“Mockingjay” by Suzanne Collins

mockingjayYay, I finished a series! And it was straight up auditory. As in I only listened to audiobooks to finish the trilogy.

Like I said before, I was only reading this series to pass the time, and it worked pretty well. I mostly just listened on the drive to work but because there’s no school, the drive is considerably shorter these days. Alas, this morning was the morning that it came to completion.

There wasn’t much in this book that I didn’t remember from before, except a certain character death, which I probably just repressed because it was so traumatizing, tbh. And no, it’s probably not the character death that you’re thinking about. Other than that one thought that crossed my mind in this particular book of the three was that this book is really dark for a “teen” book. Like lots of death and dying and destruction and all that mess. But it is more realistic than a lot of other books who try to have the whole war scene going on where no one even sheds any blood.

Anywho, other than this series, I’m also *about* to finish “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (hopefully tonight) and I just started the screenplay of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” yesterday. I think that one will be a pretty easy read, as long as I don’t forget about it before my public library comes back to claim it.

Hopefully I will be able to make another post tomorrow because I will have finished the Harry Potter book, but I am also in the midst of cleaning my whole apartment and it’s glorious.

Ta-ta for now,
Maegan

“Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver

6482837Ok, not going to lie, I only started on this book because I saw that it was becoming a movie and the trailer looked really good. So I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

In the beginning, I didn’t think I would like the book because it was about a *popular* girl, so I figured I couldn’t relate at all. But it wasn’t a typical mean girl story and there were a lot of good characters and I ended up liking it a lot.

One of the best parts about the book was the cadence. There were phrases that were repeated and pieces of poetry that were used and you would think that they were just helping the flow of the book, but later you would realize that each had a meaning and added value to the story.

Added value: Sarah Drew read the audiobook and I’m a huge Grey’s Anatomy fan so it was like April Kepner was telling me things about her life and it was great.

I do like a little suspense in my literature and this book had that too. The whole time I was thinking “There’s no way this can happen” and then at the end you’re left wondering, “Did that actually happen?” It’s really left up to the reader to determine how the book ended, which I liked.

Overall, I liked this book and it made me want to read more books by Lauren Oliver.

Read it, fam,
Maegan

“Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins

catching_fireNaturally, since I read “The Hunger Games” I would be following up with “Catching Fire.” Of course I’ve read the whole series before, but it’s been a while so there were some details that I had forgotten about, but for the most part the story is pretty parallel in the book and the movie.

I don’t actually think I would have been able to finish this book without listening to the audiobook while I colored in my adult coloring book with my brand new Christmas present, aka fine tip markers. But I did it, yay! A few weeks ago… Yep, I forgot to post about the book after I finished the book, so I am about to double post here.

Anyway, I have to check with my public library to see if the audiobook for “Mockingjay” is available, then I can start on that one. I’m also working on “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” and I’m trying to decide whether I want to finish “This is Where it Ends.” I also just finished another book, but you’ll have to see the next post to find out about that one.

Until next time, aka a few minutes,
Maegan