Saturday, December 22, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publication Date: 2009
Length: 391 pages

Note: This is a review of the second book in a trilogy, and will therefore contain spoilers from the first book.

Katniss has beaten the odds and won the Hunger Games, even managing to keep her fellow District 12 tribute, Peeta, alive as well. But the Capitol is not pleased, to say the least, with Katniss's open defiance, or with the seeds of rebellion she has unknowingly planted. Now it's time for their Victory Tour, and the message to Katniss is clear: convince everyone that you did what you did only because you're hopelessly in love with Peeta, or else. But despite the danger to herself and her family, Katniss isn't sure she should be trying to stop a rebellion against the Capitol.

Aaah, so good! I'm sorry, I read this book like 2 months ago, so now my memory's all fuzzy and it's hard to write intelligent things. But I do remember it was awesome. I know a lot of people felt like there was too much basically repeating the first book, but I thought it was just right. Things were different enough to keep it interesting (and the new arena is SO cool!), and it all seemed necessary to how things developed.

I'm really excited about the direction the story is going, and now I'm itching to read the conclusion!

5 stars

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