I thought that this was even better than the first in the series. The emotion leaps off the page and you truly feel with the characters; Gale's sense of betrayal, Peeta's love, Katniss's fear. There were so many twists and surprises that it keeps you guessing until the very end. As with Hunger Games, the end is a major cliffhanger and annoyingly unsatisfying! I, along with everyone else who's read this book, cannot wait to read the next one.