This is the second of the Hunger Games Trilogy. It opens with a withdrawn Katniss Everdeen. She has been affected by the Hunger Games and is feeling lost at home. Her relationship with Peeta is strained. Her relationship with her best friend Gale has changed. As she approaches and begins her time of touring for the Capitol, she finds herself in deeper than she ever expected. She knows that she has defied the Capitol, the only question is what retaliation will they take upon her.
This book is simply fantastic. I could not put it down. Just when you think you know what's happening, the book takes a turn you weren't expecting. It's highly readable, highly entertaining. I jumped right into it from the first book and from this one into the third. Fantastic reading.