by Suzanne Collins
Published: September 1st 2009
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 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 OVERVIEW: The book felt a little disjointed. It felt like all the author wanted to do was get to the Quarter Quell and threw the other stuff in there.
PROS: I did like how the Quarter Quell worked out with the different tributes. I also liked the new tributes they brought in. Beetee and Finnick were great additions to the team.
CONS: I would have liked to have seen more of the districts. We see 11 then in a paragraph or two 10-1 and suddenly we are at the Capitol. Oh, and why did you have to kill off my favorite character? Why?