Catching Fire Review

Thursday, May 20, 2010

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.
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Oh. My. Gosh. I hardly know where to start on Catching Fire! Ok (deep breaths)...we'll start at the beginning. Katniss and Peeta, despite all odds set against them, survive the Capitol's Hunger Games and must embark on a victory tour of the Districts, forcing them to face their victim's families, while said families must pretend to love, adore, and admire the people who killed their children in the arena. Katniss and Peeta, as well as their mentor, Haymitch, just want the Games to be over. The Capitol, however, does not. The Hunger Games are a reminder of their power, and Katniss and Peeta upset the balance when both of them survived the arena.

Unknowingly, Katniss and Peeta have sparked a rebellion in the Districts, causing President Snow to take notice and prompting him to introduce a twist into the year's Quarter Quell. The tributes will, this time, be drawn from the previous victors of the Hunger Games...the very same victors who have been guaranteed freedom from re-entry ever again. One man and one woman from each District must enter, and there's only one female from District 12. It's inevitable. Katniss and Peeta will fight to the death in the arena again.

I'm going to stop summarizing there because I really, really don't want to give anything away. After I read The Hunger Games, I had to get my paws on Catching Fire ASAP, so I went to the bookstore first thing in the morning. I read it in one day. I couldn't put it down. I felt soooo angry towards the Capitol, and every twist and turn in this book is like a knife in your gut. It's riveting.

I give this book a 5 out of 5, hands down. While some people hate the abrupt endings, I think they're brilliant...they keep you hanging! I can't wait for the third book, Mockingjay, set to release August 24th! I can't wait!

P.S. Have you seen the cover for Mockingjay?!?!

P.P.S. Team Peeta ;)


  1. Awesome review! I am so excited for Mockingjay!!!!

  2. I dislike, cliff hangers, and with that in mind I am probably shying away from one of the best novels around, but I only have till Aug. right? I cant wait to pick them up!

  3. Isn't it marvelous! I can't wait! Great review. This book rocked my socks too :)

  4. Yay! I'm glad you liked it. I'm super excited for Mockingjay too! And I'm more of a Team Gale and Team Peeta kind of girl haha ;)

  5. mmm...I loved Hunger Games. I SOOO need to read Catching Fire. Sounds like more great fun.

  6. Argh, I can't believe I haven't read this yet! I need to!

  7. i heard that series was amazing!!!!! I really need to read it!!!! I also agree with what Emidy said!

  8. I hope to get to Hunger Games this summer. I want to see what this series is about.

  9. I just skimmed your review, because I still need to read this one (I'm waiting until summer, closer to the release of Mockingjay!). Glad to see you gave it 5/5! It's taken all my self control not to just dig into CF for all these months ;)

  10. I still need to read this one... well, all of them, and like Lea, I'm waiting until Mockingjay comes out to read them! I'm really glad that you're enjoying them! :)


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