Thursday, September 2, 2010


Review: Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
Release Date: August 24, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 400
Rating: ★★★★
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.


   Even though this book wasn't the best one to many people, it was my favourite. I absolutely loved it. I think that Suzanne Collins did a wonderful job finishing the series up, although the ending could have been edited a time or ten. I read many reviews on this one before I started reading it and they all didn't like it too much, saying that it had a much different "feel and tone" than the first two books. While this is true, I think that's why I liked it better. 

   To tell the truth, I wasn't all that wowed by The Hunger Games (first book) because many reviews were stating that it would be the best book in the world! Well, no. I didn't think that...I didn't think that about Catching Fire either. Well, as I was saying, I read the reviews that this book disappointed many people so I went into it with not-so-high expectations.

   Do you know what happens when you go into a book with low expectations? ....You end up loving the book! I seriously loved Mockingjay, I loved Gale so much more in this book...but he didn't seem like the same person that he was in the first two, in some way. Peeta officially got to me in this book too! :)

   But, there were also some things off about this book. I didn't feel a connection to many of the secondary characters that I was supposed to love, but I did enjoy Finnick. Also, Collins wasn't very successful in establishing relationships between Katniss and her two love interests. It was more like the two boys liked Katniss and she didn't like either of them. She would kiss someone and it would literally say "I kissed him on the lips"...Uh, that's great Katniss honey, but how did you feel when you kissed him? How did he react? How did you react on the inside? None of that was expressed in the novel and I seriously think that is one thing that prevented me from caring too much about their relationships. I found myself saying "those boys could do better than Katniss" and I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to think that.

   Also, the ending made me flip through the novel, thinking I missed something. (You'll see what I mean when you read it). I must admit though, Katniss can kick serious butt!

   I definitely recommend this novel, to everyone who liked the series or maybe even those who didn't. Who knows? Just pick up a copy and start reading, lovelies :)

Xoxo, until next time.

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