MockingJay by Suzanne Collins Published 2010 by Scholastic Press. $5.99 CDN Amazon Kindle edition.
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. 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? Kat, her family, friends, and entire District 12. (goodreads excerpt)
I have to say that I was not disappointed in this third book in the Hunger Games trilogy. Suzanne Collins does an amazing job of keeping the reader engaged and on the edge of your seat. The characters remained true to form, that is flawed and real. I was both frustrated and intrigued with Peeta’s character after he was rescued from the Capital. I won’t give anything away but suffice it to say I wanted to scream at someone.
I like that Suzanne is not afraid to get her hands dirty, she delivers a story that is truly believable in all its glory and gory, depending on what is going on. There is no coddling in this one. No one is safe. The story is very emotional and heart wrenching. I was a little surprised at the ending but not unhappy with it. I loved the short epilogue at the end showing an insight into the future for Katniss.
I have read mixed reviews for this book and thought I would be disappointed but it was as fantastic as the others. 5 stars for me.