Published by Scholastic Inc. on 2010-06-01
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.
oh. my. stars. Now I have to wait for the third?!?! I couldn’t even wait a few more months to read this one!!! Since I read an ARC I don’t want to give anything away. I’ll just say this….
….the beginning felt a bit rushed to me. There was a lot going on and and I couldn’t really get my bearings. I liked it but was waiting to see where it went. Part way through the book it really picked up and grabbed me the way the first one did. I couldn’t put it down. I like where the story went and although I had some ideas about what was going to happen I didn’t have a clue how it was going to get there. I had extremely high expectations for this book and it didn’t disappoint. The ending definitely sets up the third book and I HAVE to know what happens!!!!! This is for sure a second in trilogy….the plot thickens but you end up without answers to your most pressing questions! If you want resolution wait until the third book comes out and read this one and that one in succession.