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.
I never really thought I would love the series because I normally like more of the supernatural series, but I happened to see the preview of the 1st hunger games and read some of the reviews on here and thought why not take a chance. I will tell you in was not a waste of my time I was able to read all three books in under a week I could not go without knowing what was going to happen next!!! the only thing is I wish they would have gave more in the end of the book ....... when you read this you will know why!
there is another series called the Uglies series by Scott Westerfield that you most likely will feel the same about it has a bunch of twisted and turns but its more real then most science fiction books out there.....
I honestly could not think of just one spot that was my favorite all the books were heart stopping and I could not put them down
Love, Fantasy, Action, and Reality
The last book concluded the trilogy beautifully as Collins didn't sugar coat the ending. Collins made the whole story very real with the true color of war at its ugliest and how slowly the main characters are recovering from their devastating ordeals for the past two books.
I am new to audiobooks and I amazed at what an artform narrating a book can be. McCormick does a masterful job of making the listener believe that characters are actually speaking.
Satisfying ending to the series, believable transformations in the characters, whole are still tangibly endearing throughout their growth.