Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mockingjay- Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #76



What Mockingjay is about:
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. 

I've heard the good and the bad about book three,  but I didn't let any of that influence me as I finally cracked open the spine of the last book in the Hunger Games trilogy. For me,  this last chapter in Katniss' saga was absolutely compelling. I couldn't wait to get back to my book and honestly, I'm a bit sad that it is all over. Much like Katniss, I wasn't sure who to trust and I was on edge the entire time she was making her way through the Capitol to hunt down Snow. I wasn't surprised at the final shot that came from Katniss's bow....I think it needed to be done! The ending was perfect....and it worked for me!!

Recommend? Oh yes!! I'm glad I waited so long to read book 2 and 3 because I didn't get caught up in the hype, spoilers (can you believe it?), and the fight between love interests Peeta and Gale.

Source: This one came from my personal library where it languished for a few years!



Six Sentence Bookish Thoughts #76
© 2013, Staci of Life in the Thumb. All Rights Reserved. If you reading this on a site other than, Life in the Thumb or Staci's feed, be aware that this post has been stolen and is used without permission.

18 comments:

  1. You know I loveeeeeeee this series!! So glad you liked it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I read the first book and haven't been eager to pick up 2 and 3 since it didn't wow me - I need to give them a chance.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I think I'm the only person who hasn't read this series, but I have to say that you've enticed me!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I can't believe you avoided spoilers this whole time! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  5. Glad this was a winner for you, Staci!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I enjoyed the last book too and thought it was a good ending even if some of it was anticlimactic. I knew who she would end up with and was happy with the end.

    ReplyDelete
  7. My daughter keeps trying to get me to read this series. I suppose I'll break down one of these days ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. it worked for me too, i really enjoyed the series

    ReplyDelete
  9. This was my favorite book in the series. I'm glad you liked it!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I loved book 1 and really need to get to the other two. This has made me want to pick them up again!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm so glad that you liked this one.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love The Hunger Games Trilogy. Mockingjay was my least favorite, but that is not to say at all that I didn't like it. I think it departed somewhat from the constant action of the previous two books. There was a lot of downtime as they strategized and I often felt like Katniss- ancy and itching for something to just happen. Then I felt it was a little anticlimactic in the end. There was 3 books of build up and then the biggest parts of the puzzle were over in a couple of paragraphs. Then Primrose. I was SO not happy about THAT. I bet it is a lot more powerfully visually so I hope they hype it up in the movies a bit (which I imagine they will.) Speaking of which, have you seen the movie? I loved it and am SO excited for Catching Fire in November!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Glad you enjoyed the book and were able to avoid all the hype!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Daughter Steph just started this series and is loving it. Surprised us both! Still haven't ventured into those waters. Happy that it made you happy! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm glad the series ended on a good note for you.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Glad you loved it. The series will always be a favourite of mine :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I was satisfied with how Collins ended the series. Glad you enjoyed it, too.

    ReplyDelete

Hello Friends!! I want to take this moment to say thank you. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and thank you for leaving me a comment.

* Because of the excessive spam I have decided not to allow anonymous users to comment.

Happy Reading!