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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins

Synopsis at

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 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 Comments

This second installment of Hunger Games Trilogy still retains the original thrill.

Here we are given a better view of how people at Capitol lives and into Katniss personal life.

I love the vivid description of the Capitol. To me, it's not easy to write it as it needs a lot of imagination. The author also shown that she can "think" from a third party perspective when she wrote the emotions between Katniss, Peeta and Gale.

I think in this book the extend of cruelty of the Capitol is finally revealed. Looks like District 12 got it pretty light previously as compared to others districts and after the Games.
The most memorable scene for me would be Cinna final dress for Katniss. It's such a moving moment.

What I dislike about this book that the character, Katniss, is showing some faults. She can be said as a "user" of people. She used Peeta and Gale as and when she needs it. But I guess this is just another human nature. Survival to the fittest?

Am giving this book 4 stars out of 5 as I did not like the cliffhanger ending. Really hate it. It's like someone trying to be cute and make you guess their age.


  1. Slowly being worn down, as I've mentioned several times before I've kind of been put off these books by all the hype BUT I'm slowly, slowly coming round to the idea that I simply must read them for myself.

  2. Petty

    LOL.....this series is not that bad. At least it does not have foul language.


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