What I noticed immediately is that Katniss’s ‘voice’ was back. I was relieved and yet I still really wasn’t sold on it all. I was scared that the series had just gotten away from me – that I just didn’t get it anymore. And then at some point it freaking snuck up on me and punched me in the gut and I got it!
I don’t know how anyone can finish this book and not feel completely drained and overwhelmed. I am routinely disappointed by how books end, but Collins nailed this one. It was everything I could have hoped for, but at the same time not completely predictable.
I still can’t say this book is sheer perfection like the first book. Reading that was a one of a kind experience.
All along I’ve been a little grumbly about the love triangle, but I am now at peace with it.
I wish I had something more clever or poignant to say, but that's about all I can muster for now.