The last time I read a book as quickly as this, was nearly 5 years ago when the last Harry Potter book was released. I had read the synopsis of the book online before picking it up and wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy it (24 children killing each other off didn't exactly sound like my cup of tea). How wrong I was!!! The deaths were not at all gruesome and the ranges of emotions that the lead character goes through in this book have you gripped from the very start.
The details Collins goes into to discribe Panem is staggering and unlike some fantasy novels is actually believable.
Like all good writers, she keeps you guessing right up to the end. Cannot wait to get the next two so I can finish the series off.