Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

“Warning: Reading this book causes emotional unrest. If mania arises report to the Capitol Infirmary. ”

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Title:Mockingjay (Book Three of The Hunger Games Series)
Author:Collins, Suzanne

Goodreads: 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.

I literally finished Mockingjay fifteen minutes ago. Normally I take time and reflect and think. There is a list of questions I ask myself before every review after I have slept on the ending for a night. I do not need any of this preparation to tell you that I loved Mockingjay.

Collins did not always do the popular thing in this book. Katniss has suffered through these pages in ways I will let you find out about on your own. There will be no spoilers here. Katniss suffered in ways I could never imagine. Even when the back of your mind was screaming at you that something was going to happen you can’t believe it until the finality of Collins words dashes your hope for a different turn.

This book is an emotional roller coaster of epic proportions. I laughed, I cried, I grieved and I know I will have trouble moving on. You will note that I didn’t review either of the previous books in the series. They had been reviewed a million times and I had nothing to add. I figured I would not review Mockingjay either but I had no choice.

Collins ended this series in ways I could not have seen coming. It was fantastical, diabolical, it toys with you the reader as a hook toys with a fish. It will leave you gasping for air, begging for more and knowing that this is the finality it will leave you with much to think about.

If you haven’t read this series, begin. You do not want to miss the conclusion of The Girl on Fire and all of her friends.

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9 Responses so far

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    Lovely review! I too loved this book :) Thanks for coming by my blog and reading my review!

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    Loved how this series ended. Collins is a fabulous storyteller and I’m definitely looking forward to what she has coming next. Whenver and whatever that is. I have to admit I wasn’t tremendously surprised with how the major plot points evolved. Didn’t diminish the story for me or take away from the story at all. All around goodness!

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    And here I am, the only person in the world who has not yet read this series. : ) I have them on my Christmas list though!

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    Mockingjay was utterly unbelieveable. I finished it a couple of hours ago and I’m still reeling. Collins is such an amazing writer, and I have to acknowledge her courage to write a story like this, and for her to end it like it did.

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    Am re-reading it … I was disturbed, put off and unsettled by the end of the book. Not sure I like it the best out of the series, but it was definitely worth the wait.

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    Loved this book and it’s complexity and how it left me at the end, I think it’s the best of the series and quite a contribution to the YA genre.

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    I know you’ve waffled a little bit since reading, but I just have to say I loved this book to pieces. In fact, it’s vying for my favorite along with the first book.

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    [...] on this novel — and definitely not those already covered extensively by far more intelligent, comprehensive and devoted fans of the series than yours [...]

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    I loved this specialy when she kill coin and had babbies my peeta.

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