Catching fire is the sequel to Suzanne Collin's amazing book the Hunger games. When I first reviewed the Hunger games I gushed about how amazing it was. Courtesy of Scholastic I got to review Cathcing fire. And let me tell you, I was not disapponted!
Normally, the sequel to a good book results in a bad sequel but that would be the contrary in this story! Katniss has survived the Huner Games and has managed to keep Peeta alive at the same time. But the Capitol is not happy with that. They see "the desperate act of star-crossed lovers" as an act of defiance and they want justice. On top of all that it seems like an uprising is starting, triggered by Katniss. Oh and let's not forget all the boy drama! Peeta has found out Katniss and Haymitch's little arrangement while they were in the Hunger games and has broken his heart and she must face Gale. What has Katniss gotten herself into?
But the show must go on and everyone must believe that Katniss and Peeta are as in love as always were, even more. And president Snow is counting on that, or else...
Do I even have to tell you how great this book was? It has everything I look for in a book drama, action, romance and even some comedic relief. Oh man! I have to say I was kind of scared that this book wouldn't be able to measure up to the first one but boy was I wrong. Even though the setting has changed the characters are still the same, which invites a feeling of relief to engulfe you (if you get that). The character developpement in the book has pregreessed, in the Hunger Games we didn't get to spend much time with characters like Gale, but the second book comes back with a vengeance. You can't help but love all the guys in the story, even Haymitch.
I am unconditionnally and irrevocably in love with...This book ;D
So if you haven't read book one, get to it! It is time to start Catching fire!