Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
I was worried that the author would not be able to follow up the first book in the Hunger Game series, but was wrong! She did a wonderful job of continuing the story. I am glad that we got to see more of Katniss's life outside of the Hunger Games and what life was like in District 12 as well as get a glimpse into the other Districts. While the uprising is kind of played out behind the scenes, it still has a huge impact on the story line. I am very much looking forward to the next book just to see what will happen. How can Katniss possibly make a choice between Peeta and Gale? Will she even get the opportunity or will the choice be taken away from her. Will the uprising be a success and if it is what will the survivors do? So many questions left to be answered.
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