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message 1: by Kiki (new)

Kiki No fear. I have the memory of a goldfish.

And oh! Finnick. <3


message 2: by Kiki (new)

Kiki I'll see my friend next week (I seriously can't afford to buy books right now) and I'll borrow it from her. So probably...psht. Next Thursday? ASAP, really.


message 3: by Lexie (new)

Lexie Finnick is without a doubt the most fantastic character of the series. Also, you're not the only one to like Haymitch. I grew quite fond of him by the end. He could be pretty awful at times, but you can't really expect someone to experience what he did and still be all sunshine and rainbows.


message 4: by kelllsify (new)

kelllsify #TEAMFINNICK


message 5: by Kaila (new)

Kaila I must say I'm surprised, I thought everyone disliked Catching Fire more than The Hunger Games, but great review! Glad you liked it.


message 6: by Noémy (new)

Noémy I personnally really like this trilogy the main reason being that I love Peeta SO MUCH !!


message 7: by Gabry (new)

Gabry I never thought you'd finish this. Such a surprise, really. But Finnick and Haymitch are such great characters.


message 8: by Caitlin (new)

Caitlin I think we had the same reaction to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire (sort of). I like THG, but more for the action, the games, the thrill of it. It wasn't until Catching Fire I really liked Katniss, Peeta, Haymitch. Katniss in this book wasn't entirely on a one track mind of "Oh fuck, gonna die! Wait jk I gotta survive bitches. Time to kill some squirrels."

Substance. That's the perfect word. This book was less about the thrill and more full. It was interesting to learn about Haymitch and see Katniss struggle with the idea of a rebellion (at one point wasn't she all, "I HATE YOU CAPITOL. LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE TO GALE" and everyone is like, "Lolkatnissstfu"?) and the new characters actually add something to the story.

Anyways, I'm glad you kept reading the series. I'm interested in what you think of Mockingjay. People either hate it, or love it.


message 9: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Nah. In fact, I don't fancy marrying anybody.


message 10: by Kiki (last edited Feb 20, 2012 08:10PM) (new)

Kiki Cillian wrote: "Kira wrote: "Nah. In fact, I don't fancy marrying anybody."

That's not what you told me last night...
Was I lied to, again?"


Cil, you're my saucy lover. Position of honorary wife has already been filled by my surly cat.


message 11: by Kiki (new)

Kiki (In all seriousness, Nafiul, I just don't see myself being married. I don't have anything against the institution; I just don't feel it's for me. I don't see myself ever doing it.)


message 12: by Kiki (last edited Feb 21, 2012 09:31AM) (new)

Kiki Nafiul wrote: "Don't you ever want to find a nice guy and settle down? I hope you don't mind the question.... :)"

I'd love to find a nice guy, have some children, make a family. But I don't feel like marriage necessarily needs to be a part of that.


message 13: by Lisa (Fic Talk) (new)

Lisa (Fic Talk) Oh Peeta. Peeta, Peeta, Peeta.

And Finnick. Le Sigh.


message 14: by Lisa (Fic Talk) (new)

Lisa (Fic Talk) And HAYMITCH FTW!


message 15: by Kiki (last edited Feb 22, 2012 02:20PM) (new)

Kiki Nafiul wrote: "Kira wrote: "Nafiul wrote: "Don't you ever want to find a nice guy and settle down? I hope you don't mind the question.... :)"

I'd love to find a nice guy, have some children, make a family. But I..."


In my eyes, marriage is a piece of paper. One can have children and a partner without it.


message 16: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Lisa wrote: "Oh Peeta. Peeta, Peeta, Peeta.

And Finnick. Le Sigh."


I love Finnick so much I could just cry. Isn't he FABULOUS?


message 17: by Lisa (Fic Talk) (new)

Lisa (Fic Talk) Kira wrote: "Lisa wrote: "Oh Peeta. Peeta, Peeta, Peeta.

And Finnick. Le Sigh."

I love Finnick so much I could just cry. Isn't he FABULOUS?"


Finnick is muy fabuloso!
He so shined in Catching Fire. Swoon.


message 18: by Yesenia (new)

Yesenia You came into the light, Kira. Welcome! We've been waiting for you



message 19: by Krista (new)

Krista Ashe Love, love Annie and Finnick's story. Meanwhile, have you guys seen these very well made fan vids of their romance? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB92yZ...


message 20: by Anna (new)

Anna So glad you liked it i injoyed Hunger Games more but so loved haymitches development and the audition of Finick older charecters are almost always more intresting than younger ones.


message 21: by Anne-Marie (new)

Anne-Marie Falano I hated Haymitch in this one!!!! I liked him so much more towards the end of MockingJay. He's an "Ends Justifies the means" character.


message 22: by Gaylette (new)

Gaylette OMGOMGOMG!! i looooooooooveeeeeeee peeeta too! hes just so sweet to katniss :) i havent written a reveiw for this book yet, i don't really think i need to because you've already said what i was saying! thanks


message 23: by Irene (new)

Irene You're definitely not alone: I love Haymitch and adore Finnick!!!!!! =D

Haymitch has that broken-down, suffering puppy quality that makes me instantly fall for fictional characters (Snape from Harry Potter, Beauty's Beast, Lloyd Webber's Phantom, The Hound from Game of Thrones...). He's interesting, he has a past. In real life I would probably find such characters insufferable, but in fiction I am terribly drawn to them.

I didn't hate Mockingjay as much as you, but I also think Catching Fire is the best of the trilogy, which is passing strange for a second book. Its definite advantage is the character development and the interactions and relationships the Quarter Quell allows the different characters to develop.

I'm sort of looking forward to the movie, because I'm sure we'll see much of Haymitch, behind the scenes, as they showed him in the Hunger Games. =)


Zero vi Britannia I love Haymitch too. And Finnick. Sweet, sweet Finnick. Oh Finnick...I'll stop now.


message 25: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Kyle wrote: "They just released the second trailer for the film and the arena looks breathtaking from what you can see of it. http://movies.yahoo.com/video/hunger-..."

I know omg! I watched the trailer yesterday, right after it came out, when I was on break at work. It's amazeballs.


message 26: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer You are not alone in your love of Haymitch, he has always been a favourite of mine :)I've never found the "romance" aspects of the story very appealing, but I do love the series, very much in fact. I have a huge soft spot for Peeta (especially in Mockingjay)and of course <3 Finnick.


message 27: by Kiki (new)

Kiki Kyle wrote: "Kira wrote: "Kyle wrote: "They just released the second trailer for the film and the arena looks breathtaking from what you can see of it. http://movies.yahoo.com/video/hunger-...-..."

I feel you. That was pretty heartbreaking.

All in all, I feel like the CF movie will be a lot better than the THG movie. I feel like the THG movie was just so poorly directed and that the transition from book to screen just wasn't smooth at all. For example, they wrote in a line about the tesserae that nobody would understand unless they had read the book, and that's not what making a movie from the book is about: it's about adapting it so it stands alone as a piece of media. I just really felt like Gary Ross did a sub-par job and I hope CF is better. (The CGI fire looks less cheap, so that's a start.)


message 28: by Wolf (new)

Wolf team finnick!!


message 29: by Simon (new)

Simon Taylor I love Haymitch!


message 30: by jaide (new)

jaide shut up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! spoiler


message 31: by ginia (new)

ginia hey kiki its ginia and i toyally agree with lu on how everyone loves katniss.really she gets o much attention. but you will probably laugh at me for saying that b/c she is the main character.i also agree with you that you dont have to explain why you love finnick. you just love him. i love him too. last of all you are not the only one who really likes haymitch. i think he i really great and sometimes i think of him as katnisss grandpa.


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