Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Goodreads Says: 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.
I totally loved this book from page one! It was definitely different from book one for me. I felt like book one obviously started the ball rolling and it just picked up momentum WITHOUT stopping in this book. Catching Fire, book two of the Hunger Games series, is the book that made me a fan!
We get a quick catch me/you/everyone up on the last few months since the 74th Hunger Games have ended. Right after that catch me/you/everyone up we are quickly transported on the tour that is to take place about six months after the Hunger Games where Katniss and Peeta visit each of the districts but not before President Snow happens! President Snow is ticked to say the least that Katniss pulled one over on the capital, out gaming the game when she and Peeta threatened to eat Nightlock. Katniss has to prove to everyone that she truly was crazy in love with Peeta and that's what caused her to contemplate double suicide. OOOOH then there is this crazy twist that sends EVERYONE spinning!!!
I really enjoyed this book! Like I mentioned before it was just non stop. Suzanne Collins is consistent in her writing style not letting anything slip up and being clear as day with the visions she weaves in the reader's head. My impressions of the book while I was reading it was that Suzanne Collins really thought this entire series out. Whether that is true or not it played out as if it was all intricately planned from the beginning. That is how smooth and put together it read. The twists and turns that this particular book takes will leave you with your mouth open.
THE ENDING! OMG! THE ENDING! Not once did I expect it to end the way it did and when the book did end I quickly opened up the other book because I had to read what was next. Needless to say it was a rough couple of days with 0 sleep at all. Ha! Just like in the book...
Go read this book. It will not disappoint!
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