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The Hunger Games Trilogy Reread | fangirling, feels and fictional characters

Now it has been years since The Hunger Games trilogy ended with Mockingjay, since then we haven’t received anything new except the speculation and rumors of perhaps more movies. Will this be? Probably, it will (if done correctly) be a gold mine just as its predecessors. While that happens though, I thought I’d give them a reread. Here’s what happened.

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A Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Christina C Jones

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If I had to describe love with one word, I suppose ‘crazy’ would suffice. ‘Insane’, ‘traumatic’, ‘consuming’, would do as well though.

Simone is a beautiful woman who owns a flower shop and is ready to fall in love. Fortunately for her, Roman enters the picture one day and they immediately click. Of course, love is the most wondrous disaster there is in this universe so things get sometimes complicated, sometimes heated, but always interesting. Simone stands firm as woman, which I dearly enjoyed reading as a young lady, and she makes sure the love she was looking for was right. Roman, fortunately for him, is a good man who also wants a good, healthy relationship and so, after a few break ups and surprises and make ups and cheesy songs — they find that weird, complicated, crazy but ultimately beautiful thing called love.

It was a good story. I stumbled upon it during the right mood, looking for something light and heartful. The premise was simple enough and being a 263-pages-long book, it was a good length. Love stories are peculiar things, that can easily be overdone, overplayed and/or boring due to too many consecutive clich├ęs. Fortunately this was a good one, I don’t make a conscious effort to read books with something other than white characters but maybe I should, and not only was Simone and Romans race refreshing but also the maturity of the characters. Granted, I don’t really read adult fiction so I guess it’s not really a mystery why, huh?

Anyways, perhaps I should read more adult fiction, for reading about a grown woman who had her own business, a successful one for which she cared, was really nice. It’s the right sort of images I should put into my head you know? Also, as I mentioned, I saw a good healthy relationship in between Simone and Roman which, although I have seen other good examples of relationships to follow (Feyre and Ryhsand — looking at you OTP), it was lovely to see such in a much more plausible situation. Also I could appreciate Christina’s good job, incidentally, in capturing the intensity of the beginning of falling in love.

Something about him lit a flame in me, and I had an inexplicable desire to see how hot it could burn.

Her writing wasn’t really anything remarkable but it wasn’t bad either. I enjoyed the simplicity of it, as it was what I was looking for at the moment, and that added to a good set of characters (three dimensional and with enough of that something that I grew fond of them), and I now trust her to give me something good when in the mood for a nice, heartfelt read. I am aware she has a few books out, including the sequel to A Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and although I don’t think I will get to that, I definitely will try out some of her other stories.

I gave it 3 stars on Goodreads because although it was a good book within itself, it didn’t blow me away nor reel me up like others have done before thus, I couldn’t rate it too well. Still, if you’re up for a cute and hot story of the love between a flower shop lady and a coffee shop guy — all yours my dude, all yours.

– Vanessa

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