Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Catching Fire

Catching Fire (Hunger Games, #2)Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've had a few days to think about this book, and, well, I'm still confused. I don't know whether I love it or hate it. The first two-thirds of the book is a love story. Kind of. I was honestly surprised that The Spawn liked this book at all because... well, it made me want to gag. So then we get to the arena - Luh-hoved it! [and yes, I did say that with a sing-song voice.] Okay, so I'm still creeped out about the whole teenager killing teenager - or more accurately in this arena, people killing people - for sport. What made this for me is the characters. The way the author really made them shine. I thought this was going to be a five star for me, based on just the last third of the book... but then the last like, ten pages bottomed out. Just as quickly as my book high started, it ended. I have some reservations about starting the last book of the series so I'm distracting myself with other reads until I get the resolve to read it. I almost feel like I'm recovering from a bad break-up...

Synopsis: Katniss Everdeen survived the Hunger Games. Now the Capitol wants revenge.Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol -- a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.

As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.

Recommended Reading:
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
The Necromancer by Michael Scott
The Death Cure by James Dashner
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

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