Sunday, December 11, 2011

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Release Date: September 1st, 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 391
Format: Hardcover
Acquired: Bought
Interest: Series
Others in the Series: The Hunger Games
Age Group: Young Adult
Rating: 5 Stars

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.

I may be seriously late for this, but I just want the world to know that I have been Team Peeta since the first book and I remain it until the end. So, i just want to get that out there. There's no getting around it, Gale is not my favorite, he would not understand, and Peeta is just awesome.

Now that we got that out of the way, let's get to the main point. I'm not going to lie that I didn't expect the Capitol to do what they did, but since this is a trilogy it makes sense that they would do something sneaky and make life difficult for Katniss, if I were them, I would do it too.

The entire plot had me on the edge of my seat, especially because I could not believe that they were going back into the arena, and that just freaked me out. The new characters that were brought in was almost refreshing to see some new faces, but I was a little confused on what was going on. I liked how Suzanne expanded her imagination to make a new, more complex arena.

I honestly had no idea what the Capital had planned, but the ending certainly left me confused. I kept thinking to myself what the heck is going on here.

I don't know what else to say, because this is really just awesome book. I was not happy with the way it ended completely, but it keeps the reader's something to look forward to in the last book.

Awesome book with the return of an awesome heroine

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