01 February 2010

Review: Catching Fire By: Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Scholastic Press, 391 Pages (September 1st 2009)
From: Amazon

Synopsis: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty.

But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge.

Review: 5 Stars - AMAZING! This series just keeps getting better and better. It’s even more interesting and entertaining with now the second book in a Trilogy and the turn of each page! I didn’t know where Collins would take us in the second installment and was shocked and shocked some more as I read. As like with The Hunger Games I couldn’t get enough. The twists and turns were written perfectly. The characters all seemed to grow even before my eyes. The things that each character has to endure just were heartbreaking and breathtaking all rolled into a nice & shiny pretty orange book.

The way Collins writes is as if painting a picture or developing film before my eyes. The scenery is so easy to imagine as our hero’s face unimaginable and unbeatable odds over and over. The strength comes through in huge amounts as these people are faced to live in such a hard time. Each district is so vastly different from the other, however they are all faced with the same troubles.

From the horrible misuse of power within the Capitol and its ruthless President to each person living within the districts this book is something that shouldn’t be missed by any reader. As I’m sure just about everyone on the planet has read the first two books, I have to say if you haven’t you are missing out on something that’s more then a story, but a thrill ride from start to end. You won’t be disappointed. Go TEAM Peeta!

(This review has been kept short and to the point so I don’t give anything away.)

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  1. I like the second one better as well. I can't wait for the next one!

  2. I lovelovelovelove Catching Fire. Can't wait for the third book in the series. Especially since it was such a cliffhanger ending :D

    Great review!

  3. The Hunger Games is an amazing book, and Catching Fire was a worthy sequel. I am so excited for August 24th 2010 when the third and final book comes out.

    from http://themockingjay.vndv.com

  4. Mary - Thanks for the comment. I just couldn't believe this book. It's amazing, shocking and beautiful all rolled into one. :o)

  5. Choco - I agree totally with what you said. There were so many WTH moments in this book and then end... WOW! Talk about HUGE!

  6. Eric - Thanks for the comment! It's a long wait until August that's for sure. Sooo looking forward to it! An amazing series that's for sure. Oh, took a peek at your site, looks great! Also added you to twitter @BoundBybooks


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