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)
I read the first two and really tried to give the audio version of the third a chance. However, the voice does not suit the character at all! Though hardened by her horrific experiences, she is supposed to be a teenager. There is no lilt or variety of expression in the narrator's voice. I found myself getting distracted from this captivating story because the audio presentation droned on.
A lot of reviews mention the ending. I liked the ending, it had a redeeming quality and the author's end notes were helpful, keep listening. I enjoyed book two best, but if you enjoyed the first two books it's well worth finishing the series.
Her voice of the lead character became tiresome by the end of the book. It reminded me of listening to a high school drama queen go on and on.
Great story with plenty of plot shifts.
Unfortunately, I really struggled to get through this book the first two I tore through but this one was a slow mover for me.
Most endings of well-loved series are sad, knowing that the characters and situations we've spent so long learning about and coming to love are at their journey's end. Mockingjay is no exception.
This series started out wonderfully, with The Hunger Games, quickly capturing attention and interest in this universe that Suzanne Collins has created. The next two books delve more deeply into the politics of the universe, straying further from the simple competitor's point of view to get a better view of the world as a whole. For people that enjoyed the first book for the games and the micro-politics that went on with them, the next two books would be a disappointment.
For people that left the first book wanting to see the ruling government get what's coming to them, the books only get better.
If you already have the first two books down, there's little point to reading this review. Finish off the series and enjoy it. If you're looking for a series to catch up on, this is one worth considering. But you probably want to read reviews for the other two books to see if this is the one for you.
Just a great great story for all ages. If you have not heard of this series, then you have been living under a rock.. So I don't have to tell you that it has won the hearts of millions. Don't judge this series by the movie, because the movie was just not so good. THIS SERIES IS SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!!
Yes! I have already told my family and friends that this series is a must read.
It is a simple story that allows you to become part of it. There are soooo many
We did not like the end of the trilogy though.... there was so much detail in the life of the people in the book. it was like the end was rushed, some pieces did not come together nicely or make a lot of sense.
I had no clue what was going on half the time. It doesn't seem like the author did either. I don't know if the author was rushed to make a product in light of the popularity of the first book, or if she just used up all her good mojo too quick, but from the middle of the 2nd book to the end of this one, everything was a complete mess.
The main character has epiphany after epiphany, and each time she seemed to emerge with a solid decision, and I eagerly read on, hoping the story would finally progress. But each time, Katniss regressed without much reason and eventually devolved as an intriguing character. She, like many others in the book, start behaving irrationally from what we know of them, and the plot was all over the place, if present at all. The ending was a cop-out and didn't bother explaining itself.
Huge disappointment. The first book should have been left alone as a stand alone. It was so much more powerful that way.
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