My library was surprisingly on top of things and had this book ready to be picked up yesterday, a day before its release. I liked it a lot, even though I still don't much like Katniss. Quit reading here if you want, because I'm going to talk about some details of the book.
I liked the overall plot and how Collins used the idea of food and entertainment to control people. I appreciated that the rebels were far from a perfect organization; revolutions often are too neat in history and in books. I couldn't help thinking of Kyrgyzstan often throughout the book. But that's just me.
I was disappointed at how easily Collins discarded Gale. I don't mind that he ended up out of the picture, but I thought it was unfair that his much more difficult childhood (compared to Peeta) ended up creating a personality Katniss didn't need. But maybe it was more than their circumstances that created Peeta and Gale.
It didn't wrap up neatly, which I liked. It wasn't at all neat and there are still plenty of questions. I was sad to lose Finnick though. I really liked him.
I don't know if others like her a lot, but Katniss certainly isn't my favorite heroine. Her cluelessness was over the top in the second book, but even here she didn't see things too clearly. And what about her voting for the Hunger Games to happen again? Seems Peeta should have had trouble getting past that decision.
Anyway. What did you think?