WARNING: This review may allude to certain things about the ending of "Mockingjay" so I would suggest you read the book first and then read this. I don't want to spoil anything...
As you know, I was eagerly waiting the release and arrival of "Mockingjay," the third and final book in the "Hunger Game" series. I began reading Friday evening and was surprised just how bored I was with the first 50 pages. But, maybe it was just the storyline and I kept reading hoping it would pick up. I could feel impatience rising as I waited and waited for the climax to hit. Instead, it continued to drag on.
Allow me to clarify one thing, what I really wanted to know was what had happened to Peeta and if Katniss would end up with him or Gale. Ok? I'm a romantic and that was really the only storyline I cared out. Instead, 90% of the book was about the other storyline involving trying to overturn the corrupt Capitol.
Personally, I like the author spent way too much time on the storyline about overturning the Capitol--especially when this story-line was NOT the main one in the other 2 books--only sprinkling in tid-bits about the romantic storyline to keep the reader going. It was very frustrating. I wasn't happy with the way the 3rd book turned out. The way Katniss and Peeta had all these alleged mental instabilities. It reminded me a little of the 2nd Twilight book, which seems to be written solely based on the internal thoughts of Bella. This book seemed to be written from the tortured, nearly mentally unstable thoughts of Katniss. I know, I know. It works with the satirical message one might argue she is trying to convey about governments and the horribly effects war can have and such but COME ON. We ALL know the love story is important too!!! It was lacking. Disappointing. The only closure the reader receives is the last 2 pages and then the epilogue. THAT'S IT!?!? You have got to be kidding me. I flew through 2 books saturated with a conflicting love story only to have the 3rd book hardly broach that storyline except for "dog treats" through in as a reward for continuing the book and then leave me wanting. Disappointing. Mixed emotions after I finished the book. Yes, I am a definitely a fan of "happily ever after," which the book does deliver, but hardly.
What a shame.