This book almost acted like The-Septimus-Heap-Encyclopedia. It explained a lot of Septimus Heap's world: (brief) history, (some) characters, and otherThis book almost acted like The-Septimus-Heap-Encyclopedia. It explained a lot of Septimus Heap's world: (brief) history, (some) characters, and other things. It also enrich the world of Septimus Heap. We could find some portions of Prince Jenna's private journal, Septimus Heap's homeworks, etc. I said "almost" because the "information" provided in this book has not yet complete or thorough, because they only describe the world of Septimus Heap up to the first four books.
Well, hopefully in the distant future, there will be the "true" Septimus Heap encyclopedia, either written by Sage or other writer (or a fan of this series, perhaps?).
Complete with illustration and full colored, this book will surely satisfied the fans of Septimus Heap....more
the 5th book of the series... and now i'm confused. some new informations on the last page of the book seems out of the track. but i guess i just havethe 5th book of the series... and now i'm confused. some new informations on the last page of the book seems out of the track. but i guess i just have to wait for the finale book to justify my calculation....more
**spoiler alert** Well, this is the first conclusion-book of duology/trilogy/tetralogy/pentalogy/hexalogy/heptalogy I ever rated 2 stars. Well, actual**spoiler alert** Well, this is the first conclusion-book of duology/trilogy/tetralogy/pentalogy/hexalogy/heptalogy I ever rated 2 stars. Well, actually I wanna rate it 2,5 stars, but since there's no such thing as that, well, 2 stars it it, then.
Well, well, what can I say? Mockingjay has a fine start (stating that District 12 is no longer and so on), but the progress and definitely the ending broke my heart in pieces. Here are 5 reasons why I rated the book 2 stars.
1. Katnis. Katniss in the first and second book are amazing. Katniss in the third book, up to 2/3 story progress, are also amazing. But in the later progress, her character development worries me. Okay, I know, she's still a teenage girl faced with immense powers. But she's the Mockingjay, for crying out loud. She could do better if only Suzanne Collins didn't start to get "lazy" in developing her character even more.
2. Finnick. I believe that most readers like Finnick like I do. He's somewhat an interesting character. But then, he died, as easy as that, not long after marrying Annie, the one he had die fighting for. I mean, he's a victor, with some new upgraded weapon. Come on... How could you, Suzanne Collins, cast him off just like that?
3. Gale. Katniss loves Gale, and never loves Peeta. The reason why Gale gave up on Katniss is too easy and shallow. Come on, Suzanne Collins, they love each other. If you already decide that they do not belong to each other, why didn't you just kill Gale? I would rather have Gale died on a mission to save Peeta that to accept that Gale let go off Katniss. If Gale died only to bring back Peeta, the reason why Katniss chose Peeta in the end would become stronger. But then Suzanne Collins decide to play games with her readers' emotion. Not good, Lady.
4. Peeta. Okay, Peeta is the main male character from the first two books. And then he was rescued in the third. That's good. But then he wanted to kill Katniss because he was "reprogrammed". That's also good. Then, he joined Katniss in her staged mission. That's also good. Then, he came out of nowhere in front of Katniss old house. That's fine. Then he married Katniss? That's not good, not good at all. I know that Peeta loves Katniss that much. But Katniss never loves her. Uniting the two for the ending are just... lame.
5. The last and very important reason: Primrose. Primrose is the main reason why Katniss become the main character/heroine of this trilogy. And even though we didn't see how big Katniss' love for her (and through all 3 books, we never really see how strong their relation is), Primrose is one of the two reasons Katniss would die fighting for, just like what Annie to Finnick means. Katniss never wanted Prim to die, and that's why she decided to take her place in the Hunger Games in the first place. So, why on earth did Suzzane Collins had on her mind when she decide to "kill" Prim? I mean, it's just... stupid... Oke, Katniss then killed Coin, and the guilt has been punished. But then what? It doesn't satisfy my hunger of revenge for killing Prim. Instead of Prim's death, I would prefer the ending where Katniss (and maybe all the victors and Gale) died but Prim and her mother alive and go on with their lives. You know what, the truth is, after reading the part of the book which Prim died, I actually want to throw this book into the fire. But then I thought, hey, maybe Prim is not really dead, and I'll see her in the end of the book. But I guess I'm just expecting too much from Ms. Suzanne Collins.
So they are... my five reasons. Agree or disagree, it's your choice. It's just too bad for ending the trilogy. ...more
A dark version of the future where an annual reality game show are meant to suppress any rebellion of the people. This is a story of Katniss, the heroA dark version of the future where an annual reality game show are meant to suppress any rebellion of the people. This is a story of Katniss, the heroine, a 16 years old girl who had the knowledge of survival, to survive The Hunger Games, a game with only one rule: to kill or to be killed.
Katniss is awesomely human, not like some super-skilled girl who can do most anything nor a weakling, cry-baby girl. Her emotional is normal, just like a 16 years-old girl who struggle to keep her family alive and well-fed. That what makes this book loveable....more