I seldom pre-order a book, but I loved The Hunger Games even if I am not a fantasy books buff. Everything The Hunger Games book was this book is not. The writing is rambling, making it hard to keep interest in the events since the characters are not really engaging. The vivid imagery of The Hunger Games is absent from the new book, to just flash a glimpse here or there. I wish I waited to see the reviews before I bought.