Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Cover: 4
Characters: 5
Plot: 5
Setting: 5

Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark won the annual competition described in Hunger Games, but the aftermath leaves these victors with no sense of triumph. Instead, they have become the poster children for a rebellion that they never planned to lead. That new, unwanted status puts them in the bull's-eye for merciless revenge by The Capitol...

From this summary, you don't really know a lot of what's going on in the book. This basically only had covered the first part of the book because during the Victory Tour, the tour for the victors, some things happen and then it leads to a string of activities which then leads to the beginning of Mockingjay and so forth. I don't want to spoil it, so just read the book.

Like the last book, Catching Fire didn't lack action at all. I expected it to have less action than the Hunger Games, since they were no longer in the arena, but it didn't at all. I was at the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. Everything was just so exciting and the plot was so well thought out. The characters were already very well developed in the first books, but the new characters that we were introduced to were just as well developed and I loved every last character and I was so sad to see some of them die in the end.

The setting is so well described that I really felt the mood of each district, and the scenery was extremely vivid and in short, I loved loved loved loved loved the way Ms. Collins described everything. The concepts of the book were also extremely well thought-out, and I could tell the author spent a lot of consideration making up these settings and ideas.

This is no less worse the Hunger Games in my opinion. In fact, it just gets more exciting. If you think the Hunger Games were intense, wait till you read Catching Fire!

Five Snowflakes

1 comment:

  1. I love this series, you'll have to post your thoughts on Mockingjay! it was crazy intense!


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