Saturday, August 28, 2010

To Kill A Mockingjay

I just read Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Suzanne Collins, author of the renowned series, has requested no spoilers be leaked on to the web so i will simply make this a quick review and my feelings about it.

Mockingjay doesn't need much of a description. Everyone who is reading should have read the first two already and should know whats happening. But heres a quick review: Peeta's been kidnapped by the capitol and district 12 has been destroyed. And Katniss, Finnick, and the surviving few from 12 are on their way to district 13. 

I feel, there was just something missing to this book. i felt like i could put it down at any second and not really care unlike how the other books just sucked you in. 
i loved the beginning, it was slow but gale was there the whole time. I really liked that aspect. Gale was in Catching Fire and we got to really meet him but throughout this book i feel like we got to really grow to love him. 
I felt the whole book lacked that HUnger Games feeling. Not just that there isnt the arena but just something in general that was not typical HG material, a feeling. the whole ending was just a blur so confusing. Overall I liked the book, i really do. but if i have learned anything over the years its that most series ending books they never seem to lived up to your expectations. And despite knowing this, i seem to have done it again. 

1 comment:

  1. I still have to read this trilogy!

    I also see your countdown to Paranormalcy...have you read it yet? Kiersten did a wonderful job, if you ask me.

    Anyways, I'm a new follower :)

    Brad Jaeger