Series: The Hunger Games #3
Published by Scholastic Press on August 24th 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.
Mockingjay, the last of the Hunger Games trilogy did not disappointment me in the least – besides it marking the end of a fantastic trilogy. Full of action and continued dystopian themes, I couldn't put this book down for long. I really like the way Collins wrapped up the series. The book played out in a way that will keep me thinking about the characters and world for a long time.
The only thing I'm going to say – is someone I love dies and it really broke my heart. I'm also not quite certain that I like the way it ended for the characters, but that's all I'm going to say. I really like the way the characters develop in this book and I hope that many more people will discover this trilogy in the future, because it is an amazing set of books.
Final Verdict: I liked that it stayed within the realm of dystopian – I was worried it would focus on a different theme too much and that it would lose the feel I so loved about the series. But, it didn't and I'm happy! 🙂