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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12.

The third book in the Hunger Games trilogy.  I was really looking forward to reading this to find out what happened in the war between The Capitol and The Rebels and ultimately what happens to Katniss Everdene.

I was quite disappointed in the whole book.  It started off well and was very descriptive but I started to worry when I was more than half way through the book and there was still such a lot of ongoing stories to conclude.  I was worried that there was just not enough time left in the book to do so effectively and I was right.  Everything just felt a bit rushed towards the end and most of the stories were concluded by just killing off the person in various manners.

There were many parts that I felt could have been cut out and other parts that needed to be expanded on.  A prime example of where an author has a brilliant idea for a story but gets lost in the story and doesn't quite know how to bring it all to an end,

I am glad that the ending wasn't the predictable, happy ever after ending that I felt it was going to be apart from one aspect of it. 

Obviously, you are going to read it if you have read the first two books but do it quickly rather than savouring the wait so that you get it over with and minimise your disappointment.

It should make for an interesting movie, though, and I will be interested to see how much, if any, of it they change.  3 out of 5.

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