Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)

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The sparks fly in this latest installment
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Reader reviewed by Jamie

This is an amazing sequel to  book 1:Hunger games and part of an addictive action packed Ya apocalyspe series.  Katniss Everdeen is back just when she thought all her problems was solved it wasn't.  This is about  Katniss Everdeen has angered the leaders of the Capitol, who are now seeking revenge. There is threat of an uprising, which the Capitol has been trying to prevent since the dawn of Panem,Peeta and Katniss had huge affect on the crowd  after winning the games. I wouldn't want to spoil it but check this out it lives up to it's hype!

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A More Intense Game
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5.0
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Reader reviewed by Kellie

Catching Fire, the second book of the Hunger Games trilogy, continues where The Hunger Games left off, but takes a darker approach.  The book, though consistent with the first book in tone, is much more political, violent, and disturbing.  

The book focuses more on the larger picture of life in Panem, and focuses on more of the story outside of Katniss' life. Catching Fire is even more violent than The Hunger Games, but also goes deeper into the romantic elements of the story.

My one complain about Catching Fire is that I felt like it ended too soon. Where The Hunger Games felt like a complete and finished work, Catching Fire is a cliffhanger that is stopped short in anticipation of the third book.

Catching Fire is a fast but though provoking read. Can't wait for the third book!




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I can't wait for the sequel
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Reader reviewed by Rachelle Knight

I read Catching Fire thinking this was the end of the Hunger Games books.  Wrong!  When I got to end and found out the next book won't be out till the summer I could have cried!  I need to know what happens.  This is another great book by Suzanne Collins, and equally as hooky as the first book in the series, The Hunger Games.  I would recommend these for any adult or teen looking for a great escape.
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Sparks of Rebellion in a Hopeless Society
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Reader reviewed by Penultimate Page

My Thoughts:

As soon as I finished The Hunger Games, I immediately had to pick up Catching Fire. By the end of Hunger Games, I was so happy I had bought them both at the same time.

It was shocking, heartbreaking, and the perfect continuation of Katniss story.
I thought, at first, that Hunger Games could not be topped. How on earth could this storyline continue without feeling repetitive? Obviously, I was wrong. Collins returned to the world, the characters, and the plot with fresh eyes, while somehow still conveying the hopelessness of the world and the hopefulness of the characters. The plot, though similar to that of the first book, was completely enrapturing and made my heart race.

In Catching Fire, we learn more about the characters and, not only theyre backgrounds, but theyre possible futures as well. We also get to meet new characters as Katniss and Peeta travel the Districts on their Victory Tour. Though we heard about the other Districts in Hunger GamesCatching Firebrings you into the lives of the citizens. Though some of the districts may have greater industries than Katniss District 12, no one has an easy life. People are dying, rebellions are stirring, and it all seems to be because of Katniss and a few little berries. As well as the introduction of new characters, more information is revealed about characters we met in Hunger Games. Gale, Haymitch, and President Snow all make appearances, and great impacts. I had hoped to see more of Gale in Fire, and, while I did, I was none too pleased with him. Before, I had a soft spot for him, but now, he just seems icy and distant and I could care less about him. We learn more about Haymitch and his past with the Games, which caused my heart to swell for him. President Snow makes the biggest impact of all. He went from barely there in Hunger Games to a major player in Catching Fire.

The plot, though similar, was not at all what I had expected. There was a completely unexpected twist that had me on edge from the very first page. I was crying, laughing, and longing more than in any other book. Ive heard that some did not like Catching Fire as much as The Hunger Games, and while I loved them both, I just have to say that, to me, they are completely different books. Yes, I know they are the same series, I know they are the same author, etc etc. However, I cannot seem to compare them.

The only part of Catching Fire I was not happy with was the ending. CLIFFHANGER! WHY?! How many days until Mockingjay?

The Verdict: Perfect. I could not ask for more in a continuation of The Hunger Games.

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A great sequel
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Reader reviewed by Katie

For fans of the original Hunger Games, the sequel is just as good - some would say better. Katniss and Peeta are living a life of luxury - but Katniss has unwittingly become the face of a rebellion. She should put a stop to it, right? Or should she? This book is a great sequel in a series with yet another book to come, especially considering that the second book in a series is usually the worst [consider Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]. If you have to know what happens after The Hunger Games, the only thing that will disappoint you is that the third book isn't out. This is a sequel that not oly satisfies, but leaves readers wishing for still more.
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Even better than the Hunger Games!
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Reader reviewed by Jonathon Arntson

Writing: 5/5 
Originality: 5/5 
Cover: 5/5 
Characters: 5/5 
Reading experience: 5/5 

Awesome! Rarely is a sequel better than the first, tenfold. I cannot wait for the third book. Never have I fallen in love with so many characters in one book, eventhough I hated half of them in the beginning. Collins takes you on an extremely vivid journey, with not only twists and turns, but corkscrews. You will never have it figured out, I don't even think she did until the very end. Brilliant!


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The Ember Ignites
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Reader reviewed by Carmen

If you haven't finished the first book, The Hunger Games, go run to the library immediately before reading the rest of this review. 

So you've survived the first games have you? Are you sure you're ready for more? Katniss Everdeen sure isn't. As she tries to settle into her new life as a Games victor, she wonders more about her feelings for Peeta and how the Capitol could ruin her life and everyone else she cares for. A shocking surprise jolts the new winner as a certain president pays her new home a visit and other unwanted visitors arrive. Can Katniss fight? Or should she run? Will she even have the option? Read on. 
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Genius!
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Reader reviewed by BooksObsession

The novel picks up
from where The Hunger Games left off, with Katniss returning to her
home in district 12 as victor. She is well-known worldwide, and pretty
soon starts hearing rumors that she might be causing rebellions
throughout Panem. One day, the intimidating President Snow visits
Katniss and what he tells her leaves her frightened for her own life
and the lives of all her loved ones. To add to the plot, the 75th
Hunger Games are approaching and the Capital has decided to change a
few rules...

The book is split into three parts: The victory
tour through the 12 districts, preparing and training for the 75th
Hunger Games, and inside the arena for the games themselves. My
favorite part would have to be the latter because so many important,
nail-biting events happened.

Even though I wish the story could've taken place actually inside the
arena more, the action was non-stop and almost each chapter ended with
a fantastic cliff hanger! The read was thrilling and exhilarating, very
enjoyable.

I was deeply absorbed in Katniss's character, and the
way she was beautifully written. Just like in the first book, I felt
like I was with her throughout the entire novel - specifically in the
arena. I could literally feel her pain, even more so than during the
first book, since I knew her character so well and everything she had
been through. While Katniss was torn between her love for Gale or
Peeta, it made my heart ache, too.

Another thing I really liked about Katniss's character was the way she was so realistic!
Even though the novel is set in the future, Katniss was just like any
other female teenager. She had her fair share of random mood swings,
like most adolescent girls do. But another thing that got brought to my
attention was her human instinct while trying to survive in the Hunger
Games arena. Even though she continuously was determined to put Peeta's
life before her own, there were split seconds when her human instinct
would slip through and she'd want to save herself instead. At first, I
was thinking that it was kind of selfish, but then I realized - hey,
even the most humble people probably have times like these. You can't
really help it, you're only human!

I loved how Katniss's
mockingjay was the symbol for the rebellions. The mockingjay played a
tremendous role in the story, and showed up during many parts. Hence
the cover - which I love by the way. The subtle message of politics and
symbolism was a nice touch in the novel and I liked how it wasn't "in
your face", like some books are.

I found myself actually talking
outloud during some chapters, or yelling at the idiotic President Snow.
That's just how much this terrific story will suck you in. You will
seriously feel like you are in the book. It made me want to pick up a weapon and join the fight!

I
am on the edge of my seat, very anxious for the third book in the
series to be published. I've never been so excited for a book to come
out, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait until fall 2010 when it's
released! Suzanne Collins is now on my list for favorite authors. :)


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Genius!
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Reader reviewed by BooksObsession

When I read a series, the first book is always my favorite. However, Catching Fire - the sequel to The Hunger Games
- just broke that trend. This book was an unbelievable, unpredictable
novel that is on the top of the list for one of my favorite books. Ever.

The
novel picks up from where The Hunger Games left off, with Katniss
returning to her home in district 12 as victor. She is well-known
worldwide, and pretty soon starts hearing rumors that she might be
causing rebellions throughout Panem. One day, the intimidating
President Snow visits Katniss and what he tells her leaves her
frightened for her own life and the lives of all her loved ones. To add
to the plot, the 75th Hunger Games are approaching and the Capital has
decided to change a few rules...

The book is split into three
parts: The victory tour through the 12 districts, preparing and
training for the 75th Hunger Games, and inside the arena for the games
themselves. My favorite part would have to be the latter because so
many important, nail-biting events happened.

From Page 308
I've
never seen any animal move so fast. They slide down the vines as if the
things were greased. Leap impossible distances from tree to tree. Fangs
bared, hackles raised, claws shooting out like switchblades. I may be
unfamiliar with monkeys, but animals in nature don't act like this.


Even though I wish the story could've taken place actually inside the
arena more, the action was non-stop and almost each chapter ended with
a fantastic cliff hanger! The read was thrilling and exhilarating, very
enjoyable.

I was deeply absorbed in Katniss's character, and the
way she was beautifully written. Just like in the first book, I felt
like I was with her throughout the entire novel - specifically in the
arena. I could literally feel her pain, even more so than during the
first book, since I knew her character so well and everything she had
been through. While Katniss was torn between her love for Gale or
Peeta, it made my heart ache, too.

From Page 174
I'm
cold and wet and winded, but my escape attempt has done nothing to
subdue the hysteria rising up inside me. It will drown me unless it's
released. I ball up the front of my shirt, stuff it into my mouth, and
begin to scream. How long this continues, I don't know. But when I
stop, my voice is almost gone.


Another thing I really liked about Katniss's character was the way she was so realistic!
Even though the novel is set in the future, Katniss was just like any
other female teenager. She had her fair share of random mood swings,
like most adolescent girls do. But another thing that got brought to my
attention was her human instinct while trying to survive in the Hunger
Games arena. Even though she continuously was determined to put Peeta's
life before her own, there were split seconds when her human instinct
would slip through and she'd want to save herself instead. At first, I
was thinking that it was kind of selfish, but then I realized - hey,
even the most humble people probably have times like these. You can't
really help it, you're only human!

I loved how Katniss's
mockingjay was the symbol for the rebellions. The mockingjay played a
tremendous role in the story, and showed up during many parts. Hence
the cover - which I love by the way. The subtle message of politics and
symbolism was a nice touch in the novel and I liked how it wasn't "in
your face", like some books are.

I found myself actually talking
outloud during some chapters, or yelling at the idiotic President Snow.
That's just how much this terrific story will suck you in. You will
seriously feel like you are in the book. It made me want to pick up a weapon and join the fight!

I
am on the edge of my seat, very anxious for the third book in the
series to be published. I've never been so excited for a book to come
out, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait until fall 2010 when it's
released! Suzanne Collins is now on my list for favorite authors. :)


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My favorite book!
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Reader reviewed by BooksObsession

When I read a series, the first book is always my favorite. However, Catching Fire - the sequel to The Hunger Games
- just broke that trend. This book was an unbelievable, unpredictable
novel that is on the top of the list for one of my favorite books. Ever.

The
novel picks up from where The Hunger Games left off, with Katniss
returning to her home in district 12 as victor. She is well-known
worldwide, and pretty soon starts hearing rumors that she might be
causing rebellions throughout Panem. One day, the intimidating
President Snow visits Katniss and what he tells her leaves her
frightened for her own life and the lives of all her loved ones. To add
to the plot, the 75th Hunger Games are approaching and the Capital has
decided to change a few rules...

The book is split into three
parts: The victory tour through the 12 districts, preparing and
training for the 75th Hunger Games, and inside the arena for the games
themselves. My favorite part would have to be the latter because so
many important, nail-biting events happened.

Even though I wish the story could've taken place actually inside the
arena more, the action was non-stop and almost each chapter ended with
a fantastic cliff hanger! The read was thrilling and exhilarating, very
enjoyable.

I was deeply absorbed in Katniss's character, and the
way she was beautifully written. Just like in the first book, I felt
like I was with her throughout the entire novel - specifically in the
arena. I could literally feel her pain, even more so than during the
first book, since I knew her character so well and everything she had
been through. While Katniss was torn between her love for Gale or
Peeta, it made my heart ache, too.

Another thing I really liked about Katniss's character was the way she was so realistic!
Even though the novel is set in the future, Katniss was just like any
other female teenager. She had her fair share of random mood swings,
like most adolescent girls do. But another thing that got brought to my
attention was her human instinct while trying to survive in the Hunger
Games arena. Even though she continuously was determined to put Peeta's
life before her own, there were split seconds when her human instinct
would slip through and she'd want to save herself instead. At first, I
was thinking that it was kind of selfish, but then I realized - hey,
even the most humble people probably have times like these. You can't
really help it, you're only human!

I loved how Katniss's
mockingjay was the symbol for the rebellions. The mockingjay played a
tremendous role in the story, and showed up during many parts. Hence
the cover - which I love by the way. The subtle message of politics and
symbolism was a nice touch in the novel and I liked how it wasn't "in
your face", like some books are.

I found myself actually talking
outloud during some chapters, or yelling at the idiotic President Snow.
That's just how much this terrific story will suck you in. You will
seriously feel like you are in the book. It made me want to pick up a weapon and join the fight!

I
am on the edge of my seat, very anxious for the third book in the
series to be published. I've never been so excited for a book to come
out, and I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait until fall 2010 when it's
released! Suzanne Collins is now on my list for favorite authors. :)


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