Hi everyone! This is Julia of The Broke and the Bookish, formerly blogging on my own at The Competitive Bibliomaniac.
I read mostly historical romance, but can often be found reviewing paranormal romance, young adult books (mostly distopian/fantasy), fantasy/sci-fi, classics, and the occasional non-fiction book about languages.
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It was a good book. Don't get me wrong though, it did not pull me into the world as much as the last two. I think it partly had to do with Katniss, partly with the story line.
To keep my review specific spoiler free, I will go into some over arching, broad statements.
I don't see how she could have ended it any other way. It was a good wrap up. Great climactic build, I was flying through the pages, but the climax itself kind of blowed. And the resolution of the "love triangle" while ending how I thought it would was a slight cop out. (Upon further reflection, I like it now)
The voice of the writing was excellent though for the topics it breached. Occasionally I would laugh out loud.
As we know to except with Collins, there are twists. One I did not see coming but the other (which I am sure was suppose to shock me) just kind of made me say "Well, duh"
But overall a nice, realistic end to a spectacular series.
My more spoilerific review/reaction
Originally posted on GR in Aug 2010