Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Series #: Book #2 on The Hunger Games Trilogy
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published Date: September 1, 2009
#of Pages: 391
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 her 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 in 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 have no idea why it took me a year and a half to read this book but I’m so glad that I finally got around to it. Although I did watch the movie first, I was still very impressed with this book because it had a lot more things that the movie could not incorporate (I will have a book movie adaptation review on Catching Fire for Coffee Shop Musings Monday to elaborate more on this :)).
This book was a great follow up to the Hunger Games book as it mainly focused on Katniss’ life after surviving the games. There is a lot of new plot twists and interesting characters in this book that I absolutely loved!
First off, the plot- OMG!!! It’s crazy! This is one dystopian world that I DO NOT want to live in, even if it makes such an amazing story. It was definitely exciting from beginning til the very end. I absolutely loved it! Second, the characters! In this book, you get a better insight of Katniss as a character, as the girl on fire! I personally feel that Katniss was really well- written in this book because I really felt her emotions as I read. I felt a lot of her sadness, her fear, her desperation as well as those rare happy moments. Peeta, as well, was really well- written in this installment. I absolutely adored him. He’s definitely my favorite male character in this trilogy :D.
Overall, Catching Fire was such an amazing read. It’s so full of action and amazing plot twists and revelations! I absolutely can’t wait to read on!
Would you recommend this book?: Yes!!!