Wednesday 13 May 2015

Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she's still not safe. A revolution is unfolding, and everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans - everyone except Katniss.

And yet she must play the most vital part in the final battle. Katniss must become their Mockingjay - the symbol of rebellion - no matter what the personal cost.

Review: I complete dived into this book after finishing catching fire because I was completely driven by the cliffhanger ending of catching fire and I have to say I was a little diaspointed with this bo overall. I found it much more difficult to get through than the previous two books and when I had finished it, I really didn't find it memorable at all. 

In terms of the characters and the way that they develope over this trilogy,no felt that with Katniss, it was a bit like one step forward and two steps back for her. She didn't seem to want to be the symbol for the revolution, when she had been so keen to be seen as unique and strong in the hunger games so far. I couldn't seem to work out what, or who she wanted throughout the course of the book and she seemed to have become hardened to any killing or suffering around her which I really didn't think suited her character at all, overall it seemed to be a departure in terms of characteristics for her. I absolutely hated Peeta in this novel as well, gone was the guy I was rooting for in the previous two books and I actually found myself switching off when mention of him came around. 

As I say, I really didn't find this book memorable and I honestly couldn't tell you the story arc of this novel at all, it seemed to peak in different parts and not really have a massively conclusive ending, which I don't really appreciate. Whilst I know that not everything needs to be tied up with a neat little bow, I like to feel a sense of closure whe I finish a book and with this series, I really didn't feel that. I'm going to try and watch the films and see if I get another perspective on this series but I was disappointed by the ending overall. If it wasn't for the massive cliffhanger at the end of Catching Fire, I could have happily stopped there but that book definitely leaves you wanting more, unlike this final book-not for me unfortunately! 

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