I didn't enjoy this second book in The Hunger Games series quite as much as the first. There was entirely too much time spent on the love triangle and Katniss's indecision about her feelings toward both Peeta and Gale. She's a particularly obtuse character when it comes to understanding other people, and sometimes that obtuseness felt more like a plot device than actual characterization, particularly when she was blind to the fact that other people were on her side or trying to help her.
The first half of the book was kind of dull and repetitive, mostly because of Katniss's obtuseness. But when the narrative heated up, it really heated up. I was glued to the second half as I read, and loved the way Collins raised the stakes and set up what will come in Mockingjay, which I'll be picking up immediately.