WARNING: This post contains spoilers. If you have not yet read The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, or Mockingjay, go to your local library and check them out, or go here, here, and here and order yourself the ebooks. If you have a Kindle and Amazon Prime, you can read the ebooks for free. Simply not reading these books is not an option.
[Insert District 12 Salute here.] <--yeah, I know I did that last time, but I'm a nerd, and I look so frickin' cool doing that in my brain. I'd probably look stupid if I did it in real life, which is why you get a picture of Katniss doing it, and not a vlog of me.
Anyway. Husband and I stayed up all night last night. Get yo mind out of the gutter. We were reading (and I was working on a blog design that I can't wait to show you all). We weren't just reading any ole books, though... we were finishing book 3 of the Hunger Games series. He was reading Mockingjay, I was reading "Flaming Rage" as it is so eloquently called in German.
Since we read it at the same time, I thought it would be interesting to do a joint blog post with my oh so sexy husband on how we felt about the book. You're welcome.
Katniss, get out of the freaking hospital and go talk to somebody. You're gonna turn into a drug addict.
Oh, and at the end, I didn't like the whole "being burned by fire" thing and not actually winning the war. The rebels did it all. It would have been way better if she'd watched Prim die and then gone all hardcore and killed everyone in the mansion, including the president.
I mean, if Prim has to die, anyway. I don't think she should have died.
I think Gale should have died. But... not when he got captured. He shouldn't have gotten captured. He should have died protecting Katniss from the fire bombs or something, enabling her to go to President Snow.
Oh, and Katniss is a whiny little girl - she didn't really seem like a very good symbol for the Rebellion.
I was really hoping the truth about Coin would come out in the trial, and that she'd be exonerated for the right reasons instead of being insane. Then she'd be a hero instead of some lunatic who only wants to kill herself.
All that being said, I was ultimately happy with the ending and happy that she got together with Peeta - I just didn't like how she arrived there.
(first of all....) Ditto everything Mike said.
WHAT THE EFF! WHY DID FINNICK HAVE TO DIE?!
WHAT THE EFF?! WHY DIDN'T THEY TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT COIN?
Okay, FINALLY Katniss and Peeta are together. WHY THE EFF DID IT TAKE THIS LONG?!?
HOLY CRAP. SHE KILLED COIN INSTEAD OF SNOW!
Gale, I still don't like you.
Snow, you're a dirt bag.
HOLY CRAP. Those "Mutations" (I don't know what they're called in the English book) are frickin' terrifying.
Katniss - quit being all depressed and stuff.
NOOOOO PRIM!!!!! WHY DID SHE HAVE TO DIE?!
What the eff? One second Katniss is all hardcore and about to save the day, the next second she's in a drugged up stupor dreaming of dead people? Not a fan of that transition. Not a fan at all.
FINALLY. My life is complete - Peeta and Katniss are together.
Some of my Twitter thoughts from while I was reading:
Phew, Peeta is still alive. My life is now complete.
SAY WHAT?!?!?!? District 13, what the eff...
I'm on chapter 4, and so far... these people are freakin' crazy.
can someone with a british accent please do a vlog? I love british accents! (wait, that's not about Hunger Games, I just really want someone to do it...)
OMG PEETA!!! WHAT THE EFF. I WAIT FOR YOU ALL THIS TIME AND NOW YOU TRY TO CHOKE KATNISS?!?!? WHAT THE EFF, WHAT THE EFF!!!
I am seriously about to cry for peeta. Poor guy is off his rocker.
Katniss, you stupid skank. Gale is not for you, so quit makin' out with him just to get some. SHEESH.
ohmygosh. If Peeta and Katniss don't work this thing out, I am gonna be PISSED. Seriously. KATNISS, JUST ADMIT THAT YOU LOVE HIM!
As you can see... I'm a little more... expressive than Mike. He actually got mad at me because I was ahead of him and would randomly shout things like, "WHAT THE HECK?!" and "SERIOUSLY?!" and "OHMYGOSH!"
Have you guys read the series? How did you feel about the way it ended?