Publisher: Scholastic Press
Released: September 2009
Plot Summary: Although escaping the Hunger games, Katniss and Peeta have not escaped the attention of President Snow and as they become more aware of the rebellions taking place in the districts on their victory tour the preparations for the 75th Hunger Games or Quarter Quell as it is referred to begin to take shape. Can Katniss escape again?
Good Points: The book followed on almost straight after the first with Peeta and Katniss on the victory tour. I was so glad to have these characters back and couldn't wait for what would happen next. Katniss's character develops even further and we continue to see the struggle-some relationship between her and Peeta. Also there is the arrival of new characters such as Finnick Odair who immediately fell right in to place as being one of the 'Big' characters that the series has created. The second book in the Hunger Games series also included more information about the political side and we get to explore some of the other districts.
The book continues with the emotional and philosophical plot that is both thought provoking and entertaining.
Bad Points: I really loved this book so its hard to fault it but if there had to be one thing it would be the love triangle, why do we need one again?
To sum up... This book is great. Don't be wary of reading the sequel because you were so amazed with the first book and don't want to be let down by this one because trust me you wont. This book contains a lot of emotion and the plot just gets better and better and it wouldn't be a Hunger Games novel without a bit of action!
"May the odds be ever in your favour"