Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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

9 thoughts on “Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

  1. I am glad you enjoyed these books. I do agree with you though, this book ended in a way that I have to have the third and I don’t want to wait for it. I am hoping that on some crazy whim of a chance it comes out early for us.

  2. I enjoyed this one, but not as much as the first. I felt a bit of deja vu with it. I didn’t like the fact they had to do the games again, and I felt that she could have taken it a different way.

  3. Oh no! Another series that will have me waiting for the next installment. I’m already suffering through the wait for The Necromancer and the next Eragon book.

    I’m trying to work it so that I have a new series addition for each month of the year next year!

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