Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Spoilers from the first book!
Katniss Everdeen, the girl on fire, has survived the arena of the Hunger Games only to be forced on a victory tour with the threat that if she can't make people believe that she loves Peeta, bad things are going to start to happen. Still not entirely sure of her feelings for him, she knows she has to do this because her loved ones are in danger, including her family and Gale. With the Quarter Quell coming up, an even more horrific Hunger Games, Katniss adds to her worries of being a mentor for some other poor children. But when the rules suddenly change, Katniss struggles to figure out how to protect her and her loved ones while determining if she should be for or against the murmurs of uprising against the Capital.

Katniss is such a strong female character but has some obvious flaws which make her such a refreshing character to read about. Some times her reaction to situations annoys me but no character is perfect. I simply couldn't put this book down. I enjoyed book 2 more than book 1 as there was a good mixture of tension with the Capital and another Hunger Games. This was a great second book to the series and I think it'll make an even better movie than the first one.

First Line: "I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached in to the frozen air."


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