Friday, April 1, 2011

Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press 
Format: Ebook
Pages: 391
Source: Purchased
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Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol...
I loved everything about this book. The characters, the plot twists, the lush settings, and the cliffhanger ending (love-hate relationship with this) all lend themselves to form this amazing, perfect, and epic tale. And I mean it when I say that this book is epic

This is one of those books where you really need to struggle to find something wrong... I don't think I was as emotionally invested into this book as I was in the first, but that's not necessarily bad. I found that I was more concerned with the politics in this one.

Take everything you thought was going to happen in this book and just throw it out the window. There is a major plot twist that I was not expecting AT ALL! A word of caution: be prepared. I didn't know what to do with myself after that... I had to finish it at once! Also know that the ending is one of the worst cliffhangers I have ever experienced. I promised myself I would take a break between this book and Mockingjay to read some other books I need to review...but I honestly don't know if that will happen.

All of the hype around this book is certainly deserved for it is one of the best I have ever read. This book will make you think. It will make you reassess you values, your government, and your relationships. It will challenge you.

Get it. Read it. Love it.


  1. I've never read anything by Suzanne Collins and I honestly did not know this was in the series including Mockingjay until you said so in the review, but, now I definitely want to read the entire series!

    Great review! (:

  2. The Hunger Games -> Catching Fire -> Mockingjay. Really great series :) and thank you!

  3. Thanks for adding me to your Great Blogs list! (: