Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.
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 her 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 in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn.
Excellent book! Lots of things going on in this one. It ended with one heck of a cliffhanger, too. Wow…
Sorry for the briefness of this review, but I’ve already begun reading book three, Mockingjay, and don’t want to inadvertently reference something that happened in that book, and not this one.
This has quickly become one of my favorite series of all time… I can’t recommend it enough!
Author: Suzanne Collins
Title: Catching Fire
Series: The Hunger Games #2
Published: 9/1/2009 by Scholastic Press
Rating: ★★★★★ – BOOK WORTH READING
This review was originally published on Goodreads on May 2, 2012.