This is a wonderful book. It may be even better than the first. Fabulous character development and I loved how the author twists and turns.
This is the second part of the trilogy that started with Hunger Games. The first book stands alone. This book would not be very good without having read the first book. There is review but it doesn't cut it. If one has read the first book, it is very good, more of the same. In fact, too much of more of the same. The uniqueness of the first book is gone and you are left only with the exciting narrative....good but not as good because it is similar to book one. The annoying thing is the ending. Yes it is a cliffhanger like others have said... but the book does not stand alone without reading book 3. Sometimes you can be left with a little suspense. This is clearly just an unfinished story. They should have been honest and put it all in one book (this and the third part). Book 3 gets back into unique stuff... so it is worth it to read this but expect to read the last book. You will be unsatisfied if you stop here. In summary. Read book one only OR Read all three... OR read one and 3... Don't just read this one!!! or this one and 3...
By the way, I had no problem with the narrator. I thought she was perfect. She matched Catness and her ambivalent, tomboyish character. The fact that Catness isn't very likeable isn't the narrator's fault. it just makes the book more unique.
This second book in a series starts off a little slow, but picks up speed and provides a great follow up to the first book, The Hunger Games. The book is very well written with great character development and surprising twists and turns. You just never know what's coming next. Great read.
I'll make no claims that this is a great book or even the most original series ever. However, I will just say if you want a download that you will enjoy and find entertaining, you can't go wrong with this series of books. Its a fun read, pure and simple.
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First I was not sure about buying a book for teenangers, but I bough hunger games anyways. I got so attached to the book, that I bought this one wothout a doubt. Now, I cant wait for the sequel. Please Suzanne hurry up.
This is certainly one of the best books I have listened to or read in the past few years. The plot kept me engaged, the world creation is fascinating, and the characters are explored deeply.
I have no complaints, and simply can't wait for the next one!
I liked the first book, The Hunger Games, but this one was much better. My only suggestion is do not listen to it before going to bed. Strange dreams! Can't wait for the third book.
I bought this based on the recommendations and I was not disappointed!!! I did not read the first book, didn't matter, I followed the story just fine. Really good, I think there is a 3rd book, which I will buy!