Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has twice survived the Hunger Games. 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 Everdeen.
This concluding volume in Collins's Hunger Games trilogy accomplishes a rare feat, the last installment being the best yet, a beautifully orchestrated and intelligent novel that succeeds on every level. At the end of Catching Fire, Katniss had been dramatically rescued from the Quarter Quell games; her fellow tribute, Peeta, has presumably been taken prisoner by the Capitol. Now the rebels in District 13 want Katniss (who again narrates) to be the face of the revolution, a propaganda role she's reluctant to play. One of Collins's many achievements is skillfully showing how effective such a poster girl can be, with a scene in which Katniss visits the wounded, cameras rolling to capture (and retransmit) her genuine outrage at the way in which war victimizes even the noncombatants. Beyond the sharp social commentary and the nifty world building, there's a plot that doesn't quit: nearly every chapter ends in a reversal-of-fortune cliffhanger. Readers get to know characters better, including Katniss's sister and mother, and Plutarch Heavensbee, former Head Gamemaker, now rebel filmmaker, directing the circus he hopes will bring down the government, a coup possible precisely because the Capitol's residents are too pampered to mount a defense. "In return for full bellies and entertainment," he tells Katniss, explaining the Latin phrase panem et circenses, "people had given up their political responsibilities and therefore their power." Finally, there is the romantic intrigue involving Katniss, Peeta and Gale, which comes to a resolution that, while it will break some hearts, feels right. In short, there's something here for nearly every reader, all of it completely engrossing. Ages 12-up.
The hunger games
I absolutely loved it all the characters have a different aspects and are unique I wish there were more best book I've read
Best Book in the Series
There is a lot of character development, plot twists, heart aches, and more in this book. Again I am frustrated with Katniss selfishness and attitude, same with Gale. But their true colours are shown in this book. It’s also a great break from reading about an arena.
Mockingjay | (Spoilers)
This book is certainly different to the other books, with both positive and negative affects.
This book continues the story of Catnip Everdeen, but from the point where the last book took off, the rebellions. I myself got a bit lost near the end, however I may have just been tired, and although there is plenty of action and storyline to soak up, it focuses on the relationships side of things. Although this was still a large force in the previous books, there is much less tension even though they are literally in a war.
This book is still a very necessary ending to the trilogy as it ties up loose ends very well and still manages to engage fans.