Thursday, September 2, 2010


Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Year: 2010

So it seems like I'd been waiting forever for this book to be released; not quite as long as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows but a really long time. In this final book of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Katniss has been rescued from the Games by the rebels and is tucked away safely in District 13; however, Peeta is being held prisoner by the Capitol and tortured. (Oh no!!) The rebellion has turned into an all out war between the Capitol and the rebels. Katniss must decide whether she will risk everything and everyone she loves and step up and be the face of the rebellion as the Mockingjay.

Mockingjay is just as intense and emotional as the previous two books and I was not disappointed in it. I began this book on audiobook (the narrator is very good). My commute was too short and it was taking too long to listen to the book so I broke down, bought the hardcover and devoured the final six hours in two hours. When I first finished the book, I had to think about the final chapters and decide exactly how I felt about them as I wiped away the tears from my eyes. Those tears in my eyes - that meant the book was good.


  1. Hi, Melissa - Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment!

    I felt the same way about Mockingjay...and glad to find someone else who's a fan of the Gregor series! Boots always kept us laughing.

    I love your profile description - I have that same never-ending to-read pile, plus a long list of candidates waiting!!


  2. Oh, and I enjoyed I Capture the Castle many years ago - it was recommended by a friend. Hope you're enjoying it.

  3. It had to end that way, don't you agree? There was no other way around it.

  4. I can't think of another way it could have ended. I want to say more but I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read it.