Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games)Title: Mockingjay 

Author: Suzanne Collins

Where I got it: Library

Why I read it: It's the third book in The Hunger Games series, and I kept hearing about how good it was so I wanted to find out for myself.

Rating: A

Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding. 

It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans -- except Katniss. 

The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay -- no matter what the personal cost. (Summary from Goodreads)

First let me say that I thought this book was WAY better than the first two!!!! I absolutely LOVED this book!! It was entertaining, enjoyable, and I found myself wanting to keep reading to find out what happens next. I found myself with my jaw dropping numerous times through out the book, and those are the type of books that I like to read.

I think that if the first two books were even remotely as good as the third (and final!) book, then I would have enjoyed it a lot more. Just from this book alone, I'd recommend the series to someone so they could see how well this book is. 

The reason I'm giving this book an A is because it was suspenseful, interesting, and jaw dropping. Plus, towards the end of the book, it had me in tears!!! 

The only thing that I didn't like about it was the ending. I felt like the ending could have been detailed a little bit more, and that the Epilogue could have been written better. But, that doesn't make the rest of the book bad!

I do recommend this series, solely based on this third book. It was amazing!!!

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Jen said...

I'm glad you enjoyed Mockingjay! I know the other two books in the trilogy weren't really what you were expecting. I agree about the epilogue. I wanted to know more and have more closure with some of the characters.

Stephany said...

Yes! More closure with the characters is/was definitely needed! I kinda feel like Suzanne was rushing the end. But, it was still a fantastic book. This book made me enjoy the series more than I did before. I was sad to see it end. Lol.

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