Series: Hunger Games 3
Genre: Dystopia, YA
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.
In the end I was just so disappointed that I regret even reading it. I am also too disappointed to write a long review. Too disappointed to say anything at all at the end.
1.) Reasons you chose this book
I loved book 1, it kept me on the edge of my seat, book 2 was a bit of a let-down since nothing new happened. It was the same formula, just not as good. But I still wanted to read this book and see how it all played out.
2.) Reasons you liked or disliked this book
I liked it because it was easy to read.
I disliked it because suddenly I did not like Katniss at all. I wanted to slap that stupid girl in the end. She kept begging to go and fight after not paying attention to anything. And what kind of idiots let her fight? Other people had trained while she lounged around and then she wanted some action too. Which only led to people getting hurt and killed. It was utterly pointless. Especially something that happened near the end. So yes it bugged me, a lot.
Here I also wanted a nice HEA, sure I got one (though she never chooses! It just happens. So I would not call that stupid ending a HEA), but I could not enjoy it when I closed the book disliking her and just feeling utterly disappointed with the whole book.
There are just so many things wrong with everything in this book.
3.) Reasons you are recommending this book
I am not!! Read book 1 and then read spoilers what happens. I would not waste my time in the end. Sure they are easy to read and still ok but for me, it just left a bitter after-taste. It went from awesome to wtf. I am so glad I did not buy the book.
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