Monday, January 31, 2011

Catching Fire [Collins]

Book: Catching Fire [Hunger Games Book 2]
Author: Suzanne Collins

Review: **Although I'll try to be general, this review contains spoilers. If you haven't read 'The Hunger Games' and plan to, DO NOT READ any further. It is impossible to discuss this book at all without giving away the ending of book 1.**

Still reading? Okay, here it goes.

After Katniss outsmarts the Head Gamemaster in 'The Hunger Games', she and Peeta return home to District 12. But life for Katniss is not sunshine and roses. The President of Panem holds Katniss responsible for the political unrest throughout the districts and threatens her loved ones unless she can subdue the uprisings during her 'victory tour.' Things only go further downhill when the 75th anniversary "celebration" of the Hunger Games is revealed and Katniss finds her life, as well as Peeta's in jeopardy once again.

Like book 1, 'Catching Fire' is fast paced and emotionally sucks the reader in. Collins successfully introduced new characters and created a finale I did not see coming. An excellent followup and my favorite book of the series.

Grade: A-

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