Is The UnHoly Pursuit Saga like The Hunger Games?

I took the liberty to do as a lot of young fans had asked of me. I couldn’t answer yes or no about the Hunger Games. My publisher had to answer that question for me. During the time, it came out as a novel and movie I had pressing engagements to attend. My children saw it but I didn’t ask them about the movie. I wanted to see it for myself. But I see, I’ m several years behind the rave at the recommendation of so many young readers of UnHoly Pursuit. They asked were this book like the Hunger Games.

I see, the book was published in 2008. So, I finally sat down tonight and watched both movies. The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction. But I’ve to admit I haven’t read the book yet. Maybe I’ll get around to it when I’ve another week of several free days on the end. I found the movie very interesting. Quite intriguing. It has a strong message.


The Hunger Games is a trilogy of young adult dystopian novels published first in 2008 by American novelist Suzanne Collins.

I saw many different literary and historical aspects in movie. The historical aspects I saw reminded me of the selection of fighters from city states in ancient Greek and Rome festivals. Many ancient societies carried on these practices. And many of them were females. I don’t think any were children as they selected in The Hunger Games. But nearly every society we know of, (those who left records behind) made such sacrifices to their gods.


The Hunger Games is a 2008 dystopian novel was in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives in the future, post-apocalyptic nation of Panem in North America. The Capitol, a highly advanced metropolis, exercises political control over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games is an annual event in which one boy and one girl aged 12ā€“18 from each of the twelve districts surrounding the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death.

I assumed the named came panem et circenses :bread and circuses :sustenance and entertainment provided by government to appease public discontent. Because goes back to a Roman term although the sport existed long before ancient Rome. This term came into use because the Romans used gladiator fights as a way of distracting public attention away from important political matters. How was fighting to resolve the issue. I’ve no idea. But this same practice used during slavery in America.

I saw elements of Romeo and Juliet, The Fifth Element, The Lottery, The ancient Greek Olympians, The Wizard of Oz, The Prize, and tab bits of the Matrix.

It reminded me of Mad Max in their effort to control the poor through genocide. The uprising of when the poor learns the truth has occurred repeatedly throughout human history. Despite recognizing many elements, I found it very emotional and daring. What captured my heart was Katniss standing in for her little sister.

Now to answer the question I have been asked on more than one occasion. Iā€™m sorry to say as intriguing as the Hunger Games are the UnHoly Pursuit Saga aren’t the same storyline. The UnHoly Pursuit Saga were written before 2008. By 2008 was perhaps when the last of series were being written. But I will say this, well, the senseless, relentless hunting of Ana BuFaye for strange, asinine purposes I guess you could say it is similar to the Hunger Games. The betrayals and heartaches are plenty but not exactly the same reasons. In the UnHoly Pursuit Saga people are fighting to keep things like the Panem from happening.

Ā  I hope this answers your questions. šŸ™‚ Happy Reading.


About unholypursuit

A. White, an award winning former librarian, who is also a long time member of Romantic Time and Publisher's Weekly. A. White has been writing for over fifteen years. She took classes in creative writing in college, specializing in ancient myths and legends. and later at a local community center while living in Chicago. In college she won the national contest to verbally list every country in the world, it's capital and ingenious language. Her works are mainly horror, fantasy, extreme, and sci-fi as well as, as some may says, "the truly strange predicament and puzzling." Books that I've written are "Clash with the Immortals, and eleven others which are part of the "Unholy Pursuit saga,". She has been working on the Chronicles since 2007. She wished to complete them all before introducing them to public so the readers wouldn't have to for the continuation to be written. The ideas of the book come from classic literature such as whose work greatly influence the world world such as Homer, Sophocles, Herodotus, Euripides, Socrates, Hippocrates, Aristophanes, Plato, Aristotle and many more. The "Book of Enoch" influenced the usage of Azazael as a main character and love interest. I created the primary main character from the Chronicle of Saints. I wanted to show them as real flesh and blood with thoughts, desires and yearning as any human. Not as they are so often depicted. So I created one of my own to show her as a real human that everyone can relate to.
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6 Responses to Is The UnHoly Pursuit Saga like The Hunger Games?

  1. Ann Harden says:

    I can answer that question. No, it nothing like the Hunger Games. The only similarities I see between the two is the fixed system of things in favor of murderous power wielding people. It’s not a dystonia novel. The system of things are just as we know them today but merely more technological advance.

    It’s a novel about the few truly gifted and the world wanting to kill them off because the world know it can not control them. It closer to the X-men than the Hunger games. But isn’t like that either. Yes, I know about Marvel comics. I raised two sons. šŸ™‚

    Note, I said gifted not magical. There’s no magic in here except those who acquires it through demons and Immortals. Not even Nikola is using magic. He’s gifted like Ana. But something very terrible happened to him in his youth as to why he hates everyone and everything.

    On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 6:02 AM, The Novel: UnHoly Pursuit: Devil on my Tra

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  2. Yes, I know what you mean by being a mom of a comic book fan. šŸ™‚ Thanks for reading and replying.


  3. Celsate says:

    No, it’s nothing like the Hunger Games. It’s much better in my opinion. Ana BuFaye would’ve kicked President Snow’s ass and everyone else’s butt who was involved. There would be no Hunger Games. An insane game of hunting people. Ana would’ve chased Snow, the President of Pane all over the palace like she chased Cooter in the woods, caught him, pumped her fists into his face while yelling, “What in the heck is wrong with you? You sick bast*rd! Sending children and old people out to die!” Or ran him down and beheaded him for the crimes against humanity and she and Bea continued down the road in Trusty.

    Ha-ha, well that’s my version of how it would’ve gone down.

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