Sequels are often a hard thing to create well. People often expect it to live up to the first book. Collins did an excellent job adding suspense, excitement and a fast pace to this book. It definitely held up as an equal to The Hunger Games. I had no idea what was going to come up, and that's really saying something considering my ability to predict events in books.The only thing I didn't like was the cliffhanger ending, but it does do a very good thing: it makes me hunger to read the final installment.