Sunday, March 21, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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.

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."

Plot: 5
Writing: 5
Characters: 5
Cover: 5
Overall Feeling: 5
Average: 5


Book Crazy Jenn said...

I really want to read this series - I must not read your review LOL -

Sara said...

Aww awesome review! I'm also totally in love with this series. I'm pretty much torn between Peeta and Gale, I love both of them. Haha I would be happy if she ended up with either one of them. I can't wait for Mockingjay! :)

wolf45 said...

this book is awesome ive finished hunger games and im moving on to catching fire cant wait till next book.Go to my blog at

lale said...

Gale! Noooo! I'm a complete Peeta fan. The whole 'childhood friend becomes lover' thing is starting to get to me. :P My favorite thing about the series is probably that Suzanne Collins just plonks her characters in ever more evil situations AND gets them out of them, which makes for awesome awesome character development and grittiness and tension anad ALL THINGS GOOD.


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