Hi all 🙂
I’ve just finished “Catching Fire” and I have to say I was blown away at how awesome it was. It is even better than the first book, but I guess most sequels are 😀
The plot itself is more elaborate with interesting twists and turns, some you can anticipate, some you can’t, but find yourself thinking how you didn’t get it in the first place.
The story starts by presenting Katniss’s days after winning the Hunger Games, with all the fuss of the Victory Tour around all the districts of Panem. But something has happened since Katniss suggested the poisonous berries to Peeta in the arena. The people of the districts saw the act as it was, a defiance of the Capitol. And they seemed determined to follow.
Of course, president Snow tries to do everything in his power to stop the emerging rebellion. The following Hunger Games are getting nearer and being also a Quarter Quell, the rules are altered to fit the president’s needs: the tributes will be chosen from the districts’ current victors. And that only means on thing for Katniss. She’s back in the game.
The arena is new and even deadlier than before, following an interesting rule, that is meant to harm the tributes both physically and mentally. The story rushes on with new things at every turn and Katniss has to joggle allies she doesn’t trust, enemies she has to face and a promise she has to keep, not to mention a brilliantly designed contraption: the arena itself.
The though of rebellion that we meet at the beginning of the book slowly grows to intense facts by the end, revealing a new hope, but also a great loss. And again it happened. The last sentence sent a shiver through me as the tragedy in the words sunk in. And then all the pain, the suffering and hopelessness presented in these two books came back with a great force. And I just don’t have the words for that. But I’m glad it will be okay in the end, because I’m almost certain that it will be, in the end of book three.
Anyway, back to this one 😀 I really recommend it, because it will blow your mind 🙂
If you want to read it online, you can find it here: Catching Fire
And next time, I’ll be back with book three, “Mockingjay” 🙂
Until then, have a nice read and a nice day!