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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
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really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult-fantasy
Read 2 times. Last read December 8, 2017 to December 15, 2017.

Katniss has to become the face of the revolution – the Mockingjay – if they are to be successful in overthrowing the Capitol. So, despite her reservations and the personal cost, she takes up her role in yet another Game not of her choosing.

It is intense. It is action packed. It is full of blood and gore. The mutts are even more terrifying. Those hunting her are even more adept at killing. The twists and turns of her relationships – especially with Peeta and Gale – get so convoluted it’s exhausting. All the characters I like get killed, just like before. It’s memorable. It’s the stuff of nightmares. And the twist before the actual ending is where the book should’ve ended – it is great fun when something exciting and unexpected happens so close to the end of the story.

The actual ending left me a little cold. Though it might look great in a film sequence, it didn’t work as the end of a novel. If the point was to end it with hope, it fell flat. If the point was to end it with misery, it should’ve ended with the plot twist mentioned before. Her feelings for the guy she ends up marrying is very blah. Was that the point of the novel – that after so much excitement in such a short amount of time leaves the rest of life very monotonous and blah? I expected more from the girl on fire.

It’s well written and only the ending is a regrettable choice. A great end to the trilogy.

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Reading Progress

Finished Reading
September 14, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
September 14, 2017 – Shelved
December 8, 2017 – Started Reading
December 15, 2017 – Shelved as: young-adult-fantasy
December 15, 2017 – Finished Reading

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