Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Review: Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins


Compered to the first Hunger Games I found the 2nd one a bit of a disappointment, but what can Suzanne expect when she set her bar so high on the first one? While the Huger Games is a fast-paced, intense, dystopian, filled with romance and horror, I found this book similar. After the annoying cliff hanger in the first book, Catching Fire is intense from the start to the end and follows a similar plot but not at such a fast pace, which I found annoying since most of the action didn't happen till the end and then another cliff hanger occurred.

Don't get me wrong I loved it! It was not what I expected, unique and eventful but it was not as mind-blowing as the first book. 

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. 

Another fantastic dystopian which I can not wait to see on the big screen!

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