This final book in the saga follows Katniss as she takes on the role as the face of the rebellion movement. Fresh from being plucked from the dying embers of the Hunger Games arena, Katniss must face the decimation of her home district and a new world of living in the safety of underground bunkers.
Gale is there to hold her hand through all of this, but Peeta is still in the hands of the Capital.
The Katniss of book 3 is older, wiser and wearier. She agrees to be the face of the rebellion, despite her growing worries that the rebels may be as bad as the Capital. She tries to find her own moral balance in the midst of the confusion, propaganda and manipulation.
The beloved love triangle is still there, even though Peeta is in President Snow’s control. To say any more would be to ruin the book.
I thought this book was stronger than Catching Fire, primarily because it did away with the Hunger Games format and went someplace new. Katniss had to grow up and make difficult decisions. Characters weren’t good or bad, they were generally somewhere in between.
The one weakness that did bother me was in the resolution of the love triangle. I’m not going to spoil the ending, but I thought it was a little too sudden, neat and clean for relationships that had spanned all this time and trials.
Definitely a good series, especially for cold and rainy weekends!