Author: Suzanne Collins
Series #: Book # 3 to The Hunger Games Trilogy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Date Published: August 24, 2010
Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived, even though her home has been destroyed. Gale has escaped. Katniss’s family is safe. Peeta has been captured by the Capitol. District 13 really does exist. There are rebels. There are new leaders. A revolution is unfolding.
It is by design that Katniss was rescued from the arena in the cruel and haunting Quarter Quell, and it is by design that she has long been part of the revolution without knowing it. District 13 has come out of the shadows and is plotting to overthrow the Capitol. Everyone, it seems, has had a hand in the carefully laid plans–except Katniss.
The success of the rebellion hinges on Katniss’s willingness to be a pawn, to accept responsibility for countless lives, and to change the course of the future of Panem. To do this, she must put aside her feelings of anger and distrust. She must become the rebels’ Mockingjay–no matter what the personal cost.
Finally!!! It’s about time that I completed this trilogy! This was actually the first Hunger Games book that I had read first before watching the movie haha! Anyways… MOCKINGJAY! I can’t believe that it’s over… I just-…I can’t…
Unfortunately the series has ended and now- well, now I’m dealing with the book hangover symptoms, or in this case, the trilogy hangover symptoms. And I’ma tell yah, it is not a pretty thing.
A lot of things went down in this conclusion. The plot- is so frickin’ brilliant!!! Although, it did start out a little slow for me, however, the plot twists and excitement towards the middle and at the end of the book totally made up for it 😀 Yay! So it all starts off in District 13 and focused on Katniss being the Mockingjay (as stated in the summary) and all the challenges that came with receiving the title of the face of the rebellion, or the symbol of rebellion against the Capitol. As for what she goes through specifically, you are going to have to read about that on your own, but I assure you this, you will not be disappointed ;).
Characters. I did not expect so many interesting characters to be introduced in this novel considering that it’s the last installment to the trilogy, but when I thought through the plot line, I realized that it would only make sense now that Katniss had reached District 13. Of course there will be a lot of new faces! Anyways, I have come to love some of the new characters introduced in this book as their roles became quite apparent to the plot line. I think Suzanne Collins did such an amazing job with the new characters. Actually, with all the characters! I love them all so much, including Snow because Ms. Collins wrote about him in such a way that you come to hate what he stands for in the book, making him such a good villain. And I gotta admit, you just gotta love those villains who are good at being villains! As for Katniss, I kinda felt a little different as I read her this time around. I can’t really put my finger on it and I don’t mean it as a bad thing. She still is such a kick- ass character. Peeta is still and will forever be my favorite character of the entire trilogy forever, and ever and EVER! From the beginning, I always felt like there’s a part of Peeta that would always be stronger than Katniss. Although she has saved him on multiple occasions, I think he had saved her just as much, if not more.
Overall, Suzanne Collins did such an amazing job with the third and final installment to The Hunger Games trilogy!!! It was such an exciting read, with brilliant plot twists and revelations, and even more heartbreaking moments from the first book to the last!
Would I recommend this book?: YES!!!