i am a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories. '1984' by george orwell has set the pace for me. the hunger games trilogy had a strong storyline from the start. however, by the middle of the second book and throughout the third book, it was beginning to weaken for me (i started to flip through the pages to see what's going to happen ahead - which is a never good sign when a reader starts doing that ;). as a mature reader, obviously, i found the style of writing very suitable for teenagers/young adults. however, all in all, it's a good read.