This is most possibly the WORST (or best depending what you go on) cliffhanger I have encountered in all my reading days. It leaves you more than just hanging, you are grasping for your life on a thread that is fraying and there is nothing to do but hold on (well metaphorically of course).
One word that can sum up this book is intense .
Everything is just felt more. The compassion, threats, action,
betrayal, gestures, words all of it. This has to be the reason why it is
so addictive. As expected from this series we are in for a ride. Some
things are hinted out, but the full affect of what is going on isn't
totally revealed till the very end. Though I felt frustrated at times
this is a grand slam of a sequel.
You know it's hard to hate
Katniss for being the object of the whole love triangle. I usually get
annoyed to no end and can't help wonder what people see in the person,
but Katniss is different. Though you don't think that Katniss is
particularly more special than others, but that is part of what you
admire about her. Plus she is critical of herself so you don't
necessarily get a good feel of what people think about her other than
what is said with dialogue. I totally love this because frankly that is
what it's like in real life. It's others that can show you who you
really are when you aren't able to do it yourself. Peeta and Gale are
both incredible guys and what makes them so great is that they both are
good friends , something that is lacking in other books at
times. Don't get me wrong there is a lot more to the series than the
love triangle. Suzanne Collins gives us a lot to mull over till her much anticipated final climatic book Mockingjay.
BTW Excellent Excellent covers!!!
Later added: For those of you who didn't know there is a movie coming out for the first book The Hunger Games! Here is the link to the trailer. Now just to wait for the second movie trailer...and the second trailer has arrived! Click here to view it. I got the chills guys.