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.
You have all heard me talk nonstop about Catching Fire and The Hunger Games series in general but I hadn't actually DONE a review on either of them. So, since I recently re-read Catching Fire, I'll review it today.
Although Catching Fire is a bit slower than The Hunger Games, so much more is at stake that the suspense is breath-taking. I have to say that I liked Catching Fire more because it's more political and much more like a rude awakening at what is happening in these districts.
Katniss is one of my favorite female protagonists in literature so far; she is strong, rash, and a fierce female who you wouldn't want battling against you.
Peeta is as adorable and sweet as any other. But I won't say much more because I am, in the end, a Gale fan. Where Peeta is sweet and talkative, Gale is rough around the edges, dark, serious, but so loyal to Katniss.
Suzanne Collins's writing flows off the page. It's amazing how vivid and real she makes everything: the details, the action, everything!
Even though I read it for the second time, it had me at the edge of my seat and just gasping with surprise at every turn. I can't wait till the next book, Mockingjay.
In one sentence:
"Best series next to Harry Potter."
Overall Feeling: 5