Adam C. Zern opines on the finale of The Hunger Games trilogy - Mockingjay:
"Books don't seem to have the same chronic issue that many film franchises have when it comes to their sequels being of less quality then the originals. The Hunger Games trilogy seems unique in my mind because the first book is a very distinct experience. The second and third book had to move the story forward and as the series continues the less and less it resembles the first book, although the author intelligently perpetuates themes and motifs from the first book.
Mockingjay is a fantastic finale for the trilogy and a wonderful book. The characters are set in the greatest Hunger Games of all: war. The stakes are irreversibly high, life and death. Tragedy is inevitable. The last 100 - 150 pages of the books is a whirlwind of drama and brutality. In fact, I was a little worried when, with only a few pages left, the trilogy's main character seemed nearly beyond repair, physically and mentally. However, the author expertly transforms what could have been a depressing and disheartening conclusion into a beautiful and refined one.
In my opinion, Mockingjay is without a question the best book in The Hunger Games trilogy. It doesn't simply conclude the main plot of the series and the ancillary character story lines, it explores meaningful themes and subject matters and culminates into a personal and touching commentary on the human spirit. I loved Mockingjay, and I would recommend the entire Hunger Games trilogy on its merits alone."