Tuesday, July 5, 2011


I finally got around to reading Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger Games series. I have to say, I have mixed feelings about this series. Obviously I liked the books well enough to read all three. The stories are well constructed and written in a way that makes you want to keep reading to find out what happens next.

The downside, for me, is that the stories are just so bleak. I know they're meant to be set in a dystopian future, but it's just nonstop strife and struggle for the characters. Any moments of reprieve are few and far between, and seem to grow fewer and farther with each of the three books. I can't say that I really enjoyed reading Mockingjay. All of the turmoil proved too exhausting for me. I'm glad I saw the series through to the end, but I'm not sorry that it's over.


  1. Hmm. Thanks for the review, Miss B! I have been considering whether or not to read this series...but I must say, I relate to you and your desire for *some* reprieve for characters we've become invested in. I have had similar feelings while reading "A Game of Thrones," though, at least, there are more respites than perhaps "Mockingjay" afforded...

  2. Yes, but are you PSYCHED FOR THE MOVIE?? I think it's going to be fab, albeit a rehashing of the Japanese movie 'Battle Royale', which also saw teens vs teens fighting to the death. I really liked the series, but the last one was my least favorite....~Melissa



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