Published: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Series: The Hunger Games #2
Challenges: 2012 TBR Challenge, 2012 Goodreads Challenge
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.
My Thoughts:Katniss and Peeta are alive. After the stunt that they pulled in the Hunger Games after they changed the rules at the very end. Making them both decide, they both live or die.
After that, the Capitol is not very happy. President Snow is rather pissed, and looking for his revenge.
After Katniss returns home from the District Tours, she is reunited with her family in their new home. She must return to the woods. She has to know how Gale is after everything that has happened during the Hunger Games. After of course Katniss and Peeta have professed their love for each other. Where does that leave her with Gale now? How does he feel about her?
After talking to Gale she has made a choice. Including all the ones that she loves. That is stopped abruptly after a visit from President Snow, that left Katniss fearing for the lives of those she loves!
Catching Fire was just as, if not better then The Hunger Games. It was a very well written, fast paced, edge of your seat book. You get to learn more about the characters. You get to see, how they have grown. Especially Katniss and Peeta. After everything that they have been through. Together.
You will find yourself lost in the world that Suzanne Collins has created. How the world is created is so amazing. The things that are happening to the citizens of District 12, as well as the other Districts. Havoc is breaking out. Rebellion. Everything is falling apart.
After the news about the 75th annual Hunger Games, I think my mouth was on the floor for a good 20 min. I could not believe what was happening. After everything that Katniss and Peeta had been through, the nightmare was not over.
For me, this book was hands down amazing. More than any words I could say about this book would do it justice!
*I will be announcing my new ratings possibly tomorrow. I have a new one*