|Reviews for The 226th Hunger Games: Escape|
| khalessiofwriting13 chapter 60 . 4/19
Seriously the best SYOT style story I have ever read. I can't believe how attached I became to all of the characters, it killed me every time one of them died! So glad that Charlotte won!
At first I thought nothing of her, a possible bloodbath tribute...but after teaming up with Adam and then working with her mutt Cami she really grown into her own!
Absolutely cannot wait to read your next instalment!
| X-Bomb chapter 60 . 2/14
I just finished reading this story and .God. I loved this story sooooooo much. Even the rebellion part which I usually think is boring in a lot of SYOTS. Iam sorry for not reviewing while I read the story but I was afraid to spoil or receive a spoiler for this story. Iam so exited to read the next story and I hope you continue to write so awesomely.
| sereneskydragonslayer chapter 60 . 12/11/2015
Omg such a great story. I even wrote a 3 paged rant after reading which I'm not gonna post cause it'll take a lot of space ._. So here are my thoughts consolidated
Okay so I had a favourite 5 group consisting of stark, Leith, Admyer, hawk and Devon and every single time one of them died...I think I lost more of my soul...
Charlotte is kind so I guess I can accept her win but I CRY FOR THE OTHER CHARACTERS! TT_TT Jordana was so heroic and I even started admiring Asita too
Just tears and sadness
At this point, I even hope they are brought back in your 227th games as mutts or something just cause I want to read about all the characters so much :O really liked them all but of course mixed feelings goes out to Lucian because he kinda scares me :')
What I loved the most about the story is the sheer detail and design you put into writing. The labyrinth idea is really amazing and creative. Then the tension and development was so well written that I truly understood all the characters
Well I'm off to reading the prequels and the sequel!
| Haru chapter 60 . 11/8/2015
| Haru chapter 53 . 11/2/2015
Aw. I loved Hawk.
| Mako chapter 44 . 11/1/2015
Valhalla is so devilishly polite in her speech. It's perfect.
| Haru chapter 42 . 10/31/2015
Ace - I didn't really feel much for her.
Lucian - I'm a little bit sad he's dead, I somewhat enjoyed the morbid romance between Cami and him.
Jordana - Nuuuuuu.
| Haru chapter 39 . 10/31/2015
Wut wut wut wut wut
I sorta expected Lucian x Cami
I need sleep
| Alphabetta chapter 60 . 8/21/2015
(Hello its me!)
Lorie: I love/hate her. Things haven't been easy for her, and if she's still there is because he's strong. But she's so jealous of people that have gone through less than her. I don't like the way she sees others. It's not good to be so resentful. Charlotte has suffered a lot aswell she's no one to say such things. She's being so patronizing and horrible, agh. It's awful what they did to her, I wonder if she blames Ophelia for it, she hasn't said anything. I would say well, at least she's alive, but I don't know if I'd like to live under those conditions.
Ethan: What charlotte said about the ocean was so beautiful... you know I never warmed up for these two, but still, those were very nice words, and I liked what Ethan said about knowing she really means it. He hardly knows her and he has a great intuition for noticing that. Also I loved Alice, she sounds so cute and sweet, they both make a great couple. I was so saddened to hear that Ophelia passed away, I think none of this would have been possible without her, or at least it would have been more difficult. It shocked me that they executed publicly one of Asita's brothers! Glad she wasn't alive to hear it, she did a lot for those kids, she showed her soul to all Panem in the games, and they still love her for what she did, they dont think it was gross or immoral and she earned everyone's respect by being so brave. And in canon 8 is one of the most rebellius districts.
Rouge: I definitely have to read Rouge's story. I catch glimpses of it here and there but I don't know exactly what happened with her and her father. She didn't look like a family girl, but I am glad something changed in her. Maybe it was the baby? Idk. Still hates his father but at least her and Polish are in better terms now. I like to see them interact. It was a cozy POV, the first part at least, no big dramas, just a grandmother, and her daughter, and her granddaughter. The second part was cool! The old blazing Rouge Lockett is still there somewhere, dormant. And it awakes to save a girl from her horrible father. Oh and Zavij cameo was a bis surprise! Hope to hear about him again soon.
Charlotte: Well this was sad. What an amazing POV to end this story with. Was Adam's family really like that? I can't remember now, I read his reaping long ago, but that cheerful and flirty guy was living with a family that didn't seem to love him? If so, I am so glad he found Charlotte, and I am glad he had someone who truly cared about him, someone that will never forget him. What she said about the worst night of her life was discouraging. :( It must be claustrophobic to be in a situation like that. Then, the part on the capitol was scary. Raven announcing the new twist. And the Capitol fell silent. I am glad they did, they have more common sense than I thought. Although I can picture some capitolites loving this twist, even those with kids on their reaping age. The Capitol has finally its chance to have their own victor and all that, some people there are fans of the games and it would even be an honor to send their kids to them. But inside the party there's only rich and famous people, they know where is the limit.
Sooo... I DID IT! I reviewed every single chapter in this story! And I predicted to finish before the reapings ended, which I managed to do so yay to me! :D It's been an amazing story. I loved it and I recommend it to everyone that wants to enjoy a good edition of Hunger Games. Thank you for it. Hope you're doing fine. I haven't heard from you in a while. Take care and hope to see you around really soon! xxx
| Alphabetta chapter 59 . 6/1/2015
And finally Charlotte is announced as winner! :D Congratulations to her, really. I won't say she deserves it. She does of course, but also did all the others no matter their circumstances, no one deserves to die in the games.
She's coping up with it as I expected, a lot of tributes embrace death when it's about to come for them. Even if the moment before they were trying to fight against it with all their might. Charlotte did aswell but she lived. She has better and worse moments. Sometimes she wants to change, she wants to fight was she has become, other she just lets herself be controlled by her emotions. It's completely normal to be unstable after winning the games and witnessing what she witnessed.
One of my fav moments was when she grabbed the apple and says it's tasteless after she's bitten it. It makes me so sad to see the girl that enjoyed those small pleasures has changed so much. At least Ash is there with her, and although it will never be the same again she can start over, even if sometimes is unbearable.
Also, I loved the conversation with her dad and I loved to hear how he feels about the whole situation.
And... RIOTS! Panem is going to be turned upside down... again!.
Very moving those words that you dedicated to each one of the runner up tributes. I agree about Ruth, she was unpredictable and wild, she was a girl with very strong convictions and although sometimes she didn't make sense I loved her. I think at this point we'll never find out who killed her sister... but that doesn't seem to matter to her anymore because she was able to forgive everyone and I think it's what makes her point and her forgiveness stronger. And I like it like that. Of course if you decide to reveal it in the future I'll love to know, do whatever is the best for the story. But at the moment, if Ruth decided to forgive her sister killer even without knowing what actually happened, it makes it a very good ending for her.
Adymer was an amazing character, very realistic and credible, I enjoyed every single one of his POVs it was a pleasure to know what was going on in his mind, because most of the time he was very perceptive and could notice things others didn't, he wanted to win and hesitated to do bad things in order to survive, but he was completely aware that he had to do them. His best moment, when he finally left Winnie go. :(
Cami, I was conflicted about her at first, but I liked her dominant trait and her cunning. I disliked her sadism but she had a nice development after beheading Adam. If she won, it would have been completely ok because sometimes cruel people win the games and noble people die. Sometimes people that "don't deserve it" win, and people that "deserve" it die.
| Alphabetta chapter 58 . 5/26/2015
Muffy: Traya's story was great. Is she still alive? I'd like to hear from her if so. I don't think she'd join the revolution though she sounds so self-preserving. She almost died once, she's not going to risk it again, if she's alive of course. The explanation about what they do when all of the tributes left are badly injured is interesting. I always wondered myself... what if we are in the final and there's a double KO? Maybe Traya really died in the Arena and was revived as a mutt. Mutt technology seems to have advanced a lot since Katniss days. Ruby is the proof of it. Idk something about the story seems suspicious now that you think about it.
Rouge: I enjoyed this conversation. Two career victors talking about what the games mean. Rouge is realistic and down to earth and I love her for that. When she thinks she doesn't involve her feelings in the thought and when she does she is able to tell the difference between a biased opinion and an objective one. The difference between the three tributes is clear and still, wanting to win doesn't make you morally wrong, being ready to kill if necessary doesn't make you unworthy of victory, but Cami has caused people unnecessary suffering just for the sake of entertainment. She beheaded Adam and threw his head to Charlotte's lap. And still even when they volunteered to the games they came to the realisation that it wasn't a good choice, but the circumstances make you think it is, the district mentality makes you think it's a good idea and then when you are in you realize what you put yourself through. Still, Rouge doesn't want to join and she has very good reasons. It's selfish but who can judge her?
Ethan: Alicia is so sweet... this POV was cute, Ethan cares a lot about her. I liked to see a victor in a moment of his day-to-day life after his tributes are gone, funny how they went to the Arena to kill and now they're baking cookies. Everyone risked something by collaborating in the plan, and now he's scared, still Alicia doesn't seem to think she's in danger, or maybe she knows but doesn't want to mention it, she sounds like a smart woman. I am sure she knows.
| Alphabetta chapter 57 . 5/5/2015
Memory: Until now I never noticed how intelligent Memory is. She was able to deduct a good portion of what was going on just by herself. The plan is good, and Raven seems to be buying it. She reacted quickly to the last demands from Raven, and adjusted her plan to them. And Raven, she knows what to say to cause as much impact as possible. And she killed Ophelia... she has a black heart that president Raven. She was a brave woman and died for a cause she believed in. I hope her legacy lives. She has my respect ..
Ruth: "I'm killing you because I have to, not because I want to anymore". I think that was the peak of her character development. I loved the sentence. I disagree with Cami but she probably lost it in the end, she even admits she's gone nuts. Anyway, I don't agree with her because yes, you can choose to kill or not to kill, but choosing not to kill it's practically the same as choosing death. Odds can be in your favour, and you can win without killing, but that's not likely to happen so if you choose living, you must choose killing. You HAVE to kill. Ruth saw the end of the road. The other two might as well be dead, and there she stands in front of Cami. There's nowhere else to go, nowhere to hide. And there is where Ruth saw it clearly. The relative meaning of her life, of death itself and of killing and she forgives everyone and herself. Revengeful, bitter Ruth is forgiving. Even her sister's killer. It may not give her redemption, but it gives her inner peace and that's what matters.
Cami: Good fight. It was painful to see the outcome. Ruth's word were more accurate than she first intended. She believed herself a winner. She put all her effort in a fight and it never crossed her mind that the others could still be alive. You never give something like that for granted, not until you hear the sound of cannons. She's always been very careful, but also arrogant. And this mistake is not the result of being careless, is the result of being arrogant.
Adymer: Another fave that is practically doomed after this. Cami is impressive. She's bleeding, she's battered, injured and still fights. Even when Cami won his plan was brilliant, and it could've worked if Cami wasn't a true fighter. I don't even know where did she get the strenght to keep going.
Charlotte: And yea, Cami has one more oponent to fight against. She didn't make it this time but it was only expected, as Charlotte wasn't as worn out as her. It was a close one though and I liked her death. She refused to die again and again but she did in the end. Too many flanks open. I loved when Charlotte said she felt nothing, revenge doesn't fill you up. The Charlotte that got reaped is gone. GONE. Wiped out along Adam's head, and Hawk's remains and Cami's bleeding, battered, scorched, reduced to dust skull. Great final fight. Everyone bled, everyone earned their victory and whoever did in the end (I already know but if I didn't i'd be thinking this) they bloody well earned it.
| Alphabetta chapter 56 . 4/28/2015
Lorie: I was reading this, thinking how I love Lorie's snark and her arguments with Memory... and Ophelia's lovely speech and then I was like WTFFF did Ophelia just turn on them? And all that stuff about loving them as her own children and wanting them to be safe. Well things don't always look as they seem.
Adymer: Ayla was someone I would've liked to see develop further and I thought she had a lot of potential with all her pent up rage and contempt against the Capitol. I remember she was very high in my list and she climbed up during the Capitol chapters so it was nice to see her "alive" again because I love how blunt and rude she is. And that detail about the Gamemakers pusing them together made me think that probably Raven has started to control the games more, she used to not give an ass rat but now it suits her that the games end as soon as possible. I guess Lavender would have tried to make them last longer, even if that means Capitolites get bored or the program loses audience. The regrouping visual theme was creepy. There they are, the ones who made it to the final four and the ones who didn't. YES to Adymer talking about cute guys with Charlotte and YES to Adymer talking about shoes with Cami.
Cami: She has all the right of the world to be irritated, again, this may be how Lavender buys time while the plan works. If I was Cami though I wouldn't want to dance and eat I would like everything to end as soon as possible either because I die and nothing matters anymore or they do and I live. Now before they kill each other, they have to kill Ruby first. She's already made clear that rules might change, that there might not be a Victor if she doesn't want to. She must be really pissed off after what Cami said about her ceasing to exist.
Ruth: Yaaay! Determined-Ruth is back to do awesome things! She looked like an awesome and motivating leader in this one. That is teamwork! Ruby is so stubborn, what an attention seeking mutt, and Ruth killed her with a sword, I cant even express in words how awesome that mental image looks in my head. Wild untamed Seam girl against wild untamed mutt. And she used to be her favorite.
Charlotte: This was painful. Not because they didnt' have a reason to work together because it was obvious that was going to happen sooner or later. I love Charlotte and Adymer and yea... seeing them fight each other was painful. I'd say I love Adymer more. He's been in faves from the beginning he's awesome and as the story ended I hated the idea of only a tribute standing more than ever. It happens to me every time I read HG fanfiction maybe I am a masochist because I can't stop doing it. :P
| Alphabetta chapter 55 . 4/28/2015
Hi there! I have now finished reading this fanfic, I couldn't help myself. But I'll still comment every chapter because that's what I've been doing from the beginning and I would feel incomplete every time I remembered it.
Charlotte: I already said this but she has a scary mutt as an ally and she acts like a dog trainer training a very naughty one. That is cool, I mean her gift for animals that she has from being a D10 citizen applied to a mutt. And it works! But at the same time, the bond between them two is just a "you're my ticket out of here and I need you" kind of bond, and god knows what Cami is thinking. Maybe she (is Cami female?) is just programmed to obbey her and that is it. Does she have feelings at all?
Cami: Yes I agree, that is something Valhalla would do, maybe her ghost is still in the Arena causing mischief or her brain got transplanted into a cyborg. Anyway it was a very intense fight. You can tell the games are coming to an end. Deaths are not that easy anymore so it's normal that they don't kill each other that easily, so they gotta use attrition strategies, they're both injured just not to the point that it would cause them death. Not yet at least. RIP dragon Cami. I felt sad when I read this but it wouldn't have been fair that Charlotte wins because of dragon Cami. A temporary advantage is fine, but she has to fight harder for it, prove that she deserves that victory, because that's what the rest are doing, does it make sense?
Ruth: She changes a lot from one POV to another and I like every single of her new faces, even the ones that doesn't kinda make sense because I've learned through all the story that that's how basically Ruth is. She turned on Alexei once and felt nothing, now she turns on Leith and she mourns him. I love the "monster within" theme. I am glad Ruth didn't fall for it and after the self-pity she could think of the other victors and compose herself again.
Raven: So Lavender has started to cause mischief now. Raven is a calculating person, and making her nervous can make her act recklessly. But she's not stupid and Lavender kinda understimated her. But my favourite part was when she said it was a pity she was so tense. Of course she is a predator and knows that predators can smell fear. If she ever is going to feel she's the prey she has to keep that in mind. It's funny how we've seen that in the Arena in this very chapter. Cami trying to control her fear when Charlotte ambushed her. Raven is now in the same position.
| Alphabetta chapter 54 . 4/20/2015
Brianna: I am surprised how mature Brianna is to be Cami's little sister. I mean the Cami that left District 1, not the Cami we got now and has been forced to mature in a few days. Her father is acting exactly as Cami predicted. He doesn't love her as a daughter but as his creation. His home trained Career. And while Cami was hating on her, Brianna had her own problems, she had to put up with her bullying and her father not giving a tad about anything apart from Cami. It makes sense she ended up being the way she did.
Ahmet: Awww. Adymer is truly Ahmet's son. I could see that Adymer is the way he is now because of his family. Never seen the point of view of a family that has a kid in the games but I loved it, although it's upsetting to see how having a child in the Hunger Games, a child that got reaped is affecting the family. And even more upsetting to see how Ahmet is struggling to avoid the collapse and chaos it has created.
Jill: It was another example of that, but less focused in the effects suffered from having a child in the hunger games. I sensed regret and carpe diem, valuing things only when we lost them. Charlotte had a lovely family and I could see, like in Ahmet's POV how she ended up being the way she is just by looking at her mother. I am glad people from the district whose children died in past edition stick together and give each other reassurance.
Nathan: Nelly stole the spotlight here. I loved her anger and resentment. I also think her thoughts on Ruth are very accurate, well she seems to know her well, and I hope her plan works, whatever she has in mind. I don't know if in the future we get to know what actually happened to Ruth's sister. No one seems to have more information of who did it and I wonder if that point will be clear one day. Because I don't even know if Ruth's submitter added it to the tribute form or they just wrote that she died and no one saw it. Poor girl, I hope she gets the justice she deserves.