Saturated Reads: Peeta Mellark

Saturated Reads

A few months ago, I posted about how I wish more authors wrote using color in their descriptions, since I attach emotions and even characters to color. After some discussion on the comment threads, particularly with Kelley @ Oh! The Books, I was pointed to something called synesthesia, and I have a type that connects emotions with colors. Every Wednesday, I’ll pick a book or character, and show a palette of the colors I see or associate with the book/character. Basically, imagine the saying, “I feel blue,” but applied to the entire color spectrum. Hopefully that makes sense!

This week’s Saturated Read is… *drumroll please* Peeta Mellark from The Hunger Games.

What colors do I associate with the character?

Peeta Mellark

These were Peeta’s colors even before I finished Mockingjay and Katniss calls him her dandelion boy. But I’m so glad that Collins did that, because the way she described Peeta is so spot on to his colors! Peeta is a field of sunflowers on a breezy summer day – warm and earthy and gentle and safe.

Does the actor match my colors?

Lemme just say it right now: Josh Hutcherson IS Peeta. He’s captured the nuances and personality of the character so well that the two are irreversibly intertwined from here on out. Also: that quote is one of my favorites that he’s ever said.

What do you think of the colors?

If you have any books (or even characters!) that you want to see Saturated, leave a comment below! Check out my GoodReads shelf to see what I’ve read. 

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Saturated Reads: The Winner’s Curse

Saturated Reads

A few months ago, I posted about how I wish more authors wrote using color in their descriptions, since I attach emotions and even characters to color. After some discussion on the comment threads, particularly with Kelley @ Oh! The Books, I was pointed to something called synesthesia, and I have a type that connects emotions with colors. Every Wednesday, I’ll pick a book or character, and show a palette of the colors I see or associate with the book/character. Basically, imagine the saying, “I feel blue,” but applied to the entire color spectrum. Hopefully that makes sense!

This week’s Saturated Read is… *drumroll please* The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski.

What colors do I associate with the book?

The Winner's Curse

I’m not sure I really pinpointed the exact colors that I had intended here, but this was the best I could do. Stupid hex picker! This is actually another one that I can’t really understand why they showed up – but they just did. I really thought I could explain why, but

Does the cover match my colors?

Well, I got the pink! Despite the fact that my colors don’t really fit in with the cover, I still think it’s perfect for the entire story. Zero qualms about the whole thing, even the puffy dress! Oh hey look she’s holding a dagger – never saw that before. So, yes, keep the cover = final verdict.

What do you think of the colors?

If you have any books (or even characters!) that you want to see Saturated, leave a comment below! Check out my GoodReads shelf to see what I’ve read. 

Saturated Reads: Faking Normal

Saturated Reads

A few months ago, I posted about how I wish more authors wrote using color in their descriptions, since I attach emotions and even characters to color. After some discussion on the comment threads, particularly with Kelley @ Oh! The Books, I was pointed to something called synesthesia, and I have a type that connects emotions with colors. Every Wednesday, I’ll pick a book or character, and show a palette of the colors I see or associate with the book/character. Basically, imagine the saying, “I feel blue,” but applied to the entire color spectrum. Hopefully that makes sense!

This week’s Saturated Read is… *drumroll please* Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

What colors do I associate with the book?

Faking Normal

Faking Normal 2

To put it in a word: Autumn. It feels like Fall – kind of in hibernation, but still vivid and full of life. I feel like it sums up Alexi’s journey throughout the book – she’s dark browns and dying leaves at first, but then she starts embracing some of her color and wakes up and starts to heal into something brighter.

Does the cover match my colors?

YES OH MY GOD IT’S PERFECT ❤ There’s even some red in her hair. But yesssss it’s just flawless. A+ design!

What do you think of the colors?

If you have any books (or even characters!) that you want to see Saturated, leave a comment below! Check out my GoodReads shelf to see what I’ve read. 

Saturated Reads: Kavinsky and Ronan of The Dream Thieves

Saturated Reads

A few months ago, I posted about how I wish more authors wrote using color in their descriptions, since I attach emotions and even characters to color. After some discussion on the comment threads, particularly with Kelley @ Oh! The Books, I was pointed to something called synesthesia, and I have a type that connects emotions with colors. Every Wednesday, I’ll pick a book or character, and show a palette of the colors I see or associate with the book/character. Basically, imagine the saying, “I feel blue,” but applied to the entire color spectrum. Hopefully that makes sense!

This week, we’re switching it up on The Saturated Reads! Instead of an entire book, I’ve chosen two characters for this week, both originating from… The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – Joseph Kavinsky and Ronan Lynch.

What colors do I associate with the book?

Kavinsky and RonanWhat I found interesting about these two characters is that they share the gray. Kavinsky to me is acid green and ash, and Ronan is a pure white and ash. Maybe it’s the color pills that Kavinsky pops in the book influencing me, but acid fits him perfectly. It’s bright, volatile, in-your-face, and possibly dangerous. I see Ronan, despite his dark attitude and humor, and all the moodiness and general grumbling, as a bright white. There’s infinite possibilities and potential for him, depending on how he uses his ability and what choices he makes.

Now the ash… I don’t know where that came from. I don’t know what it means, or really why I see it for both of them. All I know is, it’s there. Anyone want to go full psychologist on me and pose your theories – go for it!

Does the cover match my colors?

In this case, the cover sort of matches. I’m taking that as Ronan on the cover (hullo – the ravens plus the shaved head = Ronan), and while it is more of a blue toned darkness rather than a grey toned like the ashy color in my palette, I think it still fits very well. Plus, the white! So while the cover may not match Ronan specifically, I think the cover is perfect for the tone of the entire book, since there are five MCs after all.

I don’t really care if the cover matches Kavinsky or not, because 1) I’d like to smack him, and 2) he’s a secondary character anyway. I just thought it was a characterization well done on Stiefvater’s part that I experienced the colors so vividly.

What do you think of the colors?

If you have any books (or even characters!) that you want to see Saturated, leave a comment below! Check out my GoodReads shelf to see what I’ve read.