Catching Fire By Suzanne Collins

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Hello everyone. Suzanne Collins has done it again, she had created another unforgettable book and caused me to lose even more sleep. Even when I finished the book I was kept awake thinking about it. Beware this review may contain spoilers if you haven't yet read The Hunger Games (and if you haven't do not leave it any longer to). Catching fire follows straight on from book one so in other words it's Katniss dealing with the aftermath of winning The Hunger Games. Before you freak out don't worry Peeta's a big part of this book as well. But after the stunt they both pulled at the games Peeta and Katniss may have unwillingly made a rebellion against the capitol all the more likely. Katniss has been given an ultimatum, convince everyone she's head over heels in love with Peeta or there will be tragic consequences. The ones of you who thought they may get a break after the games couldn't have been more wrong.
Here's the synopsis:

"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."

I had high hopes for Catching Fire and it didn't disappoint, I have to say I did prefer the first in the series but I loved this one nearly as much. There are a few new characters in Catching Fire who are a lot more likable than in the first book including Finnick Odair and Johanna Mason. Also existing characters like Haymitch seem more developed. So Peeta, where should I start with Peeta. I LOVED him in CF, he is so... I don't have the words but he is my favorite character in the books, Finnick is close behind though. Katniss, I don't hate her. Yes it's a miracle but I think she's one of my favourite heroines. I think the reason I like her is she nearly never needs saving, she a strong independent woman unlike many heroines. She needs to be a bit nicer to Peeta though. I would give this book 5/5 stars but not as high as the 5/5 I gave the first (it makes sense!). Also the film is coming out in the UK on the 23rd of March and personally I cannot wait. I'm going to see it near enough the moment it comes out. If it's rubbish and ruins the book for me I will be seeking revenge but for now I'm excited about the film. Watch the trailer here. There's going to be four films so they are going to split Mocking jay in half (I'm currently reading Mocking jay and its not going so well unfortunatly). Are you going to watch the film? Do you think they will fail like -in my opinion- Twilight did? Lets hope not.

My Favorite Quote
“Really, the combination of the scabs and the ointment looks hideous. I can't help enjoying his distress.
"Poor Finnick. Is this the first time in your life you haven't looked pretty?" I say.
"It must be. The sensation's completely new. How have you managed it all these years?" he asks.
"Just avoid mirrors. You'll forget about it," I say.
"Not if I keep looking at you," he says.”

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3 People dared to comment.:

Book Prowl said...

Great review, I love this book too, and I hope the film is just as fantastic! I hope they don't ruin it, but it looks good enough from the trailer. I'm excited!

Rachel @ Unforgettable Books said...

I loved Catching fire, it was my favorite in the series. formidable review. :) i can't wait for the film too.

Sheetal Sukanya Dash said...

I loved catching fire too but Hunger games is the best. I didn't like Mockingjay. I love Katniss too. She is spiky and hard to like; but her qualities are so much more admirable than Twilight’s mopey vampire-lover Bella

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