Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Warning – this contains spoilers to The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, but not to Mockinjay itself.

After reading and enjoying both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, I had to carry straight on and complete the trilogy by reading Mockingjay.

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But she’s still not safe. She soon realises a revolution has been happening and everyone has played a part in making it happen, apart from her. District 12 has been destroyed and rebels from across are starting a new life, while planning to overthrow the Capitol.

But the rebels have big plans for Katniss. She must become the Mockingjay – the symbol of the rebellion. Will Katniss and her friends and family survive?

Mockingjay is another page turner from Suzanne Collins. The story unfolds quickly and the body count is high. Characters from the previous two books are back, playing key roles in the rebellion and the plot twists and turns right until the very end. Gale and Peeta are still there – will Katniss choose Gale, Peeta or neither of them?

I enjoyed this more than Catching Fire and the ending was a very satisfactory one. I even shed a few tears. For me, it still doesn’t top The Hunger Games itself, which I thought was a truly stunning read.

Mockingjay, Book review, Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I’ve still not read this one. I’ve not read this yet, I’ve read the other two. I keep putting it off. I should though shouldn’t I? Have you read the Divergent series? x

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    • You definitely need to read this one! It seems a shame not to finish the trilogy, especially as I think this one is better than Catching Fire.
      I haven’t read the Divergent series. I’ll have to look it up, thanks. x

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  2. Eek, I really feel like I need to read these. I’m shocked that the ending had you in tears, it must be a cracker 😉

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    • Thanks! I wasn’t expecting it to make me cry, but it did! They’re definitely worth reading. x

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  3. I agree about the ending, some series I get disappointed with how it finishes but this one was how I imagined it happening. Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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  4. Just popping over from #readwithme. Thanks for mentioning the spoilers. I haven’t read The Hunger Games yet so appreciated the heads up before I read 🙂

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  5. I have mixed feelings about the ending. It felt a little bit ‘tagged onto the end’ and the part where she returned to the Victors Village seemed to drag on and on. This is one instance where I actually felt the film did better than the book because it rushed through that part 🙂
    PS It made me cry too so it couldn’t have been that bad.

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    • I have yet to watch the film, so it will be interesting to see how it differs. If it makes you cry, it definitely can’t be bad!

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    • You definitely should! You can’t read two of them and not finish the series off!

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  6. I keep hearing so much about The Hunger Games but haven’t got round to reading any of these. It sounds like it was a thrilling read!

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  7. I still haven’t read this!! I’ve seen the movie though but I hear the book is better. Suzanne Collins writes her books so well! I will get around to reading this eventually. Thank you for sharing 🙂 #ReadWithMe

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  8. I read the whole series a while ago but didn’t think the Mockingjay or Catching Fire were as good as The Hunger Games! #readwithme

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