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I'm now four chapters into Mockingjay, having started it yesterday.

I am allowed to read two chapters each weekday, one during my morning commute and one on the way home. The episodic nature of the chapters and the fact that they tend to finish on cliffhangers makes the Hunger Games books particularly suitable for reading in this way.

Only four chapters in, and I'm already finding myself thinking "not long until my next train journey, then I can find out what's going on with Katniss".

I read Catching Fire while on holiday in July; I did enjoy it, but not as much as the first book. Perhaps it was because I cover-to-covered it in a short space of time rather than savouring it on my commutes, or perhaps it suffered from being the middle part of a trilogy; they're often the weakest. I tend to find that the first part of a trilogy works well as a story in its own right, but the second part seems primarily aimed at setting up the third part. That said, I did like that some of the character developments and revelations that I had hoped for during the first book did come to pass in the second.

As for Mockingjay...

Not really spoily, but I'll cut it anywayCollapse )