It was cute. Not amazing. The love story felt forced. There were far fewer games or puzzles in this book than there were in the previous installment, which was disappointing, because without the puzzles and with a cringe-y love story, there simply wasn't a lot to keep readers wanting more. The characters showed very little growth or depth and the prose was just okay.
Overall, an adequate follow-up to the Inheritance Games.
I'm struggling to write these days. The morning after Trump was elected, I spoke to my mother on the phone. She cried. She said, "I've given up hope of ever seeing a woman president in my lifetime." I was, of course, horrified that so many people had voted for him, but I hadn't quite given up hope for women in this country. But the past two weeks have been hard. So very hard. This afternoon, a friend of mine came over to chat. As the conversation turned to Kavanaugh, I starte