Book Review: Catching Fire
|March 26, 2012||Posted by Cambria under Book Reviews, Uncategorized|
Title: Catching Fire (Hunger Games #2)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Format: Print and ebook
Publisher: September 1st 2009 by Scholastic Press
Genre: Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Young adult
Synopsis (courtesy of GoodReads):
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 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 of 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 (courtesy of me!):
As you all might have read in my review for Hunger Games, I put off reading this series. Because I was partly afraid of it. I knew that whatever lied within those pages would impact me, would make me feel, might even make me cry. I didn’t really want to go there. I was happy in my bubble gum world… but then the hoopla about the movie started and I thought that I better read it so I could watch the movies.
Catching Fire was just like Hunger Games in the fact that it made me feel, it made me cry and it kept me awake til I was done reading. This series is undoubtedly a page turner and an emotional rollercoaster.
Suzanne Collins has a breathtaking writing style that throws you right into the story and you feel everything Katniss feels, when she is hungry so are you. When she is hurting, so are you. It leaves you completely exhausted – yet wanting more.
I was exhausted when reading this book, I kept thinking “how much can one girl take?” and this girl, she take a lot. But she always hangs on, she always keeps fighting. I admire her so much for that.
Can I just say that I love me some Peeta??? I mean I really do.
Okay, I feel that I can move on now… this book is full of twists and turns and yet its somehow believable. I can’t go into a lot of detail because I don’t want to give anything away but I will say this book is worth the read. If you haven’t read it you should. This isn’t a book really, it’s an experience and you come away asking yourself, “well what would I do if that happened to me.”
I am moving on to the final book, Mockingjay, so I can see how all of this ends. I am hoping for a happy ending for the characters because they truly deserve it.
So there you have it. My opinion.