If you read the first 2 books, you are hooked, and you need to know how the story ends. But this book is really a let down. Most of the action takes place "off screen" while Katniss spends most of her time in various buildings. Huge events take place, in Panam, and they are briefly reported to Katniss and to the reader. She is not there, and neither are we. It's as if the author just wanted to take some time off. If you are looking for some kind of satisfaction, you won't get it.
Because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it, I'll just say the part when the mockingjay shocks everyone.
No particular favorite.
No, just in this series
I would have loved to listen all in one sitting.
yes this is one of the best books that i have listened too. Wish there was a fourth and so on.
she brings the charactors to life
yes it was
sure, it was a very entertaining story, and whenever i have time i will listen to the 3 books again
i liked that katniss (or however it was spelled... remember... audiobook) killed the other lady instead of snow (sorry, i don't remember the names right now)
only the hunger game series
don't remember very well specifically from this book, i heard them one after another, so I would have to say the epilogue :) i loved the bittersweet ending
This is not a happy book. It's a war story. The ending is very realistic and ultimately very satisfying. Made me say a prayer for all the families in the war zones. I hope they will also have the chance for peace.
The first book in the trilogy was great. The second dragged a bit but necessary. This one WOW! It is full of action from the bloody arena in the previous books to a war-zone in this last book. Collins gives us the complexities of human nature, and shows that not everything is black and white. The good guys can make terrible choices and not all the bad guys are completely heartless.
The Mockingjay was a shocker during one of the scenes close to the end. It was dark and probably realistic. It didn’t sugarcoat the effects of combat and killing on the human psyche. There were terrible consequences to what Katniss and the other characters went through.
Collins dives straight in to the realities of rebellion and war. At times it was hard to read. Sometimes in war it was difficult knowing which side you are fighting for and what role media propaganda is playing
The characters are vivid and you grow to know and love them. It is difficult to see them make bad decisions, have bad things happen to them, or have them grow apart. But these are facts of life. Mockingjay is both heartbreaking and terrifying.
It is not a fairy tale story by any stretch of the imagination and yet the last few pages were wrapped up in a pretty little bow. That was the only detractor.
The Hunger Games trigoly is a frightening glimpse into what we could become.
The last 25% of the book felt like the equivalent of the zombie apocalypse. I'm not sure why the author took this very strange turn with her series.
I didn't enjoy this book. Almost feel aspleep during some parts of the book.
I write, I read, I cook, I watch movies...I'm a big kid.
Cliffhangers make me angry and excited all at ounce. In this follow up to the Hunger Games, Collins once again delivers the unexpected. This story made me happy, sad, angry, and hopeful so many different times. I appreciate so much more of my life now. Fiction is scary because it's always rooted in some level of fact or predition and Mockingjay makes me wonder.
I was a little disappointed the book started out so slow, considering how captivating the second book was from beginning to end. But I LOVED it! It had some wonderful twists and ended perfectly! Can't wait to listen to the series again!! :-)