Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire

Author: Suzanne Collins

Published: New York : Scholastic Press, c2009

Pages: 391

Series: Book 2, The Hunger Games

Snippet: "In that one slight motion, I see the end of hope, beginning of destruction of everything I hold dear in the world. I cant guess what form my punishment will take, how wide the net will be cast, but when it is finished there most likely be nothing left.So you would think that at this moment, I would be in utter despair." 

Summary: May Contain Spoilers! By winning the annual Hunger Games, District 12 tributes Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark have secured a life of safety and plenty for themselves and their families, but because they won by defying the rules, they unwittingly become the faces of an impending rebellion. (Taken from Christchurch City Libraries Website)

Review: Pretty darn addictive. Thats all I have to say about it.  It's a good thing I was doing a read-a-thon when I had this book because I really couldn't stop reading it.  I pretty much had to know what was going to happen next.  My choice in guy for Katniss still stands.

I was very happy I got to know Gale a little better.  I thought Peeta was alright but really he's just not as cool as Gale, in my opinion.  As for Katniss she is one cool chick.  I have to say that some of the other characters who were newly introduced held a soft spot in my heart too.

If I had to say whether I preferred The Hunger Games or Catching Fire I would have to say that I actually liked them both equally.

I don't often read dystopian novels but Catching Fire is a really good one. It grabbed my attention from the very start and the ending was a good cliffhanger so it will be interesting to read the third book, Mockingjay which is not out yet.

Overall, Catching Fire is a truly addicting, riveting and amazing read.  If you haven't read this and The Hunger Games then you definitely should soon because it is awesome.

Source: Library

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