Sunday, January 22, 2012

Review: Catching Fire

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)

Catching Fire
By: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 391
Release Date: September 1, 2009
Source: Gift from Secret Santa! :)

Goodreads Synopsis:  

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster children for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol... -Goodreads-

My Thoughts:

 First and for most I have to tell you that the synopsis does not do justice for this book.  When I first read the synopsis I could not figure out why everyone was ranting and raving about these books.  One of my friends would ask me every time I saw her if I read them yet.  I would tell her no not yet but I will very soon.  I am so sad that I waited so long!!!

Katniss is back and she is living at Victor's Village with her family and Peeta.  She doesn't know what to do because she is supposed to be madly in love with Peeta but Gale is showing feelings toward her.  I don't know about her, but I would jump on Gale like no other.  I mean this is the guy who has been there for everything!  They are best friends!  UGH!  Any way she has to go back on tour for the Hunger Games and she really just wants it to be done and over.  President Snow makes a surprise visit to her to tell her that she will be with Peeta and not with Gale.  He tells her that she will marry Peeta!  What do you do now....she has to portray this image that she is madly in love with Peeta.  Which she is in love with Peeta but there is Gale.....  What to do, what to do..

Well it is the year of the 75th Hunger Games and that means that it is not just any other Hunger games, it is Quarter Quell.  Every 25 years it is a special Hunger Games.  There is basically no rules if you really think about.  And this year to the Capitol is special.  This year is going to the game of games.  This year all the previous victors are going back to the area.  I personally could not believe it.  I never saw this coming.  This is what I thought was going to happen in Catching Fire:

Katniss was going to go back to District Twelve and she was going to live in Victor's Village with Peeta.  About a year down the line she was going to make it perfectly clear to Peeta that she loves Gale and she wants to be with him.  The Capitol was not going to like it, but they don't own her anymore so what could they do.  She was going to have a decent life in District Twelve with Gale.  They were then going to have kids, and when there kids were old enough they were going to have to go into the arena.   

Boy was I wrong.  This book had so many twist and turns it was unbelievable.  I could not put it down.  It had everything you would want in a book and more!  Thank you Suzanne Collins for one amazing read!  YOU ARE THE BEST!  Now on to book 3!

My Rating:

I am giving this book 5 out 5 stars!   


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  2. The twists are fascinating - I couldn't put the book down. Had to whizz right through it and on to Mockingjay

    My review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins