Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

To tell you the truth I felt extremely let down by Suzanne Collins in the last book of The Hunger Games, I was expecting an epic ending something to leave me thinking of forever, like the first book but when I read the last page all I felt was disappointment, Collins had so much potential to end Mockingjay with a bang and she didn't!

As many of you know I loved The Hunger Games; it was fast-paced, thrilling, suspenseful. Catching Fire wasn't as good but it was still enjoyable but it didn't let me down, I figured it was leading up to Mockingjay to make a mind-blowing, epic conclusion. 

I guess I am being unfair, I did set my expectations too high but I consider Collins as a brilliant writer and knows how to spin a story. Unfortunately she didn't demonstrate her talent in this book. Possibly the only thing that made this series so fantastic was the Hunger Games [SPOILER] but that ended at the end of the second book.

In this book I found the love triangle infuriating, Katniss toyed with Gale and Peeta's emotions and seemed to jump back and forth between the boys making me want to scream if you can't choose just give yourself some space and time, in the meantime don't go around kissing them both. Collins rushed important parts that infuriated me such as the deaths of main characters and the last battle. An annoying thing about Katniss in this book is that she is never in control, she barely stands up and fights anymore, which annoyed me. I have to say I am glad with the guy Katniss decides on in the end.

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 plains - 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.


  1. I really should read this again, because I can't seem to remember what happened... aaargh! oh no.


  2. Yes read it! Then tell me if I am too critical!