Catching Fire, Paperback
4 out of 5 (29 ratings)

Description

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.

This is the terrifying sequel to "The Hunger Games".

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Adventure
  • ISBN: 9781407109367

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Katniss and Peeta are back for the second installment in the hunger games Trilogy, and cliched as this sounds, you will not be dissapointed. It has beena few months since the dramtic conclusion to the Hunger Games, and there is dissent in Panem as Katniss and Peeta begin their victory tour.As the 75th anniversary of the Hunger Games approaches, it becomes clear that President Snow has further shocks in store for the pair. The action is fast and compelling, and the characters are likable, and the plot isn't as predictable as i'd expected. I will definitely be buying the third in the series.

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5

I’m going to follow everyone else’s lead and totally skip plot summary for Catching Fire. This is a thoughts post more than a review. I don’t want to give anything away, so we’ll just say that Katniss is back home but her troubles are greater than ever. She has a lot more riding on this than just her own survival. I had no idea where this book was going and I was thrilled about that. It’s another heartstopping, breathtaking ride. And no, the prose isn’t great, and to be honest the beginning is a little slow, but when I hit the middle nothing else really mattered. I had to know what happened. The book went in a direction I hadn’t even imagined, which makes it all a much better experience. Of course, the cliffhanger is just as intense as I’d expected. I normally hate cliffhangers, but there was no way I was missing out on this. I was sure I was going to be spoiled and I wasn’t, so I’m grateful for that. At least I knew the cliffhanger was coming and I’m glad that Suzanne Collins is hard at work on number three. I must know what happens!

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5

Synopsis: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...Love it , love it, love it! Read the first book [The Hunger Games] on a friend's recommendation and was very grateful. I think this second might be even better! Lots of action, some romance and above all a story that makes you think - highly recommended.

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5

One word: Terrific!I went into Catching Fire expecting a lot, since I very much enjoyed The Hunger Games. Thankfully, the book does not disappoint. Right from the start, the tension is present, as Katniss faces the wrath of the Capitol, who believes she is trying to overthrow them. Fascinating characters are introduced, and the drama between Katniss, Gale and Peeta continues. The action and suspense are aplenty, especially during the second half of the book. It was fun reading about the various dangers in the Hunger Games arena, and how Katniss and her allies try to survive them.However, I was slightly disappointed with Katniss’s character development. Throughout the novel, she constantly contemplates whether to spend the future with Gale or Peeta, even though the signs are somewhat clear. I feel that she’s becoming one of those shallow heroines in paranormal romances who can’t make up their minds about their lovers. Although the romance is fun to read about, it does tend to get annoying once in a while.Overall, Catching Fire is exciting and thrilling, and a satisfying addition to the Hunger Games trilogy

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3.5

Another round of the Hunger Games and Katniss is fighting for her life again, this time the powers that be are arrayed against her and survival is not only for her but for her friends and family too. Her relationship with Peeta is also getting more complicatedThe build-up of tension is huge in this story and it asks more questions than it answers. It is a bridging novel and there are some issues with it, but overall it's a fun read and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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