2012/02/14

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games
Format: Paperback
Genre: Science Fiction/dystopia
Year:2009
Acquired:Friend Loan
Ranking: Back it up

Summary: Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she's afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she's not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can't prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.

In Catching Fire, the second novel of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before... and surprising readers at every turn.


My Thoughts:


I was not that sure if the second book was going to be as good as first in The Hunger Games Series. I was wrong Catching Fire was better than the first installment. I figured that I might as well continue with the flow and keep reading the series that is for both YA(questionable at times) to adult. 

This books keeps making you think where the next turn is going to be with the reader not really expecting what is going to happen next. Especially with Katniss being the poster child of the rebellion against the Capitol. Throughout this book reader and the victors find out how the Capitol controls the people everywhere in Panem.This book surely does not read like a 400 pager, I got through this one in relatively no time.


I did not have much to gripe about in this one I thought the dialogue was good. At times I was wondering how everything was going to fit together, with what is going to happen with Peeta, Katniss and Gale and the rest. With a pretty good cliffhanger at the end. Now I wonder what will happen in the last book of the series.




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3 comments:

  1. I enjoyed this book, but I thought it was very similar to the second and I wished the author would come up with a different story to tell (rather than always fighting in the arena). That being said, it was well written, exciting, and I certainly zoomed through it too.

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    1. I agree kind of wished that it was not in the area again, but I guess there a point having it there. I thought that book was well written as well.

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  2. I read this book in a day. I picked it up and just couldn't put it down.

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