A book review for the third book in the trilogy seems a little pointless. If you have read the first two books you will probably want to read the final part of the story. If you haven’t read “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins, I wouldn’t recommend starting “Mockingjay“, as a lot of the character development and background comes in their experiences in the first two books.
In Mockingjay, our heroine Katniss has survived a second Hunger Games to be rescued by the rebels of District 13 and she is persuaded by the rebel president Coin and Games maker, Plutarch to be the “Mockingjay” a focus for the rebellion against the Capitol. Panem is in turmoil as the districts inspired by Katniss’s small acts of rebellion in the Games turn on the government led by the evil and ruthless President Snow.
This book is more about war than about games and like in most wars even the “goodies” can be bad, and Katniss doesn’t trust either side. Peeta, Katniss’s companion in the Games is a prisoner in the Capitol, branded a traitor by the rebels.
My favourite book of the trilogy is surprisingly the second one, Catching Fire. Usually with trilogies I prefer the first and third books. These books are real page turners but quite violent and the body count is high, not just anonymous “peacekeepers” but also characters we are rooting for.
My rating : 4 out of 5