Thursday, January 3, 2013

Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, hardback edition book cover

Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins

Series: The Hunger Games #2
Genre: YA, dystopian, sci-fi
Editions available: Hardback, paperback, Kindle, ebook,
audio CD, audiobook, large print, international
Published: September 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press
Source: Borrowed

Summary (Goodreads):

Sparks are igniting, flames are spreading and the Capitol wants revenge. 

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:

Some series start with a bang(!) and the next books will drop, drop, drop, til it loses its excitement and surprises. It's so sad to see series like that. But you can never add The Hunger Games trilogy on that side.

Remembering the things I've read back in January 1st 2012, Catching Fire is indeed a very good sequel to the breath-taking The Hunger Games. I can still remember the things I felt. The shock I had with another round of Games, my heart pounded 10x as it did on THG from the action-packed scenes, been more interested in their world and its mystery, liked the new characters, learned more about the old ones, hated President Snow more, idolized Katniss more and swoon over Katniss-Peeta love team.

It is a feeling a reader would want to have if they read a book. That after reading, they would feel more than they expected before opening the cover of the book. All in one plus more.

After Catching Fire, the stakes went higher. We're hoping for an explosive trilogy-ender on Mockingjay. Will we be experiencing that again? My Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) review will be up soon. Click here for my review of The Hunger Games.

For The Hunger Games fans.
For readers who like kick-ass heroines, action-packed scenes and dystopian.
For everyone!!!

Catching Fire the movie is out in November (which is toooo far)! Will you be there? I will! See you. ;D

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