Saturday, September 5, 2009

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Genre: YA-Fiction

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One Word Review: Intense

First Line: "I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air."

Synopsis: "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 hard rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. 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." -GoodReads

Kathy's Review: I've been eagerly awaiting this book ever since I finished The Hunger Games. I was so excited to FINALLY get my hands on a copy. I really enjoyed this second installment, it was different than the first book, but not in a bad way. It moved a little slower through the first hald, but the second half was just as intense as the first book. I still love Katniss! She is probably one of my favorite heroines. I love that she is tough, smart and can totally take care of herself. She is also very loyal and caring. One thing I hate is the love triangle! Throughout Hunger Games I was on Team Gale (her longtime friend from District 12). But, throughout Catching Fire I was all for Team Peeta. Like HG, Gale was always in the back of my mind and I guess that is part of the problem. Gale is hardly ever around and it is so easy to fall for strong, courageous Peeta. I love Peeta and I love that he is totally devoted to Katniss, even with everything going on. I have no idea how Collins is going to solve this triangle, but I'm eager to find out. Once again this book leaves us with a huge cliffhanger! I'm not sure what I'm going to do until the final book comes out, I guess re-read these two books a few more times.

Reading Order:
Book One: Hunger Games
Book Two: Catching Fire
Book Three:

Other Reviews:
Book Muncher
Little Bookworm
Melissa's Bookshelf
Reading Rocks


  1. I felt that it moved slower at the beginning too. I liked it but not as much as the Hunger Games although it did advance the story along.

  2. We just discussed the Hunger Games for book club. Great lively discussion. Just finished Catching Fire. Loved it!! I'm with you - I'm a Peeta fan. Don't know enough about Gale to keep my loyalty. But is Peeta too good to be true?


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