Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Review by Lauren - Catching Fire

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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.

Oh my God I have been dying to get my hands on this book. Yesterday after school I pretty much sprinted to the book store to scoop it up and read it all through the night. In case you don't know, Catching Fire is the sequel to The Hunger Games. It's going to be a trilogy of science fiction novels about a teenage girl named Katniss Everdeen as she becomes a 'celebrity' through a competition designed to kill - I don't want to spoil too much from The Hunger Games so if you dont know what's going on at this point, go read it first.

So we left the last book off on a bit of a cliffhanger? Sortof? At least leaving you wanting more, and I'd read that this one was even worse than the last.

It definitely was.

I am just dying here to know what happens. The book obviously follows the aftermath of the competition & poor Katniss's love triangle (if you didn't see that one coming, get out from under your rock, please). IT'S EDWARD AND JACOB ALL OVER AGAIN. I hate love triangles. So, so much. I thought I was done with gut wrenching books once Twilight ended, but here we go again. It's so hard to because I don't know who to chose. Both boys are so adorable but I think I'm going to side with Peeta. Maybe Gale can go and imprint on their kid or something and solve everything...

:/ I can't see how this is going to end well.

The book was good for a sequel and of course I enjoyed it. Some huge plot twists (that I could sortof see coming) but not as good as the first. It had a sequel feel to it, but I think it fits well into the whole trilogy. It felt sortof like a New Moon style - although I did enjoy it. It seemed very transitionary though... It was transitionary. Like I said, the suspense of waiting for next one is killing me. Arg.

I don't want to spoil much from the book but I will say that things are getting epic. District 13 comes into play and Katniss's pin gets a whole lot of viewing time ;) Ponder that one.

Sadly, it cannot be counted towards Zombie Week. I tried to find something that constituted as a a zombie, but alas.

5/6 shelves

♥ Lauren


  1. TEAM PEETA!! Gale probably can't imprint on their kid, but who cares... I don't like him anyway.

    Nice review!

  2. good no zombies. they'd have a hard time with the games of the opponents reanimated.


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