Rich in suspense and brimming with adventure, the New York Times-bestselling Underland Chronicles unfold the fate of the Underland and the great warrior, Gregor. Suzanne Collins is also the author of the bestselling Hunger Games trilogy.
PRAISE FOR Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods
Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice, 2003
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“Gregor’s luminous, supremely absorbing quest takes place in a strange underground land of giant cockroaches, rideable bats, and violet-eyed humans.... Creature depictions are soulful and the plot is riveting….Wonderful.”
–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Collins does a grand job of world-building, with a fine economy of words…. Unlike Gregor, who cannot wait to leave, readers will likely find [the Underland] to be a fantastically engaging place.”
–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[An] exceptional debut novel, a well-written, fast-moving, action-packed fantasy…[S]ure to be a solid hit with young fantasy fans.”
–Booklist, starred review
Book Two left off with Gregor reading the Prophecy of Blood: a prophecy that calls for Gregor and Boots to return to the Underland to help ward off a deadly plague. But this time, Gregor’s mother refuses to let him return to the Underland . . . until the rat Ripred assures the family that Gregor and Boots are just needed for a short meeting, which the crawlers will attend only if their “princess” Boots is present. Gregor’s mom finally relents, on the condition that she go with them. The Underland plague is spreading, and when one of Gregor’s family is stricken, he begins to understand his role in the Prophecy of Blood, and must summon all his power to end the biological warfare that threatens the warmblooded creatures of the Underland. Fans of Suzanne Collins’s acclaimed fantasy series will find more suspense and action than ever in this thrilling third saga.
Little secret...This book taught me how to put someone’s shoulder back in its socket, which I have actually used in real life emergencies. The writer uses a decent level of descriptive writing and detail... when a character dislocated her arm, she obviously did enough research to describe the process of relocating the appendage to the point that I could apply it practically. (Don’t try this at home lol) Might be a little biased due to the fact that I read this book with my grandmother as a child, but all and all, Suzanne Collins is a wonderful writer. She pays attention to detail, and writes compelling material that always keeps the reader/listener wondering what will happen next. I love her ability to end each book on a cliffhanger. Wish the book was a little more adult and that there was more of a romance between Gregor and Luxa, but after all this is a children’s book, and just the fact that I made it through the whole series in a month at 21 years old amazes me. Love this series. Good read.