Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publisher: Schoolastic
Publication Date: Sept. 1, 2009
Hardcover 391 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0-439-02349-8

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.

This is the second book in The Hunger Games trilogy. If you read my thoughts on The Hunger Games you know that the book took me by surprise. I wasn't sure if I was going to like it but instead I loved it. I was eager to read Catching Fire, but it sat on my bookshelf for a few weeks. At last the time came and I read it. Let me tell you I was not disappointed. I was a little worried that Catching Fire would lose some of the "fire" that The Hunger Games had. I have read trilogies or series where the first book was great, but after that they lost momentum. Suzanne Collins has written another fantastic book. It was as exciting as the first book. It took 2 days to read it. I wanted to neglect everything just to finish it. The world Suzanne creates is harsh but the characters are fantastic. The story line keeps you interested from beginning to end.
If you haven't read these books yet, you should put them on your TBR list. Now all I have to do is wait for Mockingjay. All I can say to that is Bring It On!

Just for my nosy nature: Who do want Katniss to end up with Peeta or Gale? Leave a comment and let me know.

*Picture and summary taken from goodreads


  1. I'm like you and didn't expect to love these books, but I did and now I'm eagerly awaiting Mockingjay.

    And I'm on Team Peeta. :)

  2. Okay, I have not read these but bought them and I am starting them this weekend. I hope I am sucked in to these books as everyone else is.

  3. I LOVED The Hunger Games, and I can't wait to read Catching Fire. Glad to know that the series hasn't lost its thunder :)

  4. My vote is on Peeta. :) I have this one pre-ordered and can't wait!

  5. It's Peeta for me.
    Don't you just 'hate/love ' the suspense created by this book?

  6. I think I'm on Team Gale :) I absolutely love this series and have already preordered Mockingjay, I'm so excited it's only 10 days before it comes out!

  7. I feel sometimes like I'm the only person left who has not read these books...I read the description of Hunger Games and was sure I was not going to like it...Maybe I should re-think this...


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