Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Published: September 1st 2009

Genre: Dystopian, YA
Pages: 391
Rating: 5 out of 5

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 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 of the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.

My review:  After reading The Hunger Games in two days, I immediately picked up Catching Fire because I wanted more of the story and more of Collins' writing. I didn't want it to disapoint me. Lucky me, because it did not. It was amazing. Not as good as THG but still, a great book.

Now, two weeks after reading it, it's hard for me to write a review. Not just because It's been 2 weeks since I've read it, but because I feel like this book doesn't need anymore reviews. It has so many and most of them positive, and this one would be just another one in the chain. Anyway, I'm gonna do my best and write a short review.

The character of Katniss develops a lot in this book. It will reassure you how she cares and how selfless she is. How she cares about the people she loves, more then she cares about herself. 

There are a lot of action scenes. That's what I loved the most in THG and I love the most in this book. I don't know how Suzanne does it, but she writes action scenes perfectly. 

If you are looking for only a romance in this book, then you won't find it. There wans't a lot of it, which by the way makes me happy. I do not like too romantic books, too much love showing and things like that.

Overall, Catching Fire was an amazing read. I'd recomment it to every one.


1 comment:

Mel - Thedailyprophecy. said...

This was my favorite book from the three! I loved the whole surrounding and the characters <3