Let me just put it out there, this book series is great. I loved them and especially loved the second book. I find these books very funny and a great mystery series, as you can never fully understand what is happening. The first three books were great. The characters in the book had lots of great qualities and are just in general great. The fourth book just confused me. I know it's supposed to be a prequel (a story that takes place before the actual main plot) to the series, but it was so confusing. I felt like two hours of reading went to waste. The purpose of the book felt pointless and the only thing it covered was the flare disease in the first three books. But, I can't be mad because the first three books were great. They told me everything I needed to know and it was just wonderful. However, learn that this book is not for everyone. Even if you are a fan of The Hunger Games. However, if you liked this review, I suggest you start reading. Great series and I recommend it to anyone who loves book comedy, and a mixture of dark twists.