Saturday, February 26, 2011

Weekend Book Club: Mockingjay

My RITA judging duties are done so I've resumed normal reading.
As you know, I've already raved about HUNGER GAMES & CATCHING FIRE, the first two books in the Hunger Games trilogy.
When Mockingjay was released I grabbed it, but in an extreme show of willpower planned on saving it to read over my Christmas holidays.
Then I went away and wanted something 'lighter' as a beach read.
All the while, the book was on top of my TBR pile, calling me...beckoning me...and this week I succumbed and read it in 2 days.
It lived up to my expectations, rounding out the trilogy nicely.
Yes, it's super violent.
Yes, loads of people get killed.
Yes, it's disturbing in that kind of 'I want to look away but can't' way.
Yes, after the 3 book build up of the triangle between Peeta, Katniss and Gale, I would've liked a little more rounding out when she finally chooses.
But wow, what a page turner!
I've loved every word of this series and am sad to say goodbye to Katniss Everdeen.
What are you reading this week?


Lois said...

For me, I actually been getting quite a few books in the past week or so - most are for judging. Will finish up the last for the RomCom ones, then the HOLT ones, then the NRCA ones. Love judging, of course, mostly because I get free books - and they are usually ones I haven't read yet. :)


Lacey Devlin said...

I LOVED Mockingjay too. I really wish there'd been more than three. I'm a greedy sequel reader.

Nicola Marsh said...

Judging definitely has its benefits, Lois :)

Nicola Marsh said...

Same here, Lacey!