Suzanne Collins' brilliant conclusion to the HUNGER GAMES trilogy, graphically showcases the horrors of war - loss, heroism, courage, death and destruction, bravery, leadership - and injects horrific … more
Dystopia, Big Brother and post-apocalypse are themes that have been included in novels so often that it could well be a life's work for a librarian to prepare an exhaustive catalogue of titles. But, … more
When The Hunger Games first debuted in 2008, I began to read it and I was stunned by the books excellent pacing, amusing characters and the amusing situation of throwing several people into an arena to … more
Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, the spark that started a revolution, once again finds her life in chaos. Rescued from the Quarter Quell and whisked to District 13 and the seat of the rebel cause, … more
SheilaDeeth reviewed Mockingjay.
September 20, 2010
Mockingjay is the third and final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, and again, author Suzanne Collins, leads expertly straight into the story, weaving just enough reminders into her character's thoughts … more
GlassIsland reviewed Mockingjay.
September 07, 2010
I was fully prepared to rave about 'Mockingjay,' the last book of the Hunger Games series. I was ready to love it as much as I did the first two, and to channel that love into words of high praise. So … more
Never has a series touched me like The Hunger Games series. Every moment, every heart ache, every bit of dialogue is real. The characters reactions, moments of clarity, moments of insanity, pain, loss, … more
TheCompulsiveReader reviewed Mockingjay.
August 24, 2010
Katniss Everdeen has once again just barely escaped death in the arena, but this time her rescue is due to the rebels in District 13. Katniss should be happy that she has powerful allies that are willing … more
Trella is a scrub. She is one of the many thousands who work in the lower levels, cleaning and performing all the other necessary duties to keep the levels functioning. She does what she's told to--most … more
TheCompulsiveReader reviewed Nomansland.
June 07, 2010
Keller lives a strict and controlled life with all women in Foundland. They are each assigned tasks, and are expected to carry them out in perfect order and with complete obedience in order to avoid the … more
Nomansland is a pretty good story about a group of Amazon-type women who live in a postapocaliptic world. Their world is one which is tightly governed by rules and restrictions. Girls strictly are raised … more
...you do your job for ten hours, are off for ten hours, and then do your job for ten hours...for life. That's it, that's all there is to look forward to as you manuever through overcrowded sleeping quarters, … more
I find myself entranced by genre. Who doesn't want to immerse themselves in the bitter dreams of a dark future? To see things how they could be if we don't shape up. First I was sucked in by Westerfeld, … more
For anyone who has read her Study (Yelena) or Glass (Opal) books, this will be a different experience for you. Its not a fantasy based archetype--it more strongly resembles a dystopian futuristic archetype … more
Far away from the overcrowded cities where the oppressive government tyrannizes its people and the only thing that ensures a decent life is money, Rachel and her mother live and work quietly on The Property, … more