Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have just won the 74th annual Hunger Games in the nation of Panem. Within District 12, the two get to live in the village of victors along with Haymitch, their former “coach” throughout the games. They get a life they’ve always wanted for themselves.
A rebellion is rising within the other districts. If a girl and her true love could overturn the Capitol with some berries from a bush what could whole districts do to the Capitol? The people of Panem’s twelve districts are seeing Katniss as their new leader, the Mockingjay in their grand plan to overrun the Capitol.
President Snow learns of the people’s new view of his most recent victor and feels he must put a stop to it. Not to mention, he doesn’t believe Katniss truly loves Peeta and tells her she must prove it on the victor tour and that her and Peeta must give the people something else to think about. But of course Snow can’t leave it alone there, and what better time to mess things up than the third Quarter Quell of the Hunger Games, a year where anything goes.
The twist for this momentous occasion? The reaping day names will all be selected from the pool of victors. Meaning for District 12 there are only two options; Katniss and Peeta or Katniss and Haymitch.
Haymitch’s name is selected from Effie Trinket’s bowl of names, but Peeta volunteers in his place so that Katniss won’t go in the arena alone. So the two head off for the Capitol for the second time with even less hope of returning.
You’ll have to read and find out what happens within the arena. There are many surprises in store for Katniss and Peeta during the 75th Hunger Games. Along with one major twist towards the end that makes you feel you can’t read the third book quick enough.
I really liked this book in the Hunger Games trilogy. It was my favorite of the three and I definitely recommend reading it!
P.S. I just saw the movie yesterday and it was so good! I think they did a really good job of keeping it fairly close to the book. 🙂