Wednesday 16 September 2009

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

Pages: 472
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: 7th September 2009

Other Titles in the Series: The Hunger Games (my review)

From Amazon: After winning the brutal Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen returns to her district, hoping for a peaceful future. But Katniss starts to hear rumours of a deadly rebellion against the Capitol. A rebellion that she and Peeta have helped to create. As Katniss and Peeta are forced to visit the districts on the Capitol's cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. Unless Katniss and Peeta can convince the world that they are still lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying... The terrifying sequel to The Hunger Games.

I don’t really know what to say about Catching Fire other than it was phenomenal!

My expectations were high, although I never anticipated that it would surpass The Hunger Games. But it did. Katniss and Peeta’s story continued at break-neck speed and I hung on every single word. The plot twists and surprises just kept on coming. And some of them were pretty horrifying.

In Catching Fire I hated the Capitol and willed Katniss and Peeta on more than ever. I usually wish to be catapulted into the world that I’m reading about when I love a book, but after reading about life in Panem, I am extremely grateful that that isn’t possible.

On my Goodreads I gave Catching Fire five stars, but only because you can’t give any higher. This book has a firm place in my top five favourite books ever, along with it’s predecessor, and it’s going to take one hell of a book to knock it out of there.

I’m literally chewing my fingers off in anticipation for the final instalment of this amazing trilogy. It’s going to be one hell of a finale.



  1. When Catching Fire finally gets to our house, there will be a wrestling match over who gets it first. Lucky you to have already read it. Glad to hear it won't disappoint!

  2. Wow - more than 5 stars! It's great to hear howmuchyou loved it. Thanks for the wonderful review!

  3. I am so glad to hear you really liked this one too. It's definitely at least a five star. Great review!

  4. I agree - if I could have given it 6 stars, I would've! Great review, and can't wait for the next one!

  5. its so weird because the capitol tries to kill gale!!!!

  6. I loved this book it was amazing. Great review!

  7. This book is exactly what you said..phenomenal! I cant stop thinking about it! Catching Fire and The Hunger Games are in my top 5 books! Cant wait to see what Collins has in store for us in book 3!!! :) Great review!!



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