Wednesday, 7 December 2011

My Book Boyfriend: Finnick Odair


My Book Boyfriend is hosted by the lovely Missie at The Unread Reader. I've featured both Peeta and Gale from Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy in the past, but Finnick is actually one of my favourite characters from the series. I love his sense of humour and cocky bravado - especially because, deep down, he's actually really sensitive, caring and good. His tragic devotion to Annie, the woman he loves, is heartbreaking. He's supposed to be ridiculously good looking, and I pictured him as Robert Pattinson (I read the series at the tail end of my Robsession, OK?).

Swoon-Worthy Quotes

“Finnick?” I say, “Maybe some pants?” 
He looks down at his legs as if noticing his outfit for the first time. Then he whips off his hospital gown, leaving him in just his underwear. “Why? Do you find this” — he strikes a ridiculously provocative pose — “distracting?”

“Finnick!" Something between a shriek and a cry of joy. A lovely if somewhat bedraggled young woman--dark tangled hair, sea green eyes--runs toward us in nothing but a sheet. "Finnick!" And suddenly, it's as if there's no one in the world but these two, crashing through space to reach each other. They collide, enfold, lose their balance, and slam against a wall, where they stay. Clinging into one being. Indivisible.

So that’s who Finnick loves, I think. Not his string of fancy lovers in the Capitol. But a poor, mad girl back home.

"Want a sugar cube?"


  1. I have these books but haven't read them yet. I think Rob is so cute especially when having normal skin coloring (I'm not sniping at Twilight, but still think he looks better 'tis all). Oh I so need to get on this series!

  2. I think I'll have to start cracking on these Hunger Games since the movie is coming out. A lot seem so enamored with them. =)

  3. I kind of imagined Finnick looked like Pattinson too! He was one of my favorite characters, especially in Mockingjay!

  4. Oh I agree.... I love Finnick. :D

  5. OMG! Yes! I love Finnick. I completely lost it when he...

    Gah! I can't even say (type) the word without falling to pieces. His devotion to Annie was nothing short of beautiful.

  6. What a fascinating choice! You go girl!

  7. I was utterly and hopelessly in love with Finnick too.

  8. While I never imagined Rob as Finnick he does work really well.

    I fell in love with Finnick when him and Katniss got attacked by the JabberJays. I wanted to cry for him.

  9. I really liked Finnick, too. I didn't expect him to end up the way he did. . . :\ I pictured him as that tall pretty blonde guy from I Am Number Four, but Rob could do him justice, too. :)

  10. @Melissa - You need to read them! :D I agree, he looks pretty unattractive in the latest Twilight.

    @Elisa - They're really great books, and I think the movie will be brilliant.

    @Danielle - Oh yay! Thought I was the only one :)

    @Gracie - SUCH a great character.

    @Missie - Ugh, I don't want to think about it either. :(

    @Juju - Oh, thanks! Hehe :D

    @Jenny - Collins created some awesome characters.

    @Lisa - That was horrible. My heart broke for him.

    @April - You mean Alex Pettyfer? He could totally work, actually.

  11. Finnick is one of my favorites as well! He was just a unique character! Great choice!

    Here's mine:

  12. Oh! Finnick! I still want to cry whenever I think about him :( I always pictured him as Trevor Donovan myself, but hey, any Finnick is a good Finnick!!

  13. Now another reason to read The Hunger Games! (I know, I know, shame on me!)

  14. @Jennifer - Yes, I wish he was in more of the series!

    @Jesse - I just looked up Trevor Donovan, holy hotness!

    @Stephanie - You should read it! It's awesome!

  15. Omg yes! I was so in love with Finnick, that when that happened, I was inconsolable for days on end!

    I would never have put Robert as Finiick, but I can totally see it.! Awesome Belle, simply awesome. YAY Finnick!


  16. :( Oh Finnick.

    Love this post, Belle.

    He's definitely a favourite of mine.

  17. OH MAH GAWD!! FINNICK ODAIR. What is air? I am gonna go and hyperventilate.
    I kind of put a lid in what happened to him on the book, in my head he is still flirtatious and married *oh my creys* sobs

  18. Awww, he's so cute. I like the "mad woman" quote. Their story has to be rewritten </3.

  19. He's very cute. I found your blog because I am a book addict too :)

  20. No. No No No. *crosses arms* I forgive you Belle.

  21. CORN!!!!!!!!

    OH Finnick! Be still my heart!