Thursday, August 26, 2010

Review; MockingJay



Author; Suzanne Colins
 Release Date; August 24th 2010
 Review; 5/5



 

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. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year

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For those of you that have been followers of this blog from the beginning are well aware that my passion for reading is deeply rooted in books like The Hunger Games. Everything I believe should be in a book; a strong protagonist, a complex plot, a twist, this series has! I am in love with Katniss’s characters, although I do find myself cursing at her stubbornness something, but people in glass houses shouldn’t throw rocks.
Mockingjay didn’t disappoint the Hunger Game’s addict in me, that addict was well sedated at the end of this trilogy. With every good book though, I was sad to see it end, I can still remember picking up the first book the week it came out and cursing the year intervals between installments. I will try to keep this as spoil free as possible, because although I know a lot of people, including myself, couldn’t wait to dig in, I know many of you are still in the dark. This book is full of grit and the love that the other two books delivered. But with any good series finale there is some parts that are hard to swallow. Some things seemed unnecessary, and I most definitely sat on the edge of hysteria a couple of times.
Mockingjay promises to wrap up the conflict with the Capital in a way that is most unexpected, and we also see what happens with district 13.
For you Peeta vs Gale routers, you will have your answer by the end of Mockingjay, and I will say that I was very happy with the result!
One thing I love about these books is that Katniss is such a loyal character; she lives for the people she loves, which is evident from the first book. In Mockingjay you will see this particular trait beat her up, and damage her core.  It is her weakness. But in my opinion this is what makes her so relatable.
I have fallen in love with Suzanne’s writing style from the first book. She writes with short dramatic sentences that pack a punch, and leave you stunned at her brilliance. The Hunger Games Trilogy is a set of books that, in my opinion, do not compare to any other books I have read; the characters, history and writing style are so uniquely Suzanne that they are easily my favorite books, and my go to recommendation to anyone asking for a good read.

I leave you all with my favorite quote from Mockingjay, and will warn you that it may be a possible SPOILER;




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“ You love me. Real or not real?”
“Real”. 

4 comments:

  1. I am SO glad you posted that quote! I wanted to, but I was afraid to post a spoiler! I'm definitely glad to see you loved Mockingjay, too. I'm surprised so many people hated it because of the lack of lovey-dovey romance. I thought it was perfect and fitting for the story being told. It would have seemed out of place.

    Brilliant review, and I'm so glad you're back posting!

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  2. Rereading that quote gave me chills!!!!! I love that quote. Sigh. I just finished reading/reviewing Mockingjay as well. It's so sad that it's all come to an end. I was very happy with the ending though. :D

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  3. Don't think I can wait for the library copy of this, I'm going to have to buy it! Then again I want Clockwork Angel - can I afford both? We'll see. Nice to see another Canadian blogger

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  4. yes... i loved that quote too! I loved the real or not real stuff. But lets be frank, i loved it all, though I felt burnt out emotionally by the end. I'll be mulling it over for awhile i'm sure.
    I've linked to your review on mine of the same, here: http://www.thediaryofabookworm.com/2010/08/mockingjay-review-with-nothing-you-cant.html

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