Friday, July 15, 2011

Catching Fire, Book Review

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster boys for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol. Catching Fire maintains the adrenaline rush of Suzanne Collins's series launch

Catching Fire ( Hunger Games #2 ) by Suzanne Collins
ebook, 256 pages
Published 2009 by Scholastic

REVIEW (spoilers from previous books):
After i finished Hunger Games, i was excited so i immediately got Catching Fire. Unfortunately, i can't say i enjoy it that much. 

Once again, the book has the story from Katniss' POV. First part, is back at District 12 after the winning of the games. At some point, after things that happened, she is picked once again with Peeta for the Hunger Games and again you see the preparation and everything that annoyed me at the previous books. Part 2, of course, is again the new Hunger Games.

As you can see the book is like a copy of the previous one in the main plot but with changes over the actions of the previous book. Result of that was, to really get bored at the first part once again. Thankfully, when we went into the games the story got interesting again. I have to say i liked more this book's games since the trap had a mystery behind it which wasn't that easily seen and it was far more dangerous both the setting and the new players.
You see a little more of Katniss power and influence to other. She is an amazingly strong person who fights or sacrifices herself for the others and cares for what's happening and what she brought upon the people. I found Peeta same boring as before. But i did love all the new players. They were so interesting and their scenes had meanings and excitement.

Apart from those i did found the book repeating the 1st one. Since the actual big change only happens at the last 1-2 chapters. It certainly leave a cliffhanger and you need to read the next book after it. What actually saved it for me, and made me finish was the games once again.

Mockinjay (Hunger Games #3) - Small Review
Can't read it. I tried. It's such a letdown after the previous two. Katniss is really annoying and there is nothing worse than a great character turn to be an a**.
Went and read the last chapters so i know what's going on. Didn't like the end either. Again cause of Katniss. She feels so dead and useless.


  1. Aw, we're sorry you didn't like them. We did! But that's okay, everyone should form their own opinions. Thanks for sharing yours. :)

  2. Yes it's normal. Even the classics don't be liked by everyone :) Thanks for reading.

  3. I still love that Suzanne Collins managed to put Katniss back in the arena in book two. I was shocked and impressed because I never thought book two even had a chance to compare with the first one. I am bummed you didn't finish MockingJay but I do agree that it is the weakest of the books. Overall I love this series though( and I still think you may want to try out The Girl Who Was On Fire.)

  4. @TheGirlOnFire: I might get on it later. I'm definitely not in mood right now. I think Hunger Games will be for me, one of the books were i like the movies more.


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