Wednesday 1 April 2015

Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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 her 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 in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before...and surprising readers at every turn.

Review: Wow, this was such a gripping read. Like the first hunger games, I listened to this one on audiobook and it proved to be an excellent listen. I have to say, the best part of this book for me was the ending, so dramatic and such a cliffhanger-I had to start the third in this trilogy literally the moment I finished this second installment! 

I loved catching up with Katniss and Peeta, it was great to get back in with these characters. There really is a power struggled between these two as to who is on top, who is the more dominant force and it really carries on in this novel. Obviously the pair are linked and have to prove themselves as a couple but this seems harder than it should be. There are twists and turns a plenty for this pair and I love that Suzanne Collins made sure that it wasn't plain sailing for our hero and Heroine. Some of the games makers and the political figures play a bigger part in this story and that really gives you more of an insight into the world of the Hunger Games and the society that means they have to take place. 

The ogre and bloodshed was just a prevalent in this book than in the original novel, there are definitely some  moments that will gross you out and some moments where you are gunnery terrier the whole things is goingt no go up in flames. It was a truly satisfying ending following a truly satisfying read. It will get your adrenaline pumping and make sure that you really don't want to stick around to see the under games actually take place! 

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