Friday, March 16, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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:
Catching Fire was definitely a worthy sequel to The Hunger Games. The book has most of the surviving characters from The Hunger Games in it, along with a few new characters that the reader will find impossible not to love. There were several plot twists and turns which kept the book interesting and kept me awake reading until early in the morning trying to find out what happens next. Suzanne Collins writes a very shocking plot twist, and just when you think nothing else shocking is going to happen because she can't trump that one, she throws in another even more shocking twist to shake things up. I think my favorite controversial moment in the book is when Cinna makes Katniss' dress for her interview. I must admit, the ending of Catching Fire made me so mad, I wanted to throw it against a wall. I was completely dumbfounded and never saw it coming. I can't wait to get my hands on the final book in the trilogy, Mockingjay, and ind out what happens next.

I give Catching Fire: 5/5.

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I bought this book at Half-Price Books, and was in no way compensated for this review.

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