Katniss, the girl on fire from district twelve has survived the hunger games once before, along with her companion, Peeta Mellark. Now both live peacefully back home in the victors village, along with their families and their fellow mentor, Haymitch.
Ever since the two got home, trouble has been stirring everywhere, in fact, tales of uprisings are being passed around, and tales of the president growing furious pass even farther. Katniss believes that its all her fault, and is placed in a spot where either those she loves dearly will be tortured and killed, or she herself could be killed.
The only escape is playing the role of Katniss, the star crossed lover, not the girl on fire. Sure she’s still Katniss Everdeen but she’s not. Her whole life is now a lie, and all to protect her family, she’s being forced into many things she would never dream of.
Despite her little act and the series of decisions swarming around her like a swarm of bees, Katniss and Peeta are being forced back into the games, to compete for the quarter quell.
This time, Katniss and Peeta go up against previous, older, more experienced winners who’ve killed and trained even after they got out of the games. They’re mentored and sponsored many tributes and seen many gory games. Katniss and Peeta only went to one. Only have little experience and training, and are shocking young compared to every other tribute.
Neither have a choice in going back to the arena, but they do have a choice in who they can protect, and potentially bring home.
Of course, Peeta is fighting for Katniss, and Katniss is fighting for Peeta. But only one can go home, not like last time, and to Katniss, i can’t be her.
Just when things seem like they can’t get any worse, Katniss finds herself face to face with a friend, who seems to be telling her that she’s not the only one living a lie, but everyone is, from the capitol to district….13.
At the start it was a little hard to get in to, but after a few chapters in, I was hooked again. I loved how the author made things so it wasn’t ALL about the games, but about katniss’s life and the uprisings that Katniss may have started. I always love how many cliffhangers there are, and how every chapter ends in a huge cliffhanger. I also find it neat how the author writes, for she’s very descriptive, moves on quickly but not too quickly, and writes so you know what’s happening without her even telling you, but also how its really easy to follow and understand. Since I’m reading a series, this book gets me really excited for the next book, and once I’m finished this series, it also gets me excited for when I’m done and I can read another book or series by her.