**spoiler alert** I'm going to try to do this with very little to no spoilers, I just hope I can. This was a very well written book - keeping right in**spoiler alert** I'm going to try to do this with very little to no spoilers, I just hope I can. This was a very well written book - keeping right in line with the first two. I bawled my eyes out on this one just like the other two. It was a heartbreaking book. Dark. I'm still unsure of my complete opinion on it. In some things I'm very disappointed. Gale changes, and I don't like the changes at all. Peeta is, well, not himself. Katniss has just lost her dang mind. I just kept getting more and more depressed as I read. I kept hoping for things to get better, but they really didn't unless you count a 2 page epilogue. Definitely not a book to read if you like a book well wrapped in a beautiful happily ever after.
But this book does not lie. It shows humans as we are. Some are good, some are horrible, some lose their minds for awhile, and sometimes when the wrong someone gets power it goes to their heads and they'll do whatever it takes to keep that power and amass more.
As we see in this book, often making a choice isn't choosing good over evil, but rather the lesser evil. And my heart breaks for this fictional character that can only do so much. She's just a figurehead, the 'Mockingjay" and no one special after all.
2/7/11 - I have just reread the entirer series, and I haven't changed my mind, but i think it deserves another star. I've come to realize the things that made me have issues with the book are what actually makes it so good....more
I read the first and second book of this series back to back. I wanted to quit reading it but I couldn't. Poor Katniss isn't catching a break at all iI read the first and second book of this series back to back. I wanted to quit reading it but I couldn't. Poor Katniss isn't catching a break at all in these books. I bet the government wishes they had never drew her sisters name out of that bowl. I'm not sure what she's doing from one moment to the next, and I think that's really great. I don't want to put spoilers in this review, or talk about the first book too much, so I'll only say I love this book, but I hate it too. It's terrible! I'm not a crier and this book had me crying more than once. I think its terrible what she is made to face, horrible what she has to go through, and the people she looses just make me bawl. It was so well written I felt like I was there in her head. As confused as she is, feeling just as helpless. Yet I'm me as well rooting for a revolution, and for her to wake up and realize her role, accept the sacrifices she'll have to make and the sacrifices everyone has made for her. I can't wait for the third book I'll be downloading it from amazon the minute its out. And if I can't get it there I will actually drive the forty miles to the closest bookstore to get it. After putting the book away, I find I'm reluctant to open another book. I feel its too soon to get lost in someone else's world; my mind is stuck with Katniss, and I'm thinking of her, not as though she's real, but as though she's part of a great story in another world, the turning point for a change and I have to wait to hear the rest.
It's rare a YA book has this kind of effect on me, as I'm in my mid-20's, and even more rare that I read a book that's not about vampires, werewolves or some other paranormal creature. And I'm glad I branched out, I'll have to check out more of these kinds of books. And that is something the author should be proud of - making those who don't typically read books like these branch out. It's a rare author who can accomplish that....more
**spoiler alert** I think this was my favorite Rogue Angel book of them all, and yes I've read them all. This one was all about American Indians (I'm**spoiler alert** I think this was my favorite Rogue Angel book of them all, and yes I've read them all. This one was all about American Indians (I'm 1/4 yeah I don't rate, but I love reading about them!) and bikers (which I know a lot of and grew up around three different clubs) Annja is again turning down a hot dude because of her secret and the life she leads and again ends the book alone - but worse watching the man of her dreams ride off into the sunset with another woman.
I just wish they would canonize the Rogue Angel books. Each book is a different author and some are really good and some are really hard to read. Each author has her character slightly different as well. In this one, she's cocky, confident, secretive, and I don't know. A great character this time. A great setting. A book I really enjoyed. Only two stars just because this is a series with no mention of previous adventures, no character advancement and no STORY advancement. She's always the same person in the same situation and the only way she wizens up is her ability with the sword and her ability in fighting. As a person she's slightly different book to book but never shows any real change. I suppose that's the idea of this type of book. However I don't like it too much. These books are all good to read alone, but definitely not back to back. You'd get bored....more