This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[ This book definitely has more gore than the Hunger Games; a man is killed rather brutally. This is described in graphic detail. As someone who can't watch any gore at all and has low tolerance for reading it, I was grossed out but not scared and still enjoyed the book. It is significantly more gory than the first, if you've read it. (hide spoiler)]
Arundhati Subhedar This book has a lot of gore, there's no denying it. It really matters what affects you more: children being forced to kill each other, or the murder of an adult man? Gore doesn't bother me far too much and I read the Hunger Games quite genially, but if you think you don't have the stomach to handle it, this probably isn't the best for you.