Finally finished this series, and am highly torn about the ending. To a certain extent I have enjoyed the series. Some time away and watching the movie helped a lot.
First off, needed more Cinna. I didn't feel as attached to him through the book as I really should have. The movie helped, but the book needed more.
I liked the twist on Peeta's character in the third book - thank goodness.
But, to quote Mao,
She's crippingly dense, self-sabotagingly stubborn and appallingly reluctant to deal with her own feelings, no matter how many times it puts herself, her loved ones, total strangers and even the fate of a whole nation in mortal danger. In spite of all the times her emotional cowardice and short-tempered stupidity have hurt herself and others, she displays almost nil character growth after two books packed with what for any other human being would be paradigm-shifting events.
Even in the third book. I get that she has emotional trauma, but she has so much common sense in the first book... it pretty much entirely disappears. The love trianlge... unsatisfactory. Especially when Gale becomes a miserable character in the third book.
Overall enjoyable, but seriously flawed.