Anyway, I completely enjoyed it. I thought there was plenty of action and it's definitely darker and certainly sadder. But I have read the books and I knew what the third story entailed. And I felt they did a good job of staying with the canon. I'll be curious to see how this ends- if they stay with the ending as it's written which is not a happy ever after- just a closure that is realistic for these characters and what they'd been through, especially Katniss.
These books hold a special place in my heart because of the story behind them. She self published these when self publishing was just barely getting off the ground. She couldn't get them picked up by a traditonal big house publisher but when she hit it big self publishing them, they all raced to her doorstep. So yeah, these books are special to me for a few reasons.