Swoonworthy Sundays #8

So I’m back with another Swoonworthy Sunday for all of you, and I decided that I would do Finnick this Sunday, completing what I am now going to refer to as the “trio of Hunger Games hotties”. I have to admit, that my inclusion of Finnick kind of has more to do with the film than the book, although I know he was hot in the book, I’m kind of a sucker for British actors! I did love Finnick in the book though, at first I found him a little irritating, but he grew on me (as some characters do) and I was so sad about what happened to him in Mockingjay (why Suzanne Collins, why?). I loved that he was shown to be so much more than just the pretty boy, and really became a true friend to Katniss.

The Gist of Finnick:

image1. He is tall, athletic, muscular, and has tanned skin, blonde hair and sea green eyes.

2. He is 24 years old.

3. He won the 65th Hunger Games when he was only 14.

4. He comes from district 4 and uses a trident as a weapon.

5. He had many lovers as a result of being prostituted after his Games and traded in secret.

6. He fell in love with, and later married and had a son with, Annie Cresta, a tribute he mentored from his district in the 70th Games.

7. He is easy going, and has a self effacing sense of humour. First appears very flirtatious when he meets Katniss, but reveals his true personality later on.

8. He is the youngest tribute ever to win The Hunger Games.

Finnick’s best quotes:

1. “Want a sugar cube?” -Mockingjay

2. “It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart” -Mockingjay

3. “Why……do you find this…..distracting?” -Mockingjay

4. “I drag myself out of nightmares each morning and find there’s no relief in waking” -Mockingjay

5. “Anyone paying attention could see how much you care about him” -Mockingjay

I chose Finnick this week,  not just because he’s attractive (that’s kind of a given!) but because he’s such a good friend to Katniss when she really needs one, and he’s far more than just the pretty boy, he’s loyal, trustworthy, has a pretty good sense of humour and can obviously kick butt in a fight. What more do you want?

I will be back next Sunday with another Swoonworthy Sunday post, I have someone planned for this one, but I’m not going to tell you, I’ll leave it a surprise! I will also have another Monday Recommendations post for you tomorrow, so check that out.

2 thoughts on “Swoonworthy Sundays #8

  1. SERIESous Book Reviews 08/06/2015 / 1:25 am

    Totally agree with you here about liking him more in the movies 😉 Finnick never really appealed to me in the books (when they originally cast him in the movies I really couldn’t remember his character–curse my awful memory!) BUT I love the character he becomes in movies!

  2. iloveheartlandx 08/06/2015 / 4:10 pm

    I didn’t mind him in the books, I quite liked him but I didn’t love him. Then I saw the movies and I was like, damn Finnick’s awesome! And I swear the fact that the actor who plays him is british is only like 50% of the reason I love him, the rest is all the character!

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