Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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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