Sunday, November 14, 2010

Book Review - "Mockingjay" by Suzanne Collins


Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.


The eagerly anticipated #3 book in the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay, was good...just not as good as the first two books. Don't worry, I won't be giving away any spoilers for this much read and loved series. I will say that the story is much more war and political then the first two books, which focused more on the 'games.'

The author kept the 3 main characters away from each other a lot in this book it seemed to me, which I understood, but it made the story go in to lulls sometimes. I loved the contrast in character Katniss expressed in herself as she interacts with Peeta and Gale. She is so much harder in character with Gale, but much more softer with Peeta. I will tell you that the 'who does she choose' gets answered by the end of the book!!

I have mixed feelings much as I love the series, the ending wasn't quite what I was hoping (wanting?)!!! I don't want you to think I didn't like the book because I did...I guess I was wanting something more.

I look forward to seeing how the movie version of "Hunger Games" is made. The subject matter of the games is going to be hard to convey on screen with all the 'killings.' We shall see!!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said...

I'm just sad it's all over already :( But at least we have a movie to look forward to! I can't wait to see how it's made as well.

bermudaonion said...

I haven't started the series yet, but my husband has read the whole thing and he basically said the same thing you did.

ImageNations said...

Now you are making me interested. Haven't read any in the trilogy and now you want me to start. Thanks for waking this interest.

Barb said...

Hi There!
Thanks for this review! I work in my daughter's high school library and this book arrived yesterday. I like to find out about the YA books so that I can answer questions :) I'm your newest follower! Thanks for sharing!