I wanted to know exactly what happened when she returned and what Gayles reaction was immediately to her and Peeta's declaration of love in the hunger games. The way the story is told was disapointing to me and I felt more disconnected from the characters as a reader. The story does pick up as things drastically change in the next Hunger Games as unrest and uprisings continue in the districts. This book is more focused on the policital unrest and Katniss's love triangle between Peeta and Gale. Although, this book definitely focused more on Peeta, I would have liked more dialogue and contact between Gale and Katniss. With that said, I liked the book but not as much as The Hunger Games. I found it lacking that spark of excitement that I had when reading The Hunger Games and the ending leaves you hanging. With that said, I think that in this series the first book and the last will probably be the better ones of the series as they have so much to explore to set the story and then to end the story.
We all have to wait until August to read the final book of The Hunger Games and Scholastic has just announced what the title is what the cover art will look like for book three:
The third and final book will be called Mockingjay
I have a feeling that there is a connection to the other three covers as the colors must have some significance to the story as well as the Mockingjay is pictured in each cover in a different way. Here are all three books lined up together: