Thursday, September 16, 2010

When things heat up

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The Girl Who Played with Fire. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

Graceling. Fire. Bitterblue.

The Hunger Games. Catching Fire. Mockingjay.

Notice a pattern? (Or two or three?)

Fire keeps ending up in the second titles of trilogies, and it makes sense that it does. To me, at least, a "fire" title says that the first book may have started things off, but now, now, they're going to get intense. Cool-colored covers are for conclusions. The middle of the story is red-hot, or at least, it should be if it's to attract readers and keep the trilogy going.

Still, the trend makes me glad The Giving Tree never became a trilogy.


  1. EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - Empire RHYMES with fire.

    Katniss of Hunger Games, Katsa of Graceling - so many Kats! What about iss? Prentisstown! Katniss! Lisspbeth Salander (ok that last one was a stretch)

    What is the significance of all this? The Freemasons? 2012? THE ILLUMINATI omg omg *makes tinfoil hat, runs to YA section of the library*

  2. Kat-ching Fire! Fire goes "hiss!" You're right, I'd better stock up on canned food and hunker down.