Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Book Review: Catching Fire

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 harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. 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.

--From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
Much like the first cover, it's striking and simple. I love it!

First Thoughts:
Pure, unadulterated love. That is all.


My Review:

Everything I loved about The Hunger Games reappears in this sequel. Katniss, Peeta, Gale, nonstop action and cliffhangers. These books are just amazing! This is the only book I've ever read that I can honestly say that I didn't want to finish. Why you ask? I knew once it was over I would have to wait an agonizing amount of time for Mockingjay to finish out the story for me! Oh Katniss, what will happen to you?

Catching Fire is a perfect mixture of action, survival, and just enough love thrown in. Each time I open one of these books I find myself IN the Hunger Games. Suzanne Collins knows how to write so descriptively, that you feel like you are fighting for your life too! Again, this is one of the few stories I can say I've genuinely felt angry, betrayed and sad over. The amount of emotions I felt while reading was so refreshing.

Suzanne Collins is the master of the moving plot. There has never been a time in either of her books that I was bored or felt like things were dragging. She knows exactly how much to give you, dangling it on a string in front of you so you will keep following along.

Did I mention Mockingjay is so far away?

To end this: I love these books. Plain and simple. Trilogy in hardcover you shall be mine!

Book Details
Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: Hardcover; 391
Source: Borrowed from the library

Final Rating:5 Keys to My Heart
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