Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games Trilogy, Book 2) by Suzanne Collins

Filed in Review , The Crazy Lover Posted on February 24, 2010 @ 7:01 am 4 comments
Format Read: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 391
Release Date: September 1st, 2009
Publisher: Scholastic
Formats Available: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio Book, eBook

Book Blurb:
“Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

*Might contain minor spoilers if you haven’t read The Hunger Games!

My Thoughts:
Catching Fire starts off a couple months after the events in The Hunger Games and we learn what happened in this period through flashbacks. 

Katniss won the games and now needs to deal with the consequences of her actions in arena and keep up with the persona she created. The Capitol is not happy with her, they believe she has become the face of a new rebellion and they cannot let that happen.

Just like the last book, this one does not stop for a second. So much action and one surprise after the other that I could not put it down. I read this book in just a few hours and I just wanted to keep going.

After wining the games Katniss believes she is safe from the dreadful yearly drawing, however the capitol throws a curve ball at her. This year Hunger Games will be a sort of All-Star affair, where they draw the participants only from the ones that have survived the games before. Since Katniss is the only girl to ever win the games in District 12, she is going back to the arena.

That was such a twist that i could nor help but cry. This book is full of heart rending moments, action and much more surprises that will keep you on the edge of your sit. The cliff hanger at the end is a killer and August 24th can’t come soon enough!

I give Catching Fire 5 out of 5 Bookies!

*This Book was Purchased by me.
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  • ~Mary February 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    OMG I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!! I took of work the day Catching Fire was released so I could read it. I knew I wouldn't be able to go to work or do anything knowing the book was out. So I stayed home and read it that day. I've already asked off work for the day MockingJay comes out!! LOVE IT!


  • Larissa February 25, 2010 at 4:49 am

    wow, I love that you took off work and has planned to do it again for the next book! Thats so awesome!!! I LOVE this series too! =)))

  • Melissa (My words and pages) February 25, 2010 at 8:59 am

    I am so excited to get to the third book. I hope they are printing enough to go around 'cause I think many, many people are going to be out purchasing this one Aug. 24th. lol. I have really loved this series so far as well. Always moving forward at fast pace, yet easily understood. Thanks for the great review.

  • bianca_riot February 27, 2010 at 12:31 am

    i love this series too. Cant wait for third book to be in my hands!

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