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I have to say that this book was quite unexpected (mainly because I have been avoiding movie trailers like the plague)!
I think that the first half of this book moves a bit slowly but then it's action packed until the end. I like how we get to read about some districts rebelling against the Capitol and the impact it has on the main characters' lives.
I also loved that we get to see a little bit more of Katniss and Gale's reltionship, as well as Katniss and Peeta's. It's easy to understand how conflicted and confused she is and it's nice to see Peeta always trying to help her with her nightmares and supporting her. (Seriously, I wish I had Josh Hutcherson climbing in bed with me...)
Katniss's mother is also more present in this book and we can finally see the woman she was before her husband's death.
The new characters are also really original and really well-rounded and as usual, everyone is important to the story.
In conclusion, I think that this is a great sequel to the first book and it didn't disappoint me at all. On to the third book!