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About Julia

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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Currently reading

Wanton Christmas Wishes
Eliza Lloyd, Samantha Kane, Kate Pearce, Monica Burns, Madelynne Ellis, Jess Michaels
The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Wilhelm Grimm, Jacob Grimm, Matthew R. Price, Noel Daniel
Progress: 21 %
I Love it When You Talk Retro: Hoochie Coochie, Double Whammy, Drop a Dime, and the Forgotten Origins of American Speech
Ralph Keyes
Progress: 28/271 pages
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal
Christopher Moore
Progress: 42/420 pages

Review: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

Mockingjay - Collins Suzanne

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