Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games and Catching Fire were 2 of my favorite books I read last year. I was so excited to read Mockingjay, the final installment in the series! Now that I have read it I am sad to announce that it fell far short of my expectations.

An abundance of sub plots, mundane details, characters introduced only to be killed off a few pages later, and outright implausibility kept me from enjoying this book. Incidentally the ending I'd been hoping for not only didn't happen, but came to an abrupt, screeching halt. I almost feel like Suzanne Collins died and her husband finished writing the series for her.

Of course if you've read the first two books I recommend you read this one. You have to find out how it all ends, right? I'm honestly hoping you won't be as bitterly disappointed as I am.

P.S. At least this book counts toward my Dystopian genre for the Eclectic Reader Challenge.


Anonymous said...

I felt the same way about this book. The first two were fantastic but this one definitely was a let down.

Rhubarb said...

I felt the same way at first, but then later when I thought about it I was more forgiving. I mean, at least she didn't just wrap it all up in bow of happiness with "and they all lived happily every after".