Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Done Catching Fire

Done reading Catching Fire, book 2 to the Hunger Games Trilogy.


Same violence. Same Katniss. Even back to the same Hunger games.

At the first part of Catching Fire, I found it less intriguing than the first book. I don't know maybe I just got hooked up with the action inside the arena. But I can never doubt the suspense from the beginning all through out the end.

Didn't see it coming that Katniss and Peeta, together with other victors, will be back at the arena for the 'Quarter Quell". That's how cruel the Capitol is.

Remember what I said from my previous blog of Hunger Games about Peeta? Well... Peeta never changed. It's like action is not for him. But words. It's how he speak. That's his best trait. While Katniss, I can say, became much stronger. She now has more confidence that gave her rebel side more dangerous than ever.

At the end of Book 2, the real deal was finally revealed to Katniss. At least at this point, she knows she's not alone.

Now, she have real allies.

I will take a break with Hunger Games Trilogy first and get back with Mortal Instruments Trilogy. I miss Jace and Clary. Time for City of Fallen Angels.

Soon will get back to the final book of Hunger Games, Mockingjay.
Can't wait!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hungry For More!

Done reading Hunger Games. Now, I want more!

*spoiler alert*

I was right when I said from my previous blog that this book is a bit dark for kids. Not only because the contestants are young but because there were really gruesome killings. Violence is very much present in this book. 

Let me say something about the protagonist of the book, 16 year-old Katniss Everdeen, the girl from District 12. She saved her sister from getting in the game and instead volunteered herself. I was really amazed by her intelligence, braveness and wit.  Whenever she goes to do something, she really takes time to think and weigh things over. She has this strong personality which lead her to win the game with Peeta Mellark.

Peeta Mellark is the boy counterpart of Katniss from District 12. So there, yeah, there's romance developed inside the arena where all of the 24 contestants should kill each other. Come to think of that. Intriguing, huh? But it really went well with the story. Some romance would really spice up a game like this.

The whole time that they were on the arena, there wasn't a dull moment for me. There's drama, romance, suspense and of course, action. Even though sometimes there's no interaction among the characters, Katniss' mind is enough interesting to explore.

From the get go, Hunger Games only allow one person to win the game. But then the rules changed, a pair can win as long as they're from the same district.

I cannot argue the fact that Katniss and Peeta won. I guess they really outsmarted the others, Thanks to their crew especially Haymitch - District Twelve's mentor. And thanks to Katniss' bow and arrow too. I just hope to see more action from Peeta for the next book :)

Inside the arena, Katniss and Peeta became lovers. But that's because Katniss thought it was all for a show. When they finally arrived home, Peeta found out that Katniss was just playing along with him. That's when he got hurt. This is the major cliffhanger of the book.

Will they stay as lovers? friends? enemies? Who knows when Katniss will finally be with her mother, sister Prim and Gale - Katniss' boy bestfriend.

I guess Book 2 - Catching Fire, will show more of Gale's character and I can see a love triangle coming! Can't wait to read Catching Fire!


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hungry for Hunger Games

In the book, the Hunger Games are an annual
televised event where the Capitol chooses one boy and one girl from each district to fight to the death.(From Wikipedia)

I just started reading Hunger Games (book 1 to the Trilogy) and I can say, from the first 10 pages of the book, it's really intriguing. No wonder it'll be adapted into a motion picture.

It kinda has the same nature as Battle Royale written by Koushun Takami, so it's a bit dark considering that this book is intended for children. 

At first, I was confused on the time and setting of the story. Maybe I just can't imagine a place where the kids are being pushed to participate with an inhumane game.

I should just stop here now and continue reading. We'll see why this is a bestselling book. 

Full book review soon! ;)

Monday, April 4, 2011

My Black Matte Nailpolish

I just want to share this coz I've been looking for a black matte nailpolish for the longest time and now it's MINE MINE MINE!!!!

I actually bought three of this. One is mine. My other 2 stocks will go straight to my shop: :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Oh Reyes, We Missed You!

Hello Reyes Barbecue!
It's April Fool's Day but trust me on this one :)

After quite some time, Noel and I once again were able to eat at one of our favorite grill house, Reyes Barbecue!

We ordered our favorite dish, Chicken BBQ and Boneless Bangus - both have 2 pieces in serving so we can share one each dish :)


Their grilling process is quite faster than the usual.

Sorry for the picture, I was actually about to eat that time but then Noel told me to take a picture so I can blog it. That's why my java rice is already ruined from it's cupped form. As you can see we already shared one piece from one dish. (From the above picture : on the left side is Boneless Bangus, right side is Chicken BBQ)

Time to eat!

Their Peanut Sauce Trademark tasted a little more peanuty than the usual. Other than that, I can't say anything negative because it's all really delicious.

Thumbs up again from Noel! ^__^

BTW, that's in Food Choices, Glorietta 4 :)

For those who haven't tried Reyes BBQ, we recommend it! :)
(Should I get paid for blogging this? haha)