The last few months have disappeared in the blink of an eye. It’s November and I had only re-read the first novel in ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy, when it was my absolute aim to re-read the entire series before ‘Mockingjay Part 2’ hit cinemas (in 10 days time!) Thankfully, four days ago I picked up the second book, ‘Catching Fire’, on a whim and I blazed through it (pun intended), meaning I’ve now finished my 55th book of the 2015 Reading Challenge: ‘Catching Fire’ by Suzanne Collins, the second part of #32 A trilogy.
My Goodreads Review
“‘Catching Fire’ is the second book in ‘The Hunger Games’ trilogy by Suzanne Collins. With Katniss and Peeta having both won the Games and by doing so sparked rebellion in the districts, ‘Catching Fire’ begins with preparations for the Victory Tour with a sinister visit from President Snow himself. Katniss’s aim: to ensure any talk of an uprising is quashed in order to protect her family.
This novel sees the development of the resistance, with plans being made both by the rebels in the districts and the ruling Capitol. Then comes the announcement, and subsequent reaping, for the Quarter Quell (the 75th annual Hunger Games) and everything changes again.
This novel is incredibly fast-paced and almost impossible to put down. The characters are so well fleshed out and the plot, both before and after the Games, is intricate and full of action – it’s an excellent book, and the trilogy as a whole is outstanding!”
It’s impossible to discuss this book in a spoiler-free manner, especially considering that plot twist! I love the characters, particularly Katniss and Peeta (although Haymitch, Effie and Cinna cannot go unmentioned – even President Snow in all his power-hungry glory) and the lengths they are willing to go to protect those they love. I cannot recommend this series highly enough, even if you have seen the films, these books are worth reading (and then re-reading!)
#32.2 A trilogy – Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (9/10)
Thirty-eight down, twelve to go. (Fifty-five read)
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