I know many of you have anxiously awaited the release of Mockingjay. I did, too. I have chosen, previously, to not include reviews of The Hunger Games novels on this site because of our focus on urban fantasy and paranormal romance. I’m not breaking that rule, but as I know many of you have asked me (mostly via Twitter and Goodreads) my thoughts on the final novel, I’ll share my overarching thoughts on the book.
Mockingjay, even more so than the previous Hunger Games novels, is remarkable in its realism. The actions and resulting consequences — while not always what we want to happen — feel true, reflect how things actually work.
Why would I mark Mockingjay as four stars instead of five if I found it so great? Well, the ending left me unfulfilled. Not a bad ending, totally works, I just expected more. Maybe that’s due to hype.
I’ll refrain from saying more, because I do believe this a novel that needs to be experienced without any spoilers. There are so many surprising turns, it would be cruel to ruin any one of them.
I am closing comments on this post. It’s not that I don’t care about your opinions on this, but am concerned someone might accidentally give something away. Feel free to direct message me on Twitter (@VampBookClub) or email me if you want to talk about this particular book.