Author: Suzanne Collins
Series: The Hunger Games Book #2
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Adventure, Action, Romance.
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Released: September 1, 2009
Summary: courtesy of goodreads.com 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.
For Fans Of: Masque of the Red Death, Blood Red Road, The Last Princess, Divergent, and Ashes.
My Review: Once again I was blown away by this fantastic book. I read the first one and this one in a sitting. Suzanne Collins has a way of sucking you in and not letting you go. Catching Fire is my favorite out of the series. We revisit the arena for the games meeting new contestants, a brand new playing field and a plan for revolt.
The reason I liked this book out of the others was the new setting of the games. I like the new characters that are introduced. They add depth and dynamic to the story. And rather than fighting for survival, the contestants are fighting to find their way out of the arena and save Katniss and the revolt. I mean you just have to read it to find out why I like it so much. Words just can’t describe.