This book was my least favorite in the series. It seemed rushed, and there were easy outs taken or gaps in plot/explanation. There seemed to be an effort to fit this book into an allotted amount of space, and I feel as though sacrifices to the story, characters, writing and more were made to do so. I can’t voice some of my major complaints without giving spoilers, so suffice it to say–if you’ve read the first two, you can’t just stop there–pick this one up. If you’ve only read The Hunger Games, stop there. If you haven’t read any of this series, you have to read the first.