Book Review – Catching Fire

Catching Fire is about the after-effect of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark's victory in the 74th Hunger Games. Despite all odds, the pair came out of the games together, "in love", and fueling an unrest in the 12 districts of Panem on the brink of their victory tour. Amongst the political turmoil, Katniss faces an inner turmoil as well. Can she give off the appearance that she loves Peeta for the Capitol's sake? Has she lost Gale forever? Has she lost herself?

Well naturally I’m going from The Hunger Games to Catching Fire. As previously mentioned, this was a Little Free Library find and a book I’m about 10 years late to the party for. Oops!

Book 6:
Catching Fire
by Suzanne Collins

Genre:
Young Adult, Fiction, Dystopian

Published:
September 2009

Synopsis According to Mandi:
Without spoilers, Catching Fire is about the after-effect of Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mallark’s victory in the 74th Hunger Games. Despite all odds, the pair came out of the games together, “in love”, and fueling an unrest in the 12 districts of Panem on the brink of their victory tour. Amongst the political turmoil, Katniss faces an inner turmoil as well. Can she give off the appearance that she loves Peeta for the Capitol’s sake? Has she lost Gale forever? Has she lost herself?

Favorite Quote(s):
Again, though the rating will be high, I can’t say this is an incredibly quotable book, but alas:

“I really can’t think about kissing when I’ve got a rebellion to incite.”

– Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Awards (based upon my brief research):
Goodreads Choice Awards Young Adult Series (2009)
Goodreads Choice Awards All-Time Favorite (2009)

Pages:
391

My Overall Rating:
4.5 – This book had a slower start than the first. There were parts I had to re-read in order to understand once I got into the thick of it. Still, as a whole, I have to go 4.5, because the story is gold. I love where Collins took it from the last book, and I’m curious to see where she’ll take it in the next!