Author: Suzanne Collins
Book 2 in the Hunger Games Series…My review for book 1: Hunger Games can be found here.
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 her 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 in 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 (Minor Spoilers ahead):
IS CINNA ALIVE????????
A lot of people online and offline have told me that Mokingjay is not up to the mark when compared to its previous two prequels…BUT with THAT cliffhanger and the fact that I am really REALLY worried as to what happened to Cinna and this will make me dive into the third book pronto, bad reviews be damned…
I liked Cinna in the first part, but in this book he really became one of the best characters I have met! As Dumbledore said “It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.”, And in that sense Cinna is BRAVE..In a way his act of defying Capitol was much more than anybody else…It was understandable on the part of those living in hunger and oppression to rebel, but for someone who lives in Capitol, who is not directly affected by all this and to take a stand on such a platform, in such a public way…it was…amazing! Hats off!!
I liked the games this year more, as it had more characters, more alliances….This year Katniss was not against kids, but experienced Killers who were friends and knew each other since years…And this put the entire game in a different perspective….I look forward to seeing more of Finnik in Mokingjay…
Also, I loved the way the political unrest was handled…
I just hope it’s not toooo much of a let down!!
Here is a trailer for Catching fire: