Book 2 in the Hunger Games trilogy is as fast paced and suspenseful as the first. The story begins right where the previous one left off. There is no time wasted explaining all of book 1, but the reader is able to catch on fairly quickly. In this saga, the protagonist Katniss is forced to marry Peeta. Both have professed love for each other on screen to aid in their survival of their first Hunger Games. However, Katniss is confused as she weighs the feelings she has for Peeta with those of her male friend Gale at home. When Katniss and Peeta think that violence is over for them, they are pulled once more into their second Hunger Games together. Readers will discover how Peeta and Katniss make it out alive and what the Districts are doing or not doing to aid in a rebellion against the cruel Capitol. Can't wait to read Book 3 next!