A massive downgrade on the first book.
Katniss and Peeta are adapting to life after the games, dealing with the trauma they endured and the consequences of it in their relationships and their life in general. There are more hints of rebellion and President Snow says the blame lies with Katniss so she mush convince him and all of the districts that she didn’t mean to defy the Capitol.
The first half of the book dragged. It was just endless variations of whether Katniss liked Peeta or Gale more. I mean there was almost nothing else going on. Yeah there were the background rebellion stuff but not too much. It only got interesting again once they were back in the arena.
The Capitol showed their ruthlessness a bit more but since they already send kids to their deaths it wasn’t like you had much sympathy for them anyway. The arena was good but honestly that was basically the plot of the first book. I did like Finnick though. I also liked how Katniss basically had no thoughts of rebellion in her head, it was kind of forced on her and if the Capitol had let her be it probably would have been fine.
Anyway I’ll read the next one but not looking forward to it so much.
2.5 stars out of 5