- Hardcover: 400 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press; 1st edition (August 24, 2010)
- ISBN-10: 0439023513
- Author: Suzanne Collins
- Cover art: I like it
- Over all rating: ***1/2 out of 5 stars
- Obtained: Gifted from my friend Lori.
MockingJay by Suzanne Collins
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
My name is Katniss Everdeen. Why am I not dead? I should be dead.
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss's family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plains--except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss's willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels' Mockingjay--no matter what the personal cost. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
I want to start this by saying I found this one really disappointing. I was expecting so much more after reading Catching Fire which is my favorite of the series.
There were a lot of things in this book, I thought were unnecessary. There were a few deaths that really didn't do anything for the story.
I really wanted to know more about Annie. But we didn't get to learn a whole lot about her. I found Finnick to be very endearing again in this one.
Katniss was likable until the end. I didn't like what was done to her character at the end of the series in a lot of ways I felt like the last part of MockingJay ruined the entire series. I found Peeta as annoying as ever in this one. I was very pleased to see we got to learn more about Gale. I really enjoyed his character.
Over all I'd say give this a read just to see how the series ends, but be weary of it.
So say we all!