Disclaimer: Contains spoilers for Book 1.
Title: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic 2009
Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Reading Challenges: Young Adult; A to Z - C; Mount TBR
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.
I am so in love with this series. I just speed right through this book. I couldn't wait to see what happened. It's like an addiction. Collins' writing continues to suck me in. I love her descriptions. I love the characters. I love the dialogue. It's not often that I find a book I don't find major things wrong with. If I had to say something, it would be about Katniss' character. Sometimes I really want to shake her and tell her to stop being so mean and distant to Peeta. But that might be because I really like him... Otherwise I just love this book and the series. I read some reviews that had problems with the cliffhanger and repeat plots, but I don't see those as deterrents. Obviously this is the second book in the series. You had to expect one hell of a cliffhanger and some slower parts. I think this is a great middle book. I didn't get bogged down in the slower parts. They were beautiful bits of characterization. I can't wait to find out how the story ends...
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