Friday, October 22, 2010


Hey Guys! Sorry for the lack of posts this week!!! I have been very busy and you know... sometimes your blogging just has to take the backseat, exams are coming up and I have this piano exam next week so stress stress stress!!! Anyway, I won't be doing an IMM this week either so you guys just have to wait to next week! Anyhow, Mockingjay review! I have been waiting to read this book for a lonnnng time since December when I finished Catching Fire! The thing with long awaited sequels is that, you love the book so much that you kinda don't want to pick up the next one in case it ruins the fantastic book feel!

The Short Story? - It actually took me a long time to even open the book, I was scared it was going to have a really bad ending! I think the ending of this book suits the dystopian genre but to my personal radar I have say I wanted a happier ending!

The UK cover ( right) is the one avaliable in Australia so that's the one I got but I like the blue one too! What about you?

The Long Story? - The book was spilt into three parts and to be honest I didn't really thing it was necessary, I could follow the book anyway without having to be be told where it's important etc. The first part was very slow, it was more about emotional development than anything else, the second part was better but still the action was a bit slow and the third part was your jet ski! I had to reread it about three times ( once because I was trying to read it fast, once because I cried so much it blurred my vision * yes I cried*) Um, I wasn't that happy with the way this book turned NOT because it wasn't good because it totally was but because they didn't turn out to be all happily ever afters ( it is a happy ending sorta though). In conclusion I find the Mockingjay was one of those fantastic books that you love but can't bare to pick up again because you just can't cope with how things turned out. Rating 4/5 ( although I probably never going to pick it up again because for me it was just toooooo depressing)

Badass Bookie xx


  1. yeah, I reckon it was sad, but realistic and I'm glad SC went with truth rather than saccharine storytelling. And I wish I had the US covers, I like them so much more than the UK (Aus) ones :-(

  2. Wow, sounds like you've been busy like me! ;)
    I loved Mockingjay, it was well-written and interesting, but I guess I'm just a sucker for happily ever afters because I was slightly disappointed. Great review, by the way!

  3. I was thinking of buying the The Hunger Games box set via The Book Depository, but it's actually cheaper to buy them individually, for some odd reason. :/ I like the US covers more. Sad = someone died. Hope to read it soon!