So, I’ve finished Mockingjay, the final book of The Hunger Games trilogy. I don’t really have a lot to say about it. The first book (reviewed here) was certainly interesting – the story had enough plot points to keep it going, plus learning about the world of Panem and the Hunger Games easily kept me interested. The second book (reviewed here) unfortunately spent a lot of time reviewing the first, though it did keep the story moving a bit. It even had a good twist (I thought) in the middle and ends on a bit of a cliffhanger.
Unfortunately, the final book continues the downward slide and doesn’t have a lot of redeeming qualities. It picks up right where the second book left off and we learn more of the Rebellion and District 13. However, there is very little plot activity for the majority of the book. Things trudge forward along the expected path all the way to the end. There is a bit of a twist at the end I suppose, but you could see it coming from far away. The book never hits any real dramatic points and sputters out in a fairly depressing final chapter.
Overall, I’m happy enough with the trilogy, though the final two books could have been condensed into a much better single book. They were quick reads, so at least you don’t have to suffer through too much boredom. But in any case, I’ve go them behind me and I’m totally ready to take on the application process for The Famine Games!