It has been six months since Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the Hunger Games, an annual televised death match between teens, two from every district in their country of Panem. At the height of the Hunger Games, when Katniss and Peeta were the only players left, they were supposed to kill each other, but Katniss offered another option: poisoned berries, the perfect weapon for a double suicide. The Gamemakers let them both win instead of ending up with no victor. Katniss has survived the Games, but their victory tour is about to begin, and if she can't convince the districts and President Snow that she is still in love with Peeta, then the whole country may be in danger. Some of the districts view her stunt with the berries as more than an act of desperation and love: they see it as an act of defiance, and if a 16-year-old girl can defy the Capitol and get away with it, what is stopping them from doing the same?