“IF WE BURN, YOU BURN WITH US”
Katniss Everdeen’s final battle has begun.
After i read The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, i waited again until i had a whole day off to read The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. This opportunity arose not too long after and i read it in about six hours with a couple of breaks in between. I needed to know how it would end and putting it down over a couple of days was not an option! To be honest i am actually relieved that i have finished the series. They were amazing however emotionally they really take their toll. Not many books can do that.
In the third book Katniss must decide whether she wants to be the face of the rebellion, to be the Mockingjay, and to help bring down the Capitol. She is consumed with doubt about who she can trust. Is she truly helping to bring freedom to the districts or is she just another puppet in the rebel’s hands?
The story picks up pretty much from where it left off. Some time has passed however not much has happened for Katniss. The third book is a lot darker than the previous two and a lot of the book is about what is going on in Katniss’ head and basically how shattered she is from everything that she has been through and continues to go through. It reminded me a little bit of The Lord of The Rings, and how there are large sections about how Frodo is dealing with the burden of the ring. The third book is written more like the first book, which i mentioned i was curious about in my review of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
The character development in the third book was good however to be honest did distress me. And i didn’t see it coming at all. Again it was really quite dark however realistic as people don’t just bounce back from being in situations like that.
There were a lot of twists and turns that i didn’t expect at all. It was definitely a page turner and it became about a lot more than who Katniss would choose in the end.
The trilogy as a whole is quite a work of fiction. I can understand why it is as popular as it is and why it has affected so many people. It’s a story that stays with you long after you have finished reading it and without spoiling the ending, a story that will never truly have a happy ending because of how emotionally scarred the main characters become.
I would definitely recommend reading this book, however not until you’ve read the first and the second. And i would definitely read the trilogy again however i couldn’t do it on a regular basis – they are not at all a light read.