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Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Book Review: Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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Back of book blurb: 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.

Review: I might have come to the Hunger Games party fashionably late, but this book sealed the deal for me. After reading book one, I couldn’t wait to run out and grab my copy to see what would become of the star-crossed lovers in the much anticipated sequel. Would the Capitol kill them? Would Katniss finally fall for Peeta? And what about Gale? So much drama, so expertly crafted. So worth reading. Collins was able to pull off a fantastic continuation of Katniss Everdeen’s story. Dare I say, flawless even?

Collins masterfully combines suspense and science fiction with a touch of romance that leaves you wanting for more. I had doubts as to whether I’d be disappointed with the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy, but was pleasantly surprised with how it played out. It kept me up, turning the pages all night. In fact, I went ahead and bought book three, Mockingjay. Guess what? I loved that book too.

QOTD: So what do you think about the casting choices for Peeta & Katniss? Feel free to weigh in in the comments, or @reply me (@ScribeQuotes for any blog newbies). #thehungergames


4 thoughts on “Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins”

  1. I was late to the Hunger Games bandwagon too, they didn’t sound at all appealing at first. I even started the book and put it down right around Christmas time because they seemed just too dark to read for me right then. But then I devoured them like no other! Thank goodness for my Kindle and downloading things instantly, or I would have been out in the middle of the night looking for the second book.

    I think the casting is going to be interesting, I don’t love it right now but I’m hoping when we start seeing previews for the movie I’ll be impressed!

    1. By the time I got through with Catching Fire, I was hopelessly hooked! I have to say, I’m really interested with their casting choices. Lenny Kravitz as Cinna isn’t what I pictured, but I think it’s going to really work. I like him and I can’t wait to see him with his gold liner 🙂 I also can’t WAIT for the trailers to come out. The poster now with the fire is such a tease. Thanks for weighing in!

  2. I had a different vision for Peeta And Gale. think the movie may have been confusing if you hadnt read the books? Agree thank goodness for my nook download.

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