Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #2)

Alright. I am pretty far behind and too late to join the bandwagon. Hold your ohs and ahs as i am aware that as a book reader i might as well have sinned for not reading the book before. To be fair i had read Hunger games and totally fell in love with it. But as with any of us readers out there, before i could get into Catching fire, the second book in the series, I ended up falling for other books and drifting away from this one. It wasn’t until recently that i was hunting for books to read, that i realized i have been putting this series on a fatal backlog so i decided it was time that i relived the Hunger Games.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- Official Synopsis

Sparks are igniting.
Flames are spreading.
And the Capitol wants revenge.

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.

In Catching Fire, the second novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, Suzanne Collins continues the story of Katniss Everdeen, testing her more than ever before…and surprising readers at every turn

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Source: Hunger game wiki

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins- RWAT Take

Is there anything out there that hasn’t been already said and done about the book and its awesomeness ? I am pretty sure everything has been covered and i wouldn’t be adding anything new, even the fact that i feel bad for Peeta, our poor little second protagonist hanging at the edge in a love triangle ( am i giving away spoilers? But i thought everybody would sort of know that by now)

 

Anyhow let us come back to the book. There is nothing that i can say against this book. Its perfect and perhaps one of the books that actually set a benchmark for YA books. Hunger Games could very well be the book that opened potential for a lot of dystopian ideas and new creative world. Even today when a new dystopian novel is released people immediately starts comparing it with Hunger Games. Thats how huge this entire series has been.

 

If you are a procrastinator like me, then leave everything and dive into this and you will absolutely fall in love with YA genre again. If not Katniss will definitely get your tongue because the character of Kat is one of those rare and fierce females that you will get to see in any YA books.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Source: vulture

Conclusion

Everything from the basic plot to the characters to the language is perfect and if you haven’t touched the series yet then this would be the right time. If you have already read it then perhaps this is the time where you can revisit the Hunger Games

 

Catch the trailer of the movie based on the book

 

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