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I finished Catching Fire and went straight to the bookstore to pick up Mockingjay. And never has a book impacted me in the way this one did. As the third and final installment in the Hunger Games trilogy, this book came to a very satisfying ending but left me with a mess of nightmares. I slept pretty poorly for about three nights after coming to its conclusion. Has this ever happened to you and if so what book/comic caused such a visual reaction while slumbering? I was also really saddened afterward. Again, I hate when something good ends. It feels so final, but my imagination tells me that the characters continue on in the fictitious world where pages lie waiting to be filled. And the casting continues for The Hunger Games film which is exciting. For the role of Peeta, I was hoping for William Moseley from The Chronicles of Narnia who played Peter Pevensie, but alas I will have to settle for Josh Hutcherson from The Kids Are All Right. If you haven’t read the trilogy, pick it up at your local library or book shop and enjoy some dystopian futuristic battles, fierce totalitarian politics, and superior character relationships than Twilight ever offered.
Blue Estate: The Rachel Situation proved to be as interesting as the cover. I have a real problem with single issues though. They are never enough. I stopped buying single issues for a while and resorted to trade paperbacks that normally contain about six issues. So TP’s usually satisfy my needs nicely. I will say though, maybe it’s just BE considering my love for recent Image singles that leave me excited to purchase the next issue: Morning Glories, Green Wake and The Intrepids…I’m not biased I swear. Ok back to BE, it reminds me of those friends you have, the ones that follow TMZ and other celebrity gossip sites-I think they would enjoy this comic because it has lots of pulp maintaining a voyeuristic quality along with betrayal, drugs, secret lives and a hint of gaudiness. I am kind of in love with the colors and art. There is a pretty funny art mash-up that I am getting too much enjoyment from on the Blue Estate website. If you haven’t picked up this eye candy of a comic, here’s a little preview from Issue #1 and tell me, which Rachel do you prefer?