After completing the entire series I thought it would be more beneficial to provide a review for those commencing the journey. In this alternate future, women are a scarce resource but are not treasured. Men, for the most part, have given in to their basest instincts. I have struggled with the level of violence in each book, only coming back to read books 2 and 3 after several months (I cant leave things unread).
The concept is fascinating and the characters face increasingly dangerous situations (to mind and body) and tests to their relationships, which makes for an interesting read. I am not sure I will be reading any further stories from this author though. Hunger Games looks tame now!