Title: Catching Fire
Author: Suzanne Collins
Genre: Dystopia; Science Fiction; Young Adult; Romance
Synopsis: “Against all odds, Katniss has won the Hunger Games. She and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta Mellark are miraculously still alive. Katniss should be relieved, happy even. After all, she has returned to her family and her longtime friend, Gale. Yet nothing is the way Katniss wishes it to be. Gale holds her at an icy distance. Peeta has turned his back on her completely. And there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol – a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
Much to her shock, Katniss has fueled an unrest she’s afraid she cannot stop. And what scares her even more is that she’s not entirely convinced she should try. As time draws near for Katniss and Peeta to visit the districts on the Capitol’s cruel Victory Tour, the stakes are higher than ever. If they can’t prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that they are lost in their love for each other, the consequences will be horrifying.“
MY RATING: 5 Starts
I was still reading the first book of the series when I watched the Catching Fire movie. I have this thing: watch the movie and then read the book… so I can criticize the movie while I read the book, and believe me, I did it a LOT!
In the same day that I ended the fist book I started this one and I was loving it especially because it was a lot different from the movie.
This book is amazing… I loved the first one a little more then I loved this one but I still loved it.
I’ll be honest… I don’t know what I liked the most in this story. I liked the relationship between Katniss and Peeta (obviously) but I didn’t like the relationship between Katniss and Gale (I’m sorry if I’m being a spoiler!); I liked most part of the tributes this time, I liked the characters and the story; I liked the scenario and the way how things happened.
In my opinion this book was not so emotional as the first one… I was not that emotionaly damaged like I was with the “Hunger Games”… I don’t know why, but I laughed quite a lot reading this book sometimes, and I only cried once… and even then I didn’t cry a river.
The story of this book is the continuation of the story of the book 1.
This time Katniss and Peeta after winning the “Hunger Games” return to their district, but because of their victory now there is a rebellion to break out. Supposedly Katniss was the guilty part of the rebillion because of the way she won the Hunger Games with Peeta. Now, because of that the Capitol decided that someone had to pay, so now two of the past winners of the games of each district must participate in this new game created especially for them… Winners against winners.