Skip to main content

In Which I Finish Mockingjay

And all I have to say (at this incredibly late hour) is

Holy. Crap. 

Oh, and


Always.

Comments

  1. Oooh must be really good then! Can't wait to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wasn't it incredible? I already want to read it again!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I agree. The book's resolution was both different and better than I had ever anticipated. I had expected to be disappointed by certain aspects of the outcome, but ultimately I wasn't. And that is some good writing.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh yes Team Katniss definitely. It was a brilliant conclusion, I loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Loved it. When will you share your more detailed thoughts oh trusted reader friend?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Makayla7:47 AM

    I wanted to cry like a baby when I was done. AMAZING.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love that you stayed up so late to finish it. I'm sure that will be me sometime soon. :o)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Someday I'll read these....

    Feeling really out of touch with this release...

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Yay! Glad to see more Team Katniss out there!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I did cry like a baby when it was over. I'm reading a lot of people who weren't happy with it, or at least certain aspects, but I thought it was excellent. Not perfect, but very very good.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Chachic, it really really is. REALLY. :)

    Lori, in a word--yes!

    RJ, precisely. I was ready to be upset over a couple of things and, almost out of the blue, I wasn't. Damn fine storytelling.

    Alexa, wasn't it? My mind is still spinning a bit, actually. And I may have read the last few pages several times...

    Amy, *grin* soon! Stuck back at work again at the present moment. Grrr.

    Makayla, you know I cried at the most unexpected moments. Took me by surprise. But, wow, the end. There were tears.

    Alicia, I'm sure it will be. There's just no stopping past a certain point. And it's not that far in at all. :)

    Britt, yeah. I recommend them. Incredible entertainment.

    Enna, yup. I was so behind her. All the way.

    Brenda, well, how could you not? It was stunning to see it all come to a conclusion like that. Are there really that many unhappy with it? That's too bad. There were a couple threads that I'm not sure went in the direction I think they would have or should have. But I have to say I ended it unbelievably pleased.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm re-reading it now. My brain kept jumping ahead and I don't feel that I was adequately able to stay in the moment for most of the book. But it was that way with the first two, too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Jena, they really are the kind of books that keep your brain hopping, aren't they?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Angie's 2018 Must Be Mine List

It's time for a clean slate and a brand new list of titles I can't wait to get my hands on. Behold, my most anticipated titles of 2018:




 And no covers on these yet, but I can hardly wait, all the same:
The Comfort Zoneby Sally Thorne
A Court of Frost and Starlightby Sarah J. Maas
Making Upby Lucy Parker
There Will Be Other Summersby Benjamin Alire Saenz
Off the Airby L.H. Cosway
Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradiseby Jandy Nelson

Which ones are on your list?

Review | Hunted by Meagan Spooner

I'm just going to start off by saying I cannot stop thinking about this book. I finished it weeks ago, but this lovely Beauty and the Beast adaptation will not leave my mind. This is the first book I've really read by Meagan Spooner. I gave These Broken Stars a bit of a go awhile back, but we sort of drifted apart halfway through. Not the case here. The gorgeous cover caught my eye and the early glowing reviews reinforced my conviction. Having finished it, I immediately ran out and purchased copies for a number of the relevant readers in my life. And despite having pushed on and read several books since, Huntedis the one I find my mind and heart returning to over and over again.

Yeva holds a lot of things in. She loves her family—her father, her sisters—and so she sits obediently in the baronessa's chambers. She pretends to make small talk and embroider bits of cloth with the other ladies. She smiles politely at the young man who is said to be courting her (and doesn'…

Update | Real Life

I felt like it might be worth writing a very brief real life update here. If just because it's occupied so much of my mental space recently. And, of course, because whatever is currently occupying large swaths of your mental space plays a not insignificant role in your reading life and which book you reach for at the end of any given day. So.

I have worked at the same job since four months after this blog began. Until a week ago, that is, when I packed up my bags and left to start a brand new job. I am having a difficult time wrapping my head around that bare fact. First and foremost, I am incredibly grateful and pleased to have this new job. It was time. In fact, all throughout my job search, that exquisite quote from the wonderful Mo Willems ran on repeat through my head,
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. The position I had served its purpose very well. It was what I and my family needed for that period in our lives. But at this new point in my life, it had b…