I have to say I didn't love this book. I loved The Hunger Games (5 Stars) immensely. I enjoyed Catching Fire (Still 5 stars) almost as much as The Hunger Games. Those two books built so much suspense that I don't honestly know if I could have ever been satisfied with the third book.
Absolutely everything I was looking forward to for such a long time came to a conclusion, and whether or not I liked those conclusions isn't the point. The point is that they all felt so rushed. Primarily the relationship between Katniss and the two guys. I'm not a sucker for romance normally, but I really wanted to know who she would choose. In a lot of other YA books they are usually fairly obvious, but with this series I had no idea what the outcome would be. Then it's all wrapped up in a matter of a few pages, and that's it.
Another thing she did that I didn't like was change the characters so much from the ones we grew to love in the first two books. I understand with the war and violence all around people are going to change, but I almost didn't like Katniss in this book at all. Over the course of the series I enjoyed Katniss' character development, but I did not enjoy how she was portrayed in Mockingjay. Or any of the other characters for that matter. Without giving away any spoilers I'm just going to say that I won't be able to reread The Hunger Games and have the same feelings for certain characters after what happened in Mockingjay. Basically, in short, she ruined some characters for me, but it was her story to tell her own way, so I fully support her outcomes.
I would give this book 3.5 stars, because the writing is still superb. Suzanne can probably write anything at the point and I would give it a try. She includes a lot of twists, shocking moments, and what I would say was a decent conclusion to the story, but it went so fast! This coming from a girl who writes in at least 75% of her reviews that she loves a fast paced book.
*sigh* maybe I just never wanted this series to end, so I would have been disappointed no matter what.