This book is still great but not as good as part 1. The story moves on and gets a really interesting twist in the end.
But in my opinion there are just too many repetitional elements: the whole preparation process for the games is described in much detail and this gets boring after a while even though new elements are brought in. And then there again is the fighting in the arena which just isn't as captivating as it was in part 1.
I hope that the 3rd book will be as good as the first one!