Monday, September 13

Mockingjay

By Suzanne Collins

Summary:
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 plans -- 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.

My Thoughts: Well, I've read so many reviews with spoilers after I read the book. I purposely avoided all the new reviews popping up all over the place because I didn't want to be spoiled. So basically this review is going to be short and I am not going to give away major keypoints of the story. It may contain some mini spoilers though.
We are back in the world of Katniss and her family/friends/neighbors/so-called friends. She is now living in District 13 with her mom/sister/Gale. Peeta has been captured by the capital. Her spirits have been weakened because Peeta is not around and she feels like its partly her fault. The people of 13 want her to be the mockingjay, the face of the rebellion. The capital is using every tactic to break Katniss down, they are torturing Peeta and showing him on tv broadcasts, they basically destroyed her home in 13. Peeta is not the same either since he's been tortured. It did irk me a little bit that Katniss basically keeps going between both Gale and Peeta. Make up your mind! She also wasn't very nice to Peeta throughout the book even though in The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, it was her sole mission to make sure Peeta stayed a live, where was that Katniss? Well, I've heard a lot say they hated the ending. I liked the ending. Yes its not picture perfect and it's not the happiest ending I've ever read but I think it tied the series up nicely. I think either way someone is not going to be happy because she can't end up with both guys (wouldn't that be nice though, LOL)? People die, people mature, people love, people grow up, people betray, I cried, I smiled, and I enjoyed this book very much. The characters I thought would die didn't, the characters I thought would live died. It was very heartbreaking and a roller-coaster of emotions.

Overall: I enjoyed Mockingjay. I didn't quite love it as much as The Hunger Games but I did enjoy it just as much but in a different way.
I think you just have to appreciate Mockingjay in its own different way than the first two books.

Cover: Mockingjay is my favorite cover so far! I love the bird and I love the blueness of it! It's the prettiest to me!

What I'd Give It:


7 comments:

Chase said...

Glad you enjoyed the book! I personally thought the book was lacking something. I just didn't enjoy it as much as the first two.

Tina (Book Couture) said...

I loved your review. It's nice to gain a fresh perspective, especially since I felt a little disappointed.
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Book Butterfly (Kim) said...

This book left me emotionally rocked. It was so dark and so hopeless. I had a hard time seeing Katniss so broken, emotionally and physically. But it was so well-written. Just a tough one to handle. Fab review!

Mandy said...

I loved this book and this series, and I agree, I didn't see some of those deaths coming

Jenny said...

Great review. I love reading the reviews of people who have very different opinions of the same book as I do. Yes, I really am perverse like that lol.

linz said...

I agree. 5 stars completely. It wasn't my favorite of the series, but still amazingly epic.

Ashley said...

Also on my TBR list :D

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