Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Title: Mockingjay
Author: Suzanne Collins

Series: Hunger Games #3
Release Date: December 2011
Publisher: Scholastic 

Goodreads Summary

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.

 I’m broken. Seriously Suzanne Collins has broken me with her beautiful writing and her amazing story telling abilities. The whole world that she created within the three books is amazing. I cannot even form words to explain just how much I love this book. This last book is by far my favourite! I was numb at the very end.  

I’m used to characters dying from the very first chapter in the first book. So I never got close to most of the characters apart from the ones that I thought Suzanne can’t kill, I was so wrong. So very wrong. Like why. Don’t give me some hope and then take it away from me L

I don’t like books with a ton of action mostly because a lot of authors screw up the simpleness of  describing exactly what’s going on and over write it which sucks a lot because it confuses a lot of readers (mostly me) but the hunger games was written and described beautifully. I could picture myself looking over Katniss’s shoulder seeing exactly what she was seeing and knowing exactly where was happening and I was so happy that the writing was simple and not over thought.

The love triangle was quite annoying. Only because I’m team Peeta forever but at the same time Gale is just so yum and so great and bless him why does he have to be rejected?! This is the problem with love triangles being used in books. I hate the fact that one guy who seems as perfect as the other has to be by himself or gets heart broken, it’s just not fair! I wish Gale stayed the best friend and Katniss and him never got closer than that.

The whole rebellion was brilliant. I loved every part of it. Okay not every part… But I was still on my tiptoes about what was to happen next. The entire time from starting the first book I was on tiptoes worrying about what would happen next! It broke my heart when Peeta was finally rescued and everything was meant to be okay but he was brainwashed. Katniss pretty much admitted to herself that she had feelings for him and this could have been their beginning but instead she finds that every memory that Peeta has of them has been turned bad. He thinks of her as the bad guy, as the Capitols mutt, as the person that’s responsible for every death. Not only that he tries to kill her. I could not believe it. I was shattered. I felt so bad for Katniss! Not only was she feeling guilty of all the events that have happened and all the lives that have been lost, and there Peeta was the guy who was meant to be in love with her. Meant to be the nicest person, the person that made her feel better after a nightmare trying to kill her and blaming her for everything that has happened. As much as I hated this part, it was done amazingly. The whole journey of trying to restore the memories damaged by Snow was astonishing.

Compared to the first two books the beginning was somewhat slow. I guess the missing presence of Peeta and district 12 was making everything seem slow. However the ending! Oh my. I’m still not over everything that has happened. I just can’t deal with everything that’s happened.  

I’m rumbling so much and I’m sorry but seriously my brain just can’t cope… I cannot wait for the rest of the movies to come out and see exactly how it was done!


  1. This is my favorite book in the series. I know that lot of readers didn't like ending that much, but I think it was perfect. And I didn't have feeling like this was a love story - there are some elements, but that is basically just one small motif, more like something that author used like a way to tell us about inner battle Kattniss had to endure - two different paths to pick and every boy symbolized one of those.

    Great review.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  2. This is my favorite too. And I still feel bad for Gale. Although the ending was amazing! :D
    Thanks for stopping by hun


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