Friday, February 22, 2013

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3)

"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."

Plot: Personally, I felt that Mockingjay lacked the shock and awe that the previous two books did. Everything seemed predictable to me and overall frustrated me.

Characters: FINALLY Gale steps up the plate and becomes a character, but still he lacks enough depth for me to have feelings for him. I cannot even comment on Peeta. Cause really WHY?! Take the one thing I love about this series and change it. UGH.

Final Thoughts: Personally, I was really disappointed with the series. I was iffy about book one, book two made me obsessed and book three made me think it was a fluke. The book was all gore and no real context. I didn't even feel like the ending was right. It was almost like Collins gave up and just gave us all the ending we wanted, without really taking us from A to B. Yes, there were some clever moments, but overall I wasn't impressed. Too Predictable and Infuriating.

1 comment:

  1. I felt the same way about the series. I LOVED the first book, the second was still good, then the third just left me struggling to finish it.

    I noticed you haven't read a lot of dystopian novels but can I suggest Divergent? I read it a few months ago and went CRAZY about it! It's the best book I've read in a really long time. I just couldn't put it down!

    Anyways, that's all :)