Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena live, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge....
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"At its best the trilogy channels the political passion of 1984, the memorable violence of A Clockwork Orange, the imaginative ambience of The Chronicles of Narnia and the detailed inventiveness of Harry Potter." (New York Times Book Review)
"Unfolding in Collins' engaging, intelligent prose and assembled into chapters that end with didn't-see-that-coming cliffhangers, this finale is every bit the pressure cooker of its forebears. [Mockingjay] is nearly as shocking, and certainly every bit as original and thought provoking, as The Hunger Games. Wow." (Los Angeles Times)
"Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire." (Entertainment Weekly)
With this last book in the hunger games trilogy, Suzanne Collins does not disappoint. The games is on for real, but this time outside the arena, and as in the previous two books it has dire consequences for the people involved.
There's been a lot of less than positive things said about this book but I think Suzanne Collins ended the series with a very strong book that presented a realistic picture of what would happen to Panam, Catniss and the others during and after the revolt. While there isn't the same level of action that there is in the first two books, Collins does a wonderful job of developing the characters of Catniss, Peta, Gayle and Hamish. Understanding them allows us to see her ending as fair and positive. Listen to it.
I was hoping for a great ending. Instead I got an half-assed effort of tying some plot holes. Suzanne Collins, your characters deserved better than this.
This has been a BIG yawn of a listen for me. I enjoyed the first two, but Mockingjay is a pretty boring story. The narrator (barely bearable on the previous books) is hard to take considering how poor the story is.
I couldn't wait for this book to come out after reading the first two in this series. This book left me rather disappointed. At one point I stopped listening because it just seemed "more of the same". The plot was disjointed, the characters had much less depth and the action scenes were just a bit over the top (and very video gamish).
The author seemed to just want this series finished....too bad because I think it had the potential for much better things.
I've had conflicting feelings about this entire series. There have been many points where I've found myself starting to cry but since I've been reading between calls at work, I couldn't let myself! "Mockingjay" especially has been absolutely heartbreaking. I'm kind of wondering if the author has any love or empathy for her characters at all. There were a lot of seemingly pointless deaths and cruelties throughout this story, so much so that I almost couldn't finish. Just when there is a tantalizing hope of happiness, it's snatched away by yet another death or twist.
If you've read "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" you have to read "Mockingjay" if for no other reason than to seek some kind of closure, but be prepared to be left...wanting.
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I loved so much the Hunger games and Catching fire that I just have huge expectations for this book, It is not bad, however, one may expect for Peeta and Katneess a better future. Like Peeta became kind of a leader or maybe a president. I do not know. It was not bad, but not good enough.
This is a horrible end to the series. I am a big fan the first book. It is in my top 5 books of all time, the second is still good, but this is not what I wanted. Even thinking it might not be as good I was still let down. Also it has a terrible ending I wish the book just ended 5 chapters earlier.
There are so many negative reviews for this book yet I enjoyed it. I'm not sure what everyone was expecting, but in all three books there are tragic moments, and heart wrenching scenes. So why did everyone think that this book was going to be any different. There had to be a resolution between the love triangle. The resolution was well executed, and the reasoning was sound. This girl goes through so much, and experiences so much death, did everyone really think that they would all go dancing off to pick flowers at the sunset? No, this was a good read, even if it was a sad one. The narrator does a great job as always. If your looking for a pick me up book, this is not a good choice. But if you are looking for a well wrought tale of heartache, love, and perseverance give the hunger game trilogy a try
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