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Massive, cliché rebellion. Far too much Hunger Games.
455 pages, ★★★
I found this book boring.
Ninety percent of Mockingjay depicts a rebellion against the Capitol, during which, Peeta is captured and Katniss fights in a mockingjay costume. Mockingjay reminded me of two more disappointing trilogies: Matrix Revolutions and The Bourne Ultimatum… all were action-packed but lacked an interesting story.
Even though some people die along the way, Mockingjay ends with Peeta and Katniss living happily ever after. The evil Capitol falls.
I strongly recommend the first book, but it leaves you with no cravings for a second or third book at all. Don’t waste your time reading them just because they exist—one Hunger Games book was enough. ★★★
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7 thoughts on “Book: Hunger Games 3: Mockingjay”
I deeply regret getting this one. Hunger Games was awesome, Catching Fire was ‘meh-ish’. I stopped at chapter three, I think. I’d like to see the movie, have you?
The first movie was good, and I imagine movies 2 and 3 will be better than the books.
I hope so.
I haven’t read the second yet, but I keep hearing they aren’t as good as the first. Perhaps I should leave it with one.
Yes, you should. It’s good to see you back on WordPress again. I hope there’s more to read on your blog soon.
I completely agree. I liked the first one (though the films conversion was a little too ‘twilight-esque’ for my taste…), the second was do-able… but the third was boring. She should have stopped at the first. I dread to think what the 2nd and 3rd films will be like x_x.
Well, the leading actress is really sexy so maybe 2 and 3 will be better on screen than in print 😉