As strong and as steady with her words as Kitness is with an arrow, Suzanne Collins once again has created a win. ~ Sheila
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.
In My Opinion:
Suzanne Collins does not disappoint with this sequel to Hunger Games. Coming in strong, starting where the first book ended, I felt like I had never left the story – I had never lowered that level of excitement…. of fear for what was next for Katniss and Peeta. When the unthinkable happens I cant think that there is any way out… how could there be?
I am really pleased how clean Suzanne Collins has kept both of these books. There is plenty of teenage “opportunity” for her to take the books a different direction and she doesn’t. I actually find that refreshing.
My one regret is that when I started Hunger Games, I did not know until I was into the book that it was actually one of three, Catching Fire being the middle book and the third not due out to fall of 2010. If I would have known that I probably would have waited (or at least tried!) so I could have read them all together. Now I have created a longing in me to know what happens next….MUST READS!
I won my copy of this book
I would rate this book PG