**spoiler alert** I found this book to be amazing, and I'm personally a little sad about some other reviewers and how they viewed the ending, about wh...more**spoiler alert** I found this book to be amazing, and I'm personally a little sad about some other reviewers and how they viewed the ending, about who katniss ended up with. By the second hungergames, I already had the ending figure out for the third; just not how it got there. you don't go through something like the hunger games and not come out a changed person, and more so you can't go through something like that WITH someone and not have a way of viewing them. if you even have a small bit of love for that person, the fact that they went through hell and back with you, escalates that love in a way that no one else can even touch. its not happening. More so, every time she really kissed peeta, really really kissed him, she got that feeling inside her. not once when she kissed gale was that feeling mentioned.
and in case at this point you were unsure of peeta growing in her heart, then you should have realized that her reaction to him hitting the forcefield, can not be faked. she loved him wholeheartedly. him being taken away and tortured, tortured her more than she probably realized that it would. I'm glad that ended up together, because personally aside from being there when she grew up, I couldn't really see the lovely connection between gale and katniss that everyone else seemed to. Sometimes you think you want someone because you care for them so much, but it takes a rough situation, and things you wouldn't imagine to realize that he isn't what you need, or want or even really love in the way that can both mend your heart and allow yourself to grow. just saying.
aside from all the love stuff, I found the book to be amazing, and I was utterly heartbroken to discover what had happened to peeta. I thought her being hurt and broken up about it, fit; but had it been me, I'd probably had been a bit more pissed off than what she seemed to be. all in all an amazing ending to an amazing series. (less)
This is the third book I've read by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and once more I was not disappointed. The characters in this book, Dash & Lily...moreThis is the third book I've read by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, and once more I was not disappointed. The characters in this book, Dash & Lily, are as original and refreshing as anyone could hope for. The back and forth POV chapters allow you to really know each of the characters and understand them far more than if it were simply from on characters perspective. by far one of my favorites, with a ton of amazing quotes that left my copy excessively highlighted. (less)
This book was a roller coaster ride to say the least. I had unfortunately let my guard down when I knew that I shouldn't have. The fact that it was th...moreThis book was a roller coaster ride to say the least. I had unfortunately let my guard down when I knew that I shouldn't have. The fact that it was the second book should have told me that, like every other book, something was bound to happen and go wrong. Still I wasn't prepared for what happened, the hunger games, again?! and peeta there as well, well lets just chalk this up as the book where everyones heart gets broken. at least It seemed that way, until I realized that my heart was filling more than it should have. I came to realize how katniss felt before she even knew it, and then I got to go through heart break when peeta was left behind and captured by the capital. Though heartbreaking, and rough on the heart, Its entirely worth the read, and will make you fall in love all over again. (less)
Like all of Deb's books, [i]stay[/i] had me entranced from the start. at first I was a bit uneasy about the way the chapters bounced from past, to pre...moreLike all of Deb's books, [i]stay[/i] had me entranced from the start. at first I was a bit uneasy about the way the chapters bounced from past, to present, but then I got my barring and slipped into the book. It was terrifying, her relationship with christian, and just reading about it made my skin crawl. The metaphors and relationships had me hooked, and like with all of her books, I learned a ton of lessons that I hope to never forget. a must read for everyone. (less)