Title: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Sparks are igniting, flames are spreading and the Capitol wants revenge.
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 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 of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before... and surprising readers at every turn.
Catching Fire is the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy. It's another well written book that is very thought out. It started out a little slow, but things ended up moving along rather quickly. There were a lot of plot twists, action, and suspense to keep this book entertaining.
(Spoiler here ---->) I did not want to read about another Hunger Games. When it was announced that Katniss and Peeta had to enter the Hunger Games again, my heart sunk a little. I wanted to move past that and read about rebellions against the Capitol or something. This time around, Katniss and Peeta became allies with some of the other tributes. I actually ended up liking the character of Finnick, though I didn't think I would in the beginning.
I really wanted to read more about Gale. I think I said that same thing in my review for the first book. I really think that him and Katniss are meant to be together, and I'm anxious to see what happens between them in the last book. Don't get me wrong, I love Peeta. He's a really nice and caring guy. I just don't feel that spark between him and Katniss. You can see how much Peeta loves her but I don't think she feels quite the same way. Since the start of the Hunger Games, she has been pushed toward Peeta and away from Gale against her will. I want all three of them to be happy, but that's the thing with love triangles – somebody is going to end up heartbroken.
There was definitely a twist in the ending. I won't give it away, but it's something I didn't expect. It left so many unanswered questions for me. I am looking forward to reading the next book and seeing how this story comes to an end.
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