Rating: 5 stars
Cover Rating: 3.5 stars (Again nice original concept, but I don't know there's just something I don't love about it. )
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: September 1, 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Page Count: 391 p.
Sequel to The Hunger Games
So Peeta and Katniss have become victors of the Hunger Games and are paraded around for praise. President Snow is not happy about it though, and let's Katniss in on a little secret; if she does not convince him that she is in love with Peeta, he will kill all of the people that they love. Katniss tries the best she can, but no performance is enough. Then she hears up uprisings in the other districts, rumors flying that District 13 is alive and well. Katniss realizes that she was the catalyst of this revolution sweeping to the Capitol and there is little she can do to stop it. She might just have to fuel it if she wants to survive.
Just as amazing as the first book, Catching Fire was a fantastic sequel. I will try to be brief, so I can get on to reading Mockingjay. This book added more wonderful characters and a lot more fire to an already fast paced story line. Cinna once again crafts jaw-dropping wardrobes, that may or may not be little incites into rebellion. This book left me bitting my nails until the very end, there was just so much happening. Rebellions are always quite exciting, especially in a dystopian-y type of world. These people are treated like crap all the time, and the slightest spark, sets the fire roaring. I really cannot wait to tear into the last book and see how this all plays out. Again, all the characters were flawlessly crafted to play off each other with their fears and jokes weaving in and out smoothly. The emotions ran high in this sequel, and I can only imagine that they will pique in the next book to nearly unbearable levels. This book was a surprise and it turned out better than I hoped. Seriously read this series, it was a mistake that I waited so long.
"I clasp the flask between my hands even though warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air."
"There is nothing in this world that could break me faster at this moment than these three faces."