Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mockingjay Cover

The cover for Mockingjay, the final installment of Suzanne Collins' highly acclaimed trilogy that began with The Hunger Games and continued with Catching Fire, has been released today. And what a cover it is!

For one thing, it's a beautiful shade of blue. For another - doesn't the cover seem to be just teeming with symbolism? I mean, the first two covers demonstrated obvious correlations and parallel structure - and so does this one. But the centre circle - it's bursting apart! Do they represent the districts, and the freedom gained? In fact, the bird on this cover - posture-wise, orientation, etc. does seem to seem more self-confident, more free somehow. The others seem to be almost held captive by their respective circles - this one's got its wings spread out to full wingspan, ready to take flight.

What a beautiful title too; Mockingjay. Even the ring of it sounds beautiful. Also interesting to note that THG had three words, in the title, CF two, and now M one. Almost like we're counting down, y'know?

And for comparison's sake, here are the two earlier counterparts of the trilogy's covers:
Certainly Collins has lucked out with a series of great covers over the course of this series. Do you guys have a favourite? Any predictions on the final outcome and/or events of this third installment?

My review of The Hunger Games; alas, haven't gotten around to reviewing Catching Fire yet, despite delving into day of its release. Here's the Scholastic blog, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly's takes on the cover.

20 comments:

bclement412 said...

I am so excited for this book.

Horserider said...
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Horserider said...

Favorite cover's easily Mockingjay :) It's GORGEOUS!

Mike12 said...

i think there will be all out war....peeta and haymitch die valiantly and Gale survives with an ijury but lives to marry and give birth with katniss. I think Snow will die in some cool epic way....(you can expect it from Collins) and i think katniss and peeta and gale must go into the games to save gales brother and Prim who are drafted in the games. The capitol fails and the games cease to exist as a new govt. rises to change Panem into a happier place to live.....and maybe collins should do a spinoff of katniss and gale's famil exploring other civilizations in other contienents....it could be a brand new series.....i think Suzzane Collins is one of the best authors ever up there with Rick Riordan and Eoin Colfer. i loved her other series Greogor the Overlander which i'm reading now.

Mike12 said...

I also think that several main characters may die including the everdeen mom and possibly one of gale's siblings. Peeta and Haymitch will probably die like i mentioned earlier and i think (and hope) that Gale will live to marry Katniss. i doubt the death of Prim or Gale's mother. I also expect a minor cliffhanger......like katniss and gale get married and it just leaves off right when they hint of marrige or when gale proposes that would just be how collins works. ot i bet :)

Mike12 said...

im sure either peeta or gale die though......i guess we will just wait and see.

Mike12 said...

OH YA ONE LAST THING......FAVORITE COVER IS THE FIRST THEN MOCKINGJAY THEN CATCHING FIRE......BUT I LOVE THEM ALL.....sorry i wasn't yelling just forgot caps was on.....see ya later

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.

Anonymous said...

...interesting...I dont think Gale will marry Katniss, what I think will happen is Gale will possibly give his life up for her during the war. Katniss is going to have to go save Peeta, with the help of Gale, the trident guy that was introduced in CF. Hopefully by the end of the book Katniss and Peeta will be together. But this is only a trilogy so no cliff hanger probably. Who really knows what happens next though? Collins writing technique of writing is so original there is no way you will know what will happen in this book until it comes out.

Anonymous said...

ok i know this is gonna sound really stupid and it is, but is katniss pregnant or not? my friend who turned me on to the books says yes but i didn't get that from CF. i thought it was just a hoax.

Christina said...

Ya, if you've seen the cover i saw the pattern in the background which is also on The hunger Games & Catching Fire's cover is broken. That MUST mean freedom for the districts as well as for the Mockingjay which as they said in the end of Catching Fire is katniss! And with it's wings open it's flying on the cover for the FIRST time! Kstniss is going to finally help the rebelion unrestrained!

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!

chlara capric said...

the cover is very good..hope the book is even better,,cant wait for it..

chlara capric said...

the cover is very good..hope the book is even better,,cant wait for it..

Anonymous said...

I think that neither Gale nor Peeta will die because that would be just too much for the fans. Peeta's family are not really important characters, so their death would be practically meaningless. However, I think that either Vick or Rory will die in the upcoming rebellion. Also, District 12 is blown up, so Madge and all of Katniss's Hob friends will be dead. Also, for someone who said this earlier, Katniss is NOT pregnant; it was just a hoax.

PaUlinE said...

i just can't wait till this book is out!!!! it really intrigued me at the last part of the book CF when gale said to katniss " Katniss, there is no district twelve." I really wonder what he meant by that... but I really am really exited to see who katniss will end up with... will it me the oh so kind and loving peeta who she vowed to protect, or her really important friend gale who she's not really sure how she feels about him... aaaah!!!! the suspense is just killing me!!! i really cant wait for the next book!!! tee hee... :D

Anonymous said...

I think katniss will end up with peeta and gale will be with Madge. I think they would be good together especially since she brought the morphling for him after the whipping. I think gale kinda replaced katniss's father after he died because they hunt together and other stuff her dad used to do. Or katniss could end up marrying no one or dying. You never know!

Mr.NegativeDude said...

i guess that they all blow up in a nuclear war, there are no survivors except for peeta who is so sad that he stabs himself in the neck in a violent rage. then it all ends.........

ObamaSucks said...

i think the title mockingjay kinda sucks. and the cover also kinda sux. The Victors sounds cool or maybe or maybe To Kill a Mockingjay ( like the old book to kill a mockingbird )

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