Book 1 is great, two is good and then there's the mockingjay. Someone must have told the author to get the character more in touch with her feelings and turned an action series into a quivering indecisive mess. It's sad because I loved the first book and this series could have been so much more. In the end I was simply glad it was over and thats pretty sad.
It was as fascinating book. Addictive. Carolyn McCormick does a great job telling the story.
When Katniss and Peeta started to eat the berries.
I read mostly science fiction. My guilty pleasure is Star Trek although I do not listen to much since it is abridged.
a fullfilling end
Not sure what I would compare it too.
Katniss - I feel she had that character down very consistently.
There is little that disturbs or offends me. However, the shear darkness of this novel was tedious and tiresome. I found the first novel highly enjoyable and the second to be mildly interesting, but this was terrible. I kept expecting it to change until the very end, I waited in vain.
In the final chapter of the trilogy, the story takes on a slower pace than the reader may be used to. The climactic conclusion is fitting and true to the series. Epilogue ties things up nicely.
At times I was frustrated with the
Such a great culmination of a wonderful trilogy! Keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout.
Absolutely! So hard to turn it off when I had to head to work!
Definitely the best of the Hunger Games series!
I read and review Young Adult lit!
This might be the hardest review I’ve ever had to write…
I adored the Hunger Games (who didn’t?) and my second time through the series I far was more kind to Catching Fire, upping my overall rating from two stars to four. I initially punished it, unfairly, for not being more the same.
However, when I approached Book 2 as more of a spin-off then a direct sequel I could appreciate it more for what it was – not another Hunger Games but an interesting continuation of stories and characters set up in Book 1.
It’s only fair for me do the same for Mockingjay but I just can’t excuse what it did to a series with so much impact, power and potential.
I’m sorry, but I can’t get over my anger at the way Susan Collins tore down everything she built with the horrific events of Mockingjay.
Tragic is one thing when it’s earned as it can be poignant and powerful (think Rue) but sad just for the sake of it? Unforgivable.
Mockingjay works neither as a squeal or standalone. It is so horrific and devestating that I actually recommend people not even read Book 2, because the cliffhanger means you’ll be compelled to continue to Mockingjay.
I’ve read Mockingjay three times now and my anger and resentment only grows with each listening.
I believe I’ve been as objective as I can with a broken heart :(
This could be the best book of the three. Action packed, wonderful ending, and exciting action. I am curious how the movie will compare. Really great series!
The final book in the Hunger Games series brings the political tensions to a fever pitch before a final resolution of the many plot lines. I could not stop reading this series, and by the end I was bawling. What an artfully crafted story. At the end, a short interview with author Suzanne Collins provides insight into the genesis of the story idea and the themes throughout the novels. Narrator Carolyn McCormick does a great job with a profound trilogy.
Can't believe I made it to the third book. Started reading so that I could have something to talk about with coworkers. Each book gets more predictable and boring.