Author(s): Suzanne CollinsDownload
Publish: Published September 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press
ISBN: ISBN 0439023491 (ISBN13: 9780439023498)
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 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.
Some Reviews: 2,179,327 ratings 91,509 reviews in Goodreads.com
Peeta is still my all time favourite. He is just so…. nice and kind and is willing to do anything for Katniss. Sigh. I also adored seeing the other victors!! Brilliant book and a brilliant series. No matter how many times I read it, I love it more and more!!
Much like the first book, you get hooked pretty much instantly. I was getting a bit restless, however, by page 100 or so because the stellar plotting from the first book just wasn’t as prominent. Make no mistake, stuff happens on every page, but it wasn’t like the first one where each chapter ended in a cliffhanger and you quite literally could NOT put it down even for a bathroom break.
And then. Page 173 happened and in what I think is the biggest plot twist we’ve seen yet in the series. (And we’ve seen many. I’m telling ya, y’all, if you don’t sit up and go like, “WHAT? Suzanne Collins, you’re a GENIUS” when you get to that page, I’ll eat my foot.)
So anyway, any doubts I may have had were completely erased by that point. It’s not that I hated everything leading up to it – I quite liked it, in fact – but it just seemed to lack the…spark and immediacy found in The Hunger Games, if you know what I mean.
It hasn’t. I think I still like the first book better because that’s usually the way things go, but this is a very close contender. As for ‘sophomore slumps’ or ‘doomed sequels’ or any such stereotypes, this one breaks ’em. It is GOOD, y’all.
And you’re getting no more out of me for now. Enjoy!
This series is amazing! We are thrown back in The Hunger Games again. Katniss, Peeta, and others I grew very fond of had to bond to fight for their lives, and then ultimately kill each other in order to have a victor for the The Gamemakers.
I do not want to give anything way, and is hard to explain anyway. The author was very creative with the Games. The last chapter is written so you cannot put it down because you HAVE to know what is going to happen!
There is a giant cliffhanger.
The paragraph ends.
END OF BOOK TWO.
I cannot wait for Mockingjay!
Maybe the beginning was a bit slower than what I would have preferred, but then it got so good… and so fast… that I couldn’t put it down. I even liked this one more than the first one, and I had already loved the first one.
So much goes on in this instalment. I don’t wanna spoil things for anybody so you must all read this series so then I’ll have people to to discuss it. I love how things are changing. I really liked how the story got more mature and the links between all the characters grew. Also the plot got more interesting and was better developed that in the first book. The most interesting part was definitely how the revolution was taking place and how things were turning around for the parliament. Can’t wait to see what will happen next.
CLIFF HANGER alert!
What will happen to Peeta? Can’t wait to figure that out. I wasn’t sure about him in book one. I just wanted her to end up with Gave because I hate love triangles, but now I got to know Peeta better and changed my mind. I need to know more. Damn, this will be another long wait for the next book. I hate waiting! and I definitely hate cliff hangers! WHY do I keep reading books with this kind of endings? I really must be a masochist.