Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty. But there are rumors of rebellion among the subjects, and Katniss and Peeta, to their horror, are the faces of that rebellion. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Suzanne Collins continues the amazing story of Katniss Everdeen in Catching Fire, the second novel of the phenomenal Hunger Games trilogy.
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This was my least favourite book of the series, and also the least memorable. The other characters overshadowed the main ones, and I didn't quite feel the same sense of urgency and need to have them safe as I did in the first book.
The most memorable scene here was when Gale was whipped; it was a good scene in that it made me feel rage at what happened, but it still doesn't excuse the rest of the book. The entire environment was not as important to me, and I did not have the same immersed feel when reading this book as I did the first. The entire section of the book that took place during the 75th Hunger Games felt too short and not as important to the plot - at least, that was the impression I got when reading it, even though it was one.
I did not care much for the outcome of the games this time around, and although the end of the book was surprising, I still finished the book with dissatisfaction. The romance was not done as well, and there did not seem to be anything plot related for me to stick to or speculate over.
While the next book improved a bit, this one left much to be desired. While it is the bridging book between the great beginning and the anticipated ending, it could have been done much better plot wise and character wise in the way it was written. I didn't quite care for any part of this book that would make me want to hope for something at the end, and for that reason it will always be the in-between book that left a fleeting impression on me.
Easily the best of the trilogy.
It's non-stop, can't put it down until you've finished, can't stop thinking about it after action. Deeply thought provoking.
After you finish reading the triology, you have to go back and read them again because you can't stop thinking about it.
This is the second in the trilogy. I've only read the first 2 so far, and the first one is so far the best.
This second book in the Hunger Games trilogy picks up where the first left off. Thankfully, there is minimal recapping, but that also means you cannot read these books out of order. Which is actually a big plus for me.
As both a sequel to the first and a prequel to the finale, there is a good deal of "setting up" in the first part of the book and so it drags just a smidge to begin with. I was drawn in much more quickly with the first book.
And then - mega twist. The second half of this book takes off like a rocket and leaves you with an infuriating cliffhanger.
I think there was a little less originality here, which you'll get when you read it. However, I forgive it.
I went out and bought the second book in the Hunger Games series before I even fished the first. I was about 20 pages away from finishing and knew that I had to find out what happens to Katniss, Peeta and Gale. It was amazing, I finished reading it is three days. I haven't been sucked into a series like this since Harry Potter but I'm so glad I've found a series that has me reading again. The heroine Katniss is really that, a heroine and I like that she is a strong female to contend with in the Hunger Games. And the affable Peeta reminds me a tiny bit of Neville in the Harry Potter books, a little bit hopeless but you can't help but love him.
This is the second book to the Hunger Games. I finished this book in a day because I just couldn't put it down. The entire book was really intense. I'm reading the third one now and I'll be so sad when I'm done reading the third one. The only thing I am not fond of is the way they ended this book. But that's okay since I have the third one in hand to start right away.
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