Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Catching Fire

Book Review #5
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Rating: Five stars (refer to the rating system on the right)

The book starts up right where the Hunger Games ended. Katniss and Peeta have just won the annual Hunger Games by defying the capital. In the beginning, they get to do the normal routines that all victors do- visit the districts, celebrate, host events etc., but that soon all changes. The capitol is angry and they seek revenge. Since Katniss was able to go against the capitol, the districts finally have a way to rebel. While we are reunited with some of the main characters, you are introduced to new key characters. As a warning, I have to say you are going to witness another Hunger Games.

After waiting in line for almost a month at the library I finally got a hold of Catching Fire, but it was definitely worth the wait. Catching Fire is the sequel to the Hunger Games. At first I wasn't really sure what to expect, I thought nothing could top the Hunger Games, but boy was I wrong. There are so many plot twists and surprises, by the end you are going to exhausted! I found myself gasping at parts, to the point I had to put down the book to reassess what had just happened. You are literally not going to be able to put the book down! Once again the book ends with a huge cliffhanger, leaving me hungry for the third book in the series. Overall, Catching Fire most definitely deserves five stars, I would consider one of my favorite books of this year! I would recommend Catching Fire, as well as the Hunger Games, to EVERYONE!


Samieh said...

You stood in line for a month at the library?? Hope you had a tent and lots of snacks while you waited for the book ;)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oh my goodness. I adore this book! I can't wait for the next book. Hurry up August :)