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 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.
Though highly anticipated I was not sure if the sequel could keep up with my high expectations. I should not have doubted Suzanne Collins ability to continue the story in an extremly satisfying and enthralling way.
In Catching Fire the Capitol is even more twisted, you feel closer to the characters and you will be shocked by the turn of events. Some are expected others will take you by total surprise.
Be aware when you start reading this book you will not put it down until you turned the last page. And even than the story will follow you and keep you thinking for weeks. There is only one way to rate part 2 of The Hunger Games:
By the way, the release of the final book Mockingjay is only a couple of month away (August 2010).