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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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really liked it

The third book of such a good trilogy has a lot to live up to and sadly, this does not equal the first two. It's still very good, but the standard was so high in book one it would have been difficult to hit that level repeatedly. This book starts by trying to cover too much ground of what has gone before it. That might be useful if a reader picks this up as a first book, but it is not written in a gripping style and if you have read the other two will prove frustrating.
As the book moves on, much too much time is spent in the mundane life of District 13 and there is not enough action to sustain that. Then when the action does occur in the Capital it is gruesome and to some extent too drawn out. Towards the end there is what feels like an anti-climax until a twist takes you to a new ending, which is satisfying without being spectacular.
I'm looking forward to reading more work from this author.
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July 22, 2015 – Shelved
July 22, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
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July 29, 2015 – Finished Reading

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