When the capitol fell at the destruction of the 75th annual Hunger Games, it didn't fall quietly. It quickly rose back to power in Panem and President Snow's brother, President Crevice, took charge. They held twenty-six more editions of the Hunger Games and never once touched Katniss and Peeta, allowing them to live peacefully in District 12. Until now. Alice (14) and Shane (12) Mellark are both reaped into the 102nd Hunger Games, revealing why the Mellarks had gone unharmed for so many years. Now, Alice and Shane face the fact that they will both most likely die, and their parents are forced to witness it all the way to the end.