGAINST YOU?Catching Fire Links:
Twenty- four are forced to enter. Only the winner survives.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. Each year, the districts are forced by the Capitol to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the Hunger Games, a brutal and terrifying fight to the death – televised for all of Panem to see.
Survival is second nature for sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who struggles to feed her mother and younger sister by secretly hunting and gathering beyond the fences of District 12. When Katniss steps in to take the place of her sister in the Hunger Games, she knows it may be her death sentence. If she is to survive, she must weigh survival against humanity and life against love.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
- Official Hunger Games website.
- Read the Chapter 1 excerpt of the book or listen to Suzanne Collins read Chapter 2.
- Lev Grossman at Time Magazine has this review of the new book.
- The Book Smugglers has a wonderful review here.
- Read an interview with Suzanne Collins here.