“Fans will be happy to hear that Mockingjay is every bit as complex and imaginative as Hunger Games and Catching Fire.”

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With this story I did something different, at least for me. Normally I don’t like reading a following volume straight after the preceding one, but this time I did just that. It picks up from where the other one ends, more or less straight after actually. However, I’m actually feeling a bit ambiguous over whole series though.

The writing is fine, even with the odd few typos that appear. The story rattles along at good pace. The characters are well drawn and work well together. The description of arenas and the games are fine. So why I am I ambiguous?

I’ve never seen the movies either and yet it seems fairly obvious from reading the shout on the back cover just how the story will pan out. Of course you need to read it to get the full story, and there are surprises along the way. I’ve read of disappointment in the ending of the series. Having got there, I can see what they mean, but I don’t see any other that it could be brought to an end, at least without a fourth book. Would that worthwhile? I don’t think so now that Collins has already brought it to an uneasy finish.

Is it a worthwhile series to try? Yes, I think so, but just remember that it is not a classic. There’s a lot of violence but no sex except by implication, so don’t expect cheap thrills. If you are one of the few, give it a go folks.

 

Reviewed by:

Ron Clark

Added 18th August 2015

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CONTAINS SPOILERS!

The hunger games trilogy comes to an amazing ending, I have to say that the story just got better as it went along, with the cliff hanger at the end of the second book it didn’t take long ( a matter of seconds thankfully ) for me to pick up this book.

The 75th hunger games ended abruptly and in the confusion Katniss was rescued by the resistance but Petta has been taken by the capital.

We are introduced to district thirteen, believed to have been destroyed by the capital but very much surviving within the compound of an underground bunker.

The resistance wants Katniss to become the face of their cause, to rally the other districts in an uprising against the capital, but with the news of Petta’s capture and the destruction of her former home “district twelve” Katniss’ mind is distracted from what she must do. She can’t stop herself from thinking with his natural way with the cameras that they should have rescued Petta instead.

As she managed to pull herself somewhat together and with the failed attempt of making a video within the safety of district thirteen she is allowed to venture out, but with each film being aired showing Katniss the capital retaliate with a film of Petta.

Who will survive the uprising? With some amazing twists thrown into this story you won’t be disappointed.

 

Reviewed by:

Mathew Hooper

Added 19th November 2015

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