I had two major gripes with this book. The first was that it felt way too rushed. There was too much happening in a short amount of time. What’s the big deal you ask? Well we get cheated on the descriptions and details. There is no real interaction with the characters and there is not build up, everything just happens. Granted we get some description on the action that happens, but that is about it.
The second was that the book lacked emotion. Things that made me cry in the first book were just not there in this once, even when the things that happened were closely related. The characters were just not as intriguing in this book as they have been before. We get these ideas that there is more background to these cookie cutter people, but then in this book its like it never existed in the first place.
Yes the story moved forward and had an ending. But it leaves the reader with great disappointment and a feeling of being betrayed. This is a wonderful series, and this book just completely ruined all of it for me. It’s like the author just wanted to be done with it. Heck, Snow dies and we don’t even know how he dies. Isn’t that the one real goal of the series? Don’t you think we would want to have a little more idea of what happens? All of these amazing characters lost their lives for what? So the main bad guy dies by choking on his own laughter?
Then, Kaniss gets a perfect ending. That’s not realistic. Granted this is a work of fiction but still, it needs to make sense. Happy endings don’t just arrive, they have to be fought for. And then the epilogue really shouldn’t even have existed in the first place. At least then we could still pretend something realistic happens. Oh well.